Canada invites 545 more PNP candidates through Express Entry

Canada is holding bi-monthly PNP draws and will resume FSWP, and CEC invitations rounds early July.

Canada invited 545 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on May 11.

All invited candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 753. The minimum score was relatively high because Express Entry candidates get an automatic 600 points added to their score when they receive a provincial nomination. Without the nomination, the lowest-scoring candidates would have had 172 base points.

Immigration has now become more important than ever in Canada and Express Entry is poised to once again become a major vehicle for Canada to attract international talent and grow its economy.

By 2024, IRCC aims to welcome over 110,000 immigrants per year through Express Entry.

CIC News EE Draw May 11 CRS graph 752x453