Canada invited 919 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on March 30. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in the new invitation round. To be invited, candidates needed to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 785. The minimum score was relatively high because PNP candidates get an automatic 600 points added to their score when they receive their nomination. Without the nomination, the lowest-scoring candidates would have had 185 base points. Invited candidates now have 60 days to apply for Canadian permanent residence. In the previous round of invitations, IRCC invited a total of 924 PNP candidates to apply for Canadian immigration.