๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Express Entry Resumes with Massive PNP Draw After Month-Long Break

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Express Entry Resumes with Massive PNP Draw After Month-Long Break
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After a month-long pause, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has resumed Express Entry draws by issuing 2,985 invitations to apply (ITAs) to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates on May 30, 2024. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required was a staggering 676, indicating that nearly all PNP candidates in the pool were likely invited.
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This program-specific draw, the first since the introduction of category-based selection draws in June 2023, targeted only PNP candidates rather than inviting applicants from all programs.
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The draw comes after a month-long pause in Express Entry invitations, with IRCC remaining tight-lipped about the reasons behind the break. However, the department has previously stated its intention to rely on provinces to manage their immigration priorities, which may explain the focus on PNP candidates in this draw.
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Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system - Canada.ca