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In the 175th Express Entry draw, Canada issued 654 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This draw was specific to Provincial Nominee Class candidates.  The minimum CRS cut-off score for this draw was 720.

Draw Summary

Draw Number: 175
Draw Date: February 10, 2021
Number of Invitations Issued: 654
Minimum CRS: 720
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Class
Tie-breaking rule: August 14, 2020

654 Provincial Nominee Class Candidates Invited

In the fifth Express Entry draw of 2021, the Canadian government has extended 654 invitations to qualified Provincial Nominee class candidates. Candidates with a provincial nomination can receive up to 600 extra points toward their CRS score, essentially guaranteeing them selection from the Express Entry pool.

It looks like we are back to program-specific draws for the time being. The Canadian government began holding these program-specific draws after the pandemic hit in March 2020. In the second half of 2020, the Canadian government once again resumed all-program draws. We are hopeful that we will see a return to all-program draws with a higher number of ITAs in the coming weeks so Canada better positioned to welcome more newcomers than ever over the next few years.

Rebecca Major

Rebecca Major is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and Director of Operations at Canadim Law Firm. She has spent the last 11 years of her career helping thousands of people immigrate to Canada.

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