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Express Entry Draw #151 | Provincial Nominee Class Specific

341 Express Entry candidates who have received provincial nominations have been invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 151st Express Entry draw on June 10th, 2020. The minimum CRS cut-off score for this draw was 743, down 14 points from the last Provincial Nominee-specific draw. Only candidates who have been nominated through a Provincial Nominee Program will receive invitations.

Draw Number: 151
Draw Date: June 10th, 2020
Number of Invitations Issued: 341
Minimum CRS: 743
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program
Tie-breaking rule: April 14th, 2020

Provincial Nominees Invited

In the 151st Express Entry draw, the IRCC limited the draw to invite only candidates who have already received a nomination through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

This draw saw 341 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to PNP candidates with a CRS score of 743 points or higher. The CRS cut-off score has dropped 14 points since the last PNP-specific draw.

Each province, with the exception of Quebec, operates several PNP streams. These streams are designed by the provinces to help meet their unique immigration goals, so the eligibility criteria and application procedures vary. However, PNPs are a popular option because they can be the fastest pathway to Canadian permanent residence.

In spite of the continued uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, we are glad to see that the Canadian government is still holding Express Entry draws. Immigration plays an important role in Canada, and we hope to see these numbers continue to climb in the coming months.

Anya Leibovitch

Anya Leibovitch is a writer, editor, and translator based in Montreal. She writes about the city’s tech and literary scene, as well as immigration.

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