A total of 30,989 candidates have received ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency since January 2020. The Express Entry draw #145 held on 29 April 2020 was significant because 589 Express Entry candidates who received provincial nominations have received ITA for Canada Permanent Resident. The Minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) cut-off scores were 692, which is down by 116 points since the last PNP draw.
Provincial nominee program are unique as they operate under different streams which are designed by the provinces to meet the Economic and immigration goals.The popularity of the PNP grew over the years, since it is considered the fastest pathway for Canadian Permanent Residency. The participating province and territory has an immigration stream that is linked to Express Entry system, which allows it to nominate candidates for Canadian Permanent Residency.
Despite the Coronavirus measures, the Canada government held several draws and issued ITA’s for candidates from PNP and Canadian Experience Class. Express Entry candidates nominated by province or territory receive an additional 600 points; this gives them a point’s advantage over other candidates.
Immigration plays a significant role in Canada and as planned the Canadian Government is targeting to invite 341,000 immigrants in 2020 and the demand for immigrants is going to increase to 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022. Canada needs immigrants and despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, all the aspiring candidates can start the immigration process with peace of mind. A registered Immigration consultant can assist you with all the necessary information required to immigrate to Canada.
2020 Draw results
|Draw||Date||Number of ITAs||CRS cut off||Program|
|145||29-Apr-20||589||692||Provincial Nominee Class|
|144||16-Apr-20||3,782||455||Canadian Experience Class|
|143||15-Apr-20||118||808||Provincial Nominee Program|
|142||09-Apr-20||3,294||464||Canadian Experience Class|
|141||09-Apr-20||606||698||Provincial Nominee Program|
|140||23-Mar-20||3,232||467||Canadian Experience Class|
|139||18-Mar-20||668||720||No program specified|
|138||04-Mar-20||3,900||471||No program specified|
|137||19-Feb-20||4,500||470||No program specified|
|136||05-Feb-20||3,500||472||No program specified|
|135||22-Jan-20||3,400||471||No program specified|
|134||08-Jan-20||3,400||473||No program specified|
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