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Express Entry Draw is open for Provincial Nominee Program and FSTP Categories

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 02, Nov 2017

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The express entry draw is open once again to invite the eligible express entry applicants. The draw is open from November 1, 2017 to November 2, 2017. However, the draw opened this time around is bit different one. The present draw of federal express entry system is launched for two special category candidates, i.e. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Let’s take a look at the key statistics of the draw.

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Latest Express Entry Draw

Here are the draw results for the two specific category candidates

Provincial Nominee Program

  • The qualifying marks announced for the PNP category are 673 points or more
  • Total number of invitations to be issued under the category is 290.

The qualifying marks are announced for this category keeping in mind the applicants, who have applied in a Provincial Nominee Program and subsequently, received the Provincial Nominee Certificate. The provincial nomination allocates them 600 additional CRS points, which in turn boost the total CRS score of the applicants. As a result, they become eligible for the ITA (Invitation to Apply) from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

  • The qualifying marks announced for the FSTP category are 241 points or more
  • Total number of invitations to be issued under this category is 505.

The applicants invited under this category are the ones, who have experience in skilled trades. A total of 505 candidates will be invited under this category by IRCC this time around. The last draw for this particular category was launched few months back.

FSWP Category is on wait 

The applicants under Federal Skilled Worker Program will have to wait for some more time for their draw. The last draw of FSWP category was launched on October 18, 2017, wherein IRCC invited 2,757 candidates for Canadian permanent residency visa with qualifying marks being 436 CRS points or more.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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