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New Express Entry Draw- IRCC invites 284 PNP candidates

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, Apr 2021

New Express Entry Draw- IRCC invites 284 PNP candidates The Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) opened a new program-specific Express Entry draw to invite 284 PNP candidates. In this invitation round held on March 31, 2021, the IRCC issued invitations to those applicants who had a provincial nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 778 points or above.

Program-Specific Express Entry Draw - March 31, 2021

Draw Date Express Entry Category No. of ITAs Minimum Score Requirement Tie-breaking rule
31-March-2021 Only PNP candidates 284 778 March 16, 2021 at 16:09:32 UTC

All the candidates who received their ITAs (invitations to apply) in this draw are now eligible to apply for Canada PR. They must submit their eAPR, i.e., electronic application for permanent residence along with supporting documents and application fees.

With this invitation round, the IRCC has now invited total 44,124 candidates through Express Entry System in 2021.

Express Entry in 2020 vs 2021 Draws till 31st March

About Federal Express Entry System of Canada

The Federal Express Entry system is designed by the IRCC to electronically accept, manage and process permanent residence applications from skilled foreign nations under three key economic immigration programs, including:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) - For individuals with relevant foreign work experience in a skilled occupation.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) - For individuals who are qualified in any skilled trade.
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC) - For individuals who have relevant Canadian work experience in any skilled occupation.
If you are interested in moving to Canada this year, start with discovering your eligibility for Canadian PR via Express Entry by taking our free profile assessment online. Or else, you may connect with our team of certified immigration experts at Visas Avenue on a Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777.


Rajneesh Kumar

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