July 21 Express Entry PNP draw. Canada issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to 462 candidates.
Eligible candidates for the July 21 Express Entry PNP draw were first nominated by a Canadian province under Provincial Nominee Programs. Also they must score at least 734 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Express Entry is the application system that Canada uses to manage skilled worker applications. It also is the most popular way to immigrate to Canada.
Express Entry draws for Canada permanent residence occur regularly, but approximately every two weeks.
In each draw, Canada issues qualified candidates from the Express Entry pool an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
After IRCC approves your application and you complete the landing process, you will officially become a Canadian permanent resident.
Canada PNPs and the Express Entry system
Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status. However, they can boost your application by nominating you for PR in the federal government’s Express Entry system.
In order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile.
A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool. However, additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points are awarded to those who already have a job.
A total of 1,200 points is available. Out of that, 600 points are available for a job offer or a nomination under any of Canada’s Provincial Immigrant Nomination Programs (PNPs).
A candidate’s CRS score is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.
Individual applicant or a couple may get CRS points. Candidates do not need to have any experience in Canada in order to get ITA for permanent residence.
Your CRS is a numerical value, out of a possible 1,200, determined by your core human capital. This is essentially your age, work experience, educational background, ability to adapt and language skills.
Importantly, only a limited number of candidates with the highest CRS points in the pool get Invitations to Apply (ITAs).
How does PNP nomination help your Canada immigration application?
Candidates who receive a PNP nomination get an additional 600 points toward their federal Express Entry CRS score.
The additional 600 CRS points virtually guarantee that you will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in an Express Entry draw.
The minimum score for an Express Entry PNP draw is typically in the mid 700s and up. In contrast, other Express Entry programs require scores in the 400s.
Consequently, candidates with provincial nomination need only score in the 100s for core human capital in order to be invited.
Canada Express Entry Step by Step Overview
Create your Canada Express Entry profile on Canada government website.
How to improve your Express Entry CRS score
An Express Entry candidate typically needs a CRS score of 470-490 points in a regular draw so as to receive a permanent residence invitation.
And to get to these higher scores candidates need to maximize their points on all available factors.