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In the 182nd Express Entry draw, IRCC issued 266 invitations to Express Entry candidates. This draw was specific to Provincial Nominee Program candidates with a minimum CRS cut-off score of 753.

Draw Summary

Draw Number: 182
Draw Date: April 14, 2021
Number of Invitations Issued: 266
Minimum CRS: 753
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program
Tie-breaking rule: March 1, 2021

Provincial Nominees Invited

Following the 2021 trend, in the 182nd 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 266 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to PNP candidates with a CRS score of 753 points or higher.

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.

To date, over 2,600 PNP applicants have been selected from the Express Entry pool in 2021.

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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