CRS drops 57 points in the latest Express Entry PNP draw!

CRS drops 57 points in the latest Express Entry PNP draw!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 11 May, 2023 | 04:37 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new Express Entry draw on May 10, 2023. A total of 589 Invitation to Apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates from the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). No Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class invitations were issued in this latest Express Entry draw.

This was the fourth PNP-specific Express Entry draw conducted by IRCC in 2023. 

Express Entry Draw #248: Who was invited?

  • Number of invitations issued: 589
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 589 or above
  • Type of draw: Provincial Nominee Program
  • Date and time of round: May 10, 2023 at 14:06:47 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 691
  • Tie-breaking rule: March 08, 2023 at 16:42:17 UTC

This latest Express Entry draw also saw a CRS drop of 57 points from the previous PNP-specific draw conducted by IRCC on March 1, 2023. 

Previous PNP-Specific Draws in 2023

Here’s a list of the PNP-specific draws conducted so far in 2023:

How to apply for Express Entry via PNP?

To apply for Express Entry through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in Canada, you generally need to follow these steps:

  • Determine your eligibility: Each province and territory in Canada has its own specific PNP streams with different eligibility criteria. Research and identify the PNP stream that matches your qualifications, skills, and work experience. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements of both the PNP stream and the federal Express Entry system.
  • Create an Express Entry profile: If you meet the eligibility criteria for a PNP stream, you need to create an online profile through the federal government's Express Entry system. Provide accurate and comprehensive information about your personal details, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other relevant factors. You will receive a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on the information you provide.
  • Research and apply to a PNP: Research the specific PNP streams that align with your qualifications and skills. Each PNP stream has its own application process and requirements. Check the respective province or territory's official website for detailed information and application guidelines. Follow the instructions provided and submit your application to the PNP stream for assessment.
  • Receive a provincial nomination: If your PNP application is successful and you meet the province or territory requirements, you may receive a provincial nomination. This nomination is a crucial step as it significantly increases your CRS score and enhances your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.
  • Update your Express Entry profile: Once you receive a provincial nomination, update your Express Entry profile to reflect this nomination. Your CRS score will be automatically recalculated with the additional points from the nomination.
  • Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA): If your CRS score, including the provincial nomination points, meets or exceeds the cutoff score in a subsequent Express Entry draw, you will receive an ITA for permanent residency. At this stage, you can proceed to submit a complete application for permanent residency to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) within the given timeframe.
  • Complete the permanent residency application: Follow the instructions provided by IRCC to complete your permanent residency application. Submit all the required documents, including medical examinations, police certificates, and proof of funds. Pay the necessary fees and submit the application within the specified timeframe.
  • Await a decision: After submitting your application, IRCC will assess it based on the eligibility requirements and supporting documentation. They may request additional information or conduct interviews if necessary. Ultimately, IRCC will make a decision regarding your permanent residency application.

Note that the application process and requirements may vary slightly between different provinces and territories. It's important to carefully review the specific guidelines and instructions provided by the PNP stream you are applying to. Seek guidance from immigration consultants if you’re having trouble.


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