Last Updated on March 18, 2021 by West Highlander Team
In the latest Express Entry draw on March 17th Canada invited 183 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence.
Applicants were invited by IRCC who had a minimum score of 682. To the reader this CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement could seem high; however on the contrary applicants who were invited had formerly received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
For the applicants still planning to apply through express entry and planning to apply into a province will receive 600 bonus points on successful ITA. This implies that candidates who were invited in the latest draw and had minimum score of 682 had original CRS score of 82 without the nomination.
This was the second express entry PNP draw. On March 8th applicants with a low score of 71 were invited to apply for permanent residency.
To quote Attorney David Cohen, Senior Partner Campbell Cohen “This is a rare occasion of IRCC holding two consecutive PNP draws,”. “This suggests IRCC is committed to helping provinces and territories address their labour market needs as much as possible during the pandemic.”
As of now, Canada has issued 38,840 Invitations to Apply (ITA. Due to the global health crisis in 2020, Canada has now set the ambitious target of welcoming 401,000 newcomers in 2021.
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