Latest Express Entry Draw and PNP Roundup

In the recent Express Entry draw, held on November 27, Canada invited 3,600 newcomers to apply for permanent residence in Canada. 

Applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 471 and above received Invitations To Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence. 

This week’s draw brings this year’s total amount of immigrants receiving ITAs to an impressive 78,900.

The Express Entry system, originally initiated in 2015, was designed to streamline and fast-track the immigration process. Since its introduction into the Canadian immigration system, applicants are finding it much easier and more accessible to apply to live, work, and study in Canada

The Canadian Government’s initiative to address the current shortage in the country’s workforce has been hugely successful, and it seems as though the admissions target to invite over 1 million newcomers to Canada by 2021 will not only be achieved but surpassed.

To apply for your eligibility evaluation, simply click the link below or continue reading to find out more about this month’s Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program Roundups. 

Express Entry

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The Express Entry is a system rather than a program, managing the 3 Federal economic immigration programs: 

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP);
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP); and
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Express Entry draws usually take place every 2 weeks and are point-based. It is designed to select the most suitable candidates applying for permanent residence in Canada. Candidates are scored based on factors such as age, employment history, and educational qualifications according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest-ranking applicants are then selected from the draw pool and receive ITAs to apply for permanent residency.

The Roundup

This month, Canada’s Express Entry (EE) held 2 draws. The first was held on November 13 and saw 3,600 invitations issued to skilled workers with a CRS score of 472 and higher. The most recent EE draw did not differ much, with 3,600 applicants with CRS scores of 471 and above receiving ITAs.

The benefit of having an Express Entry profile is that it’s valid for 1 year, which means that you have an average of 24 chances to automatically be entered into draws. Having an Express Entry profile also allows provinces and territories that have Provincial Immigration Programs linked to the Express Entry System, to select your profile from the draw pool and issue a provincial nomination.  

The Provincial Nominee Program

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The PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) is aimed at those who have a job offer and want to move to Canada. The minimum CRS score requirement is usually much lower than the Express Entry, making it easier to qualify for PN (provincial nomination). Having a PN also means that you will get an extra 600 points to add to your CRS score, which basically guarantees receiving an ITA. 

The Roundup

This month we saw Express Entry linked PNPs and Expression of Interest/Occupation In-demand draws in Alberta, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan. 

Occupations such as human resource managers, database analysts, and administrators, drafting technologists and technicians, and power engineers and systems operators were targeted in this month’s PNP draws. Below is a summary of this month's draws and ITA totals. 

November Provincial Nominee Program Roundup
Province/TerritoryDateITAs IssuedMinimum CRS Score
Alberta6 November148400
Manitoba7 November180560 - 719
Saskatchewan12 November52569
Prince Edward Island21 November171130
Manitoba21 November230504 - 739

For more information on the 3 easiest ways to get permanent residency in Canada or simply click the link below to get started. 

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Signing up with our service essentially removes all the stress and complications from the immigration process, and because we accredited, you can rest assured that your application is in good hands. So why not join the 78,900 Express Entry candidates who have already received their invitations to apply for permanent residency in Canada this year and take the next step towards making your dream come true.