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Express Entry Update: Provincial Nominee Draw

On April 13, 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 782, and 787 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 their own immigration program, though which candidates can be nominated on the basis of factors such as ties to the province and provincial labour market needs. Candidates who receive a provincial or territorial nomination certificate can be awarded 600 additional points under the federal Express Entry system.

This draw invited only candidates who qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class. As of this time, we continue to see a pause on draws under the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades programs.