746 Provincial Nominee Program Applicants in Canada Got Invitation under Express Entry draw to apply for permanent residence (PR) on 22nd December. This draw depends on a minimum comprehensive ranking system, and every candidate needs to accumulate a minimum of 720 Points.
Recently, IRCC paused the invitations of CEC to catch up on the backlog. Department has claimed that they want to trim down the backlog of Express entry first.
However, Citizenship, immigration & Refugee are only holding the draws of the PNP program from 15th September 2021. And here is the list of draws –
|Draw No.||Date||Number of invitations to apply issued||Minimum CRS points required|
One Year without Skilled Worker Programs
Canada has not invited candidates from Federal Skilled Trades Program or Federal Skilled Worker from 23rd December 2020 due to travel restrictions. The main aim of IRCC is to focus on admitting the applicants who were already in Canada.
However, IRCC focuses on the aspirants of Inland. They are given permanent residency to the Temporary residence applicants.
In 2021, 25 PNP express entry draws were held by the Canadian Government in which a total of 14,778 applicants got the invitations to apply for the PR. During the same period, Canada (IRCC) also held 17 CEC draws that invited 99,653 candidates.
How does Canada Express Entry work?
Canadian Immigration authority has created an express entry program which is an immigration system that was started on 1st January 2015 that manages the applications of the Federal Skilled Trades Program & Federal Skilled Worker Program, etc.
Express entry is a prominent & quickest program for candidates seeking a new life in a country like Canada. Additionally, this program arranges & processes the applications for those applicants who want to immigrate to Canada & get Permanent residency in Canada. Getting the approval for PR from Canada is not a cakewalk. The express entry system depends on the Comprehensive Ranking System & points-based system to rank the profile of any visa applicants. The highest-score aspirants from the pool get an invitation & after that, they can apply for (PR) Permanent residency.
Eligibility Criteria for Express Entry
Applicants with college or university degrees with professional work experience & adequate proficiency in English /French are ideal applicants. If any aspirant is fulfilling the essential requirements, then they are also being entitled to submit an application under the Express Entry program.
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