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Immigration Update

Express Entry Update: Provincial Nominee Draw

On January 5, 2022, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a new round of invitations to apply for permanent residence. Invitations were issued to candidates who qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class. The minimum score selected was 808, and 392 candidates were invited to apply.

To qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class, candidates must have received a nomination certificate from a Canadian province or territory. Each province has its own provincial nomination system through which candidates are selected based on factors such as ties to the province and provincial labour market needs. Candidates who receive a provincial or territorial nomination certificate are awarded 600 additional points under the federal Express Entry system.

This draw is the first of the 2022 year. As of this time, only provincial nominee candidates have been invited to apply. The most recent draw held under the Canadian Experience Class was on September 14, 2021, and the most recent all-program draw was held on December 23, 2020.