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IRCC invites 1,070 applicants in the latest PNP Draw

Published Date: 3rd February 2022

Canada invited 1,070 candidates in their latest Express Entry Draw under the category of Provincial Nominee Program.

Canada held their latest draw on 2nd February 2022 for the Express Entry System. A total of 1,070 candidates were invited under the Canada Provincial Nominee Program which had the Comprehensive Ranking System Cutoff at 674 points. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are inviting more and more people in Canada to apply for permanent residency. The officials nominated candidates who had previously submitted application in the Expression of Interest System. The candidates who received the invitation were granted 600 points that boosted their CRS Score drastically. The candidates can use the invitation to apply for permanent residency. Without the nomination points the applicants would have had just 74 points.


What is Canadian Express Entry System?

The Express Entry system is a program that functions on the basis of points allotted to the applicant according to six important elements. The applicant has to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) that is then assessed and reviewed by IRCC who gives scores in terms of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to the candidates. After the submission and assessment of application you enter the Express Entry Pool from where top candidates having the highest CRS Score are selected.

If you still have any doubts in understanding the immigration process, you can book a free visa consultancy session today to get your profile assessed and know more details.

Canada is expected to hold only Provincial Nominee Program Draws for the time being. Before the start of the pandemic, it issued nomination to candidates under all streams of Express Entry System but in 2020, it stopped the invites of all other programs and focused heavily on inviting applicants under the Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program. Following this, they stopped the invitations for CEC in September last year. Although the Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has assured the people that the pause on invites for Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class is temporary, people skill await any solid confirmation.


How will a Provincial Nomination help your Express Entry application?

The two major reasons which many people apply for the Provincial Nominee Program are:

  • When you apply for a PNP you get the luxury of choosing from 80 different options provided by the different provinces. Although there can be some provinces that may or may not offer some of the streams they surely have an appropriate replacement. The options/streams are healthcare, tech, finance and accounts, human resource, etc.
  • The CRS gives you rank on the basis of the points that you are allotted. There is a total of 1200 CRS points out of which whoever scores the highest has the most chances of getting an ITA. If you are approved by a province and have the nomination certificate for the same, you automatically get 600 more points in your CRS score which guarantees you approval for a permanent residency in Canada.

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