627 PNP candidates invited with CRS 760 under Express Entry- 7th July 2021
Canada invited 627 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on 7th July. The invitation round was only for candidates who had a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These candidates needed a score of at least 760.
The cutoff score is relatively high because PNP candidates automatically get 600 points added to their score. Without this award, the lowest-scoring candidate would have 160 points. Candidates who had the minimum score were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before June 14, 2021.
Throughout the pandemic, IRCC has been holding only PNP- and Canadian Experience Class (CEC)-specific draws. This is because these candidates are more likely to already be living in Canada, and less likely to be disrupted by public health measures like travel restrictions. IRCC has been inviting high numbers of candidates. For the first time ever, IRCC invited more than 1,000 PNP candidates on 23rd June. These high draw sizes could be part of a strategy to meet Canada’s immigration targets for 2021. The federal government has committed to welcoming 401,000 new immigrants to Canada this year.
So far this year, Canada has invited 89,342 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. About 87 per cent of those invited that day applied for permanent residence before the 90-day deadline, according to an IRCC email. PNP-only and CEC-only draws have very different score requirements. PNP draws have higher cutoffs because of the 600-point award, while CEC draws have lower cutoffs because candidates are not competing for invitations from other programs. Which means IRCC takes more off the top, allowing for CEC cut off scores to dip into the lower levels.
Express Entry is a points-based application management system for the three Federal High Skilled programs, which include the:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canada PNP Program
You will get a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS awards points based on skilled work experience, education, age, official language skills, and other factors. IRCC holds regular rounds of invitation, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to the highest-scoring candidates.