Despite holding more PNP draws this year, Canada has nonetheless extended more invitations to CEC candidates. For example, on November 24, Canada invited 613 Express Entry hopefuls to apply for permanent residence.
All of the invited candidates had already been nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Therefore, the nomination's automatic 600 points increased the minimum cut-off score to 737. The lowest-scoring contender would have received 137 points if the nomination had not occurred.
This is the sixth consecutive PNP-specific Express Entry draw sponsored by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). IRCC invited 775 applicants with scores of at least 685 in the last draw. Canada's border will be closed on March 18, 2020. Since then, the IRCC has concentrated on accepting existing immigrants. Its strategies included inviting Express Entry candidates who were more likely to be Canadian residents or recommended by a PNP.
Previously, Canada welcomed Express Entry applicants from all programs, but in 2021, IRCC only invited candidates from the Provincial Nominee Class and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). In all, 33 PNP-specific Express Entry draws were performed in Canada, with 17,785 individuals receiving invitations to apply for permanent residence. During the same time period, Canada had 27 CEC lotteries, resulting in 133,868 invites.
Canada invited 27,332 CEC applicants in a single draw on February 13 of this year. In addition, the immigration service sent 6,000 CEC invites at a time during the summer.
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These results are not surprising, considering that there are typically more CEC-eligible individuals in the Express Entry pool at any given moment. Applicants must go through a separate application procedure with a province or territory to be nominated for the PNP. However, it is almost certain that they will be invited to apply for Canadian immigration once they do.
Because of the federal government's immigration agreements with the provinces and territories, IRCC has continued to invite PNP applicants. Although Canada has the last word on who is granted permanent residency and citizenship, provinces can suggest individuals who can assist them in fulfilling their demographic and economic growth goals. According to studies, both PNP and CEC candidates fare well in the labour market.
The border between Canada and the United States is presently accessible to fully vaccinated tourists and other necessary travellers. However, it will only be offered to those who have been completely immunized with a vaccine from an authorized manufacturer as of January 20, 2022.
The Express Entry system manages applications for Canada's three most popular immigration programs, i.e., CEC, FSWP, and FSTP. First, express Entry ranks candidates' profiles using a point-based mechanism known as the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). The top-scoring individuals are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and may then apply for permanent residence. The application is then reviewed by an IRCC official, who makes a decision. Following that, they will seek biometrics and may schedule an interview or require other papers.
If your application is approved, IRCC will issue you a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR). Approved permanent residents can next finish the landing procedure. If they are not currently in Canada, they can take advantage of pre-arrival programs to help them with the first steps in establishing themselves in the country.
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