Today, Express Entry Draw invited 919 PNP profiles to apply for permanent residency (PR) and applicants having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 785 or above received the invitations. This was the 15th consecutive PNP only draw and we may see only PNP draws for most part of this year. Click here for Canada Immigration New Targets For 2022-2024.
This draw was only for applicants who has a provincial nomination and have an express entry profile. CRS cut off score increased by 7 points as compared to previous draw.
Total of 6,470 profiles have been invited in Express Entry PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) draws this year. Furthermore, Record 1,082 PNP profiles were invited in February 16 express entry draw.
Eligibility For This Express Entry Draw:
To be eligible for Provincial Nominee Program Express Entry Draw you need:
- A valid express entry profile in any of the three categories; Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC); AND
- Provincial Nomination from one of the Canadian provinces. Having a provincial nomination gives 600 points to the profiles in the Express Entry system.
CRS Score Distribution In Express Entry Pool As of March 28!
FHS (Federal Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience Class) targets have been significantly reduced in new immigration levels plan and this is being considered negative for express entry outland applicants. However, PNP has became popular because of these new immigration levels plan and cut off score may increase further with more outland applicants opting for PNPs.
IRCC has separately allocated some quota for TR2PR pathway, which Canadian Experience Class candidates may apply, but there is still no confirmation for TR2PR based on new immigration levels. This is because immigration fraternity has different views on this as some believe that new allocation to TR2PR will only consider previous applications, but some believe that there will be announcement on TR2PR policy again.
Kamal Deep Singh, RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) licensed by CICC (formerly known as ICCRC) with member number R708618. He brings extensive knowledge of immigration law and new changes to rapidly evolving IRCC.