Express Entry: Canada holds biggest PNP draw ever

Canada held a new Express Entry draw on December 10. A total of 1,032 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence.

Invited candidates had previously received a nomination through a Provincial Nominee Program(PNP), adding 600 points to their base human capital score. As a result, the minimum cut-off for this draw was 698.

Since Express Entry was launched in 2015, Immigration,Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has only held 38 PNP – only draws. Most times they render less than a thousand invitations, with the exception of this draw and the June 23 draw when 1,002 were invited.

IRCC has only been holding PNP draws since September. This is now the seventh such draw in a row. In the previous Express Entry draw, IRCC invited 613 candidates with scores of at least 737.