🇨🇦 Canada Kicks Off July with Targeted Express Entry Draw for Provincial Nominees

🇨🇦 Canada Kicks Off July with Targeted Express Entry Draw for Provincial Nominees
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On July 2, 2024, Canada conducted its first Express Entry draw of the month, focusing on Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. The draw resulted in 920 invitations to apply (ITAs) being issued to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 739.

This draw continues the recent trend of program-specific draws, following three such draws in the past month. The previous PNP-only draw on June 19 invited 1,499 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 663.

Key points from the draw:

It's part of Canada's strategy to stabilize high levels of temporary residents by offering more pathways to permanent residency
PNP-only draws target candidates nominated through Express Entry-aligned provincial streams
The draw reflects Canada's ongoing efforts to meet immigration targets while addressing specific labor market needs

The Express Entry system, introduced in 2015, manages applications for various economic immigration programs. It uses the CRS to evaluate candidates based on factors such as age, work experience, education, and language skills.

In 2023, Canada introduced category-based selection draws to target candidates with specific in-demand attributes or to strengthen the French-speaking demographic. These categories include healthcare, STEM professions, trades, transport, agriculture, and French language proficiency.

This latest draw demonstrates Canada's commitment to its immigration goals and its adaptability in meeting evolving economic and demographic needs.

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Create an Express Entry profile: Rounds of invitations - Canada.ca
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