Express Entry: New record number of PNP candidates invited

Canada’s held its fourth Express Entry draw of the year inviting PNP candidates.

Canada invited 1,082 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian immigration on February 16. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in the new invitation round. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off was 710. PNP candidates get an automatic 600 points added to their score when they receive their nomination, which is why the minimum score was so high. This is the third time in a row that a PNP draw has broken a record for most invitations. The draw two weeks ago held the previous record with a total of 1,070 PNP candidates invited to apply. Invited candidates now have 60 days to apply for Canadian permanent residence.