published on 22 December 2021 @ 5:15 pm · COMMENT
Express Entry Update: Provincial Nominee Draw
On December 22, 2021, 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 720, and 746 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 can be awarded 600 additional points under the federal Express Entry system.
This draw invited only candidates who qualified for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class. No invitations were issued under the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, or Federal Skilled Trades Class.