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Canada has issued 1,002 invitations in the 193rd Express Entry draw. Today’s draw was specific to the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and targeted candidates with a minimum CRS cut-off score of 742.

Draw #193 Summary

Draw Number: 193
Date of Draw: June 23rd, 2021
Number of Invitations Issued: 1,002 
Minimum CRS:  742
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Tie-breaking rule: February 18, 2021

The 193rd draw represents the first draw from the Express Entry pool since the Federal Government announced details of the first phase of reopening the border. Following many months of CEC and PNP specific draws, Federal Skilled Worker candidates anxiously await the resumption of non-specified draws.

Meanwhile, as more Canadians begin to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, many hope to receive more details on Canada’s reopening plan and what this will be for the recommencement of all-program draws.

What is a PNP Express Entry draw?

To be eligible to receive an invitation in today’s Express Entry PNP draw, candidates must firstly receive a nomination from an Express Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program. Once a candidate receives a nomination, one’s CRS score increases by an additional 600 points. As a result, nominees are essentially guaranteed to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

More provinces are using nominee programs to fill labour market gaps. Many hold draws and invite candidates directly from the Express Entry pool to apply for nomination. These draw requirements often change from draw to draw in response labour market needs. As such, just by having an Express Entry profile, there is always a chance of receiving a invitation to apply for nomination.

Lauren Boorman

Lauren is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant based in Montreal with a particular focus on researching and writing about the latest updates in immigration news.

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