Today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted the 193rd Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw. This is the 12th draw of 2021, inviting 1,002 candidates to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is 742.
Specific details on today’s PNP draw are shown as the following:
|Express Entry System #193 Draw|
|Class||PNP Provincial Nominee Program|
|Date and Time of Draw||June 23, 2021 at 15:41:38 UTC|
|Minimum CRS Score||742 (Past data and trends)|
|Number of Invitations Issued||1002|
|Tie-breaking Rule||February 18, 2021 at 04:04:56 UTC|
Compared to the previous PNP draw held on June 9th, 2021, the CRS score has increased by 31 points. The PNP minimum scores have not manifest a consistent upward or downward trend. Nevertheless, the 193rd draw invited the largest pool of candidates since the introduction of the PNP program. Given climbing vaccination rates and respective provincial/territorial economic reopening, it seems like Canada is ready to sprint towards post-pandemic prosperity.
As part of the federal Express Entry system, the PNP is for workers who contribute to specific provinces or territories with their education and work experiences. Simultaneously, each province and territory offers its own provincial nominee program according to area-specific demands. Unlike other skilled worker streams, PNP candidates are almost always guaranteed to receive ITAs based on their pronounced skills.
A probable reason for PNP’s unpredictable CRS fluctuations is IRCC’s concern of ensuring the quality of PNP candidates. It is a reasonable cause, since PNP candidates are expected to play pivotal roles in facilitating the Canadian economy. However, as more regions start to fulfill their labour market demands via PNP, nominees enjoy more merits than before, In fact, the total number of ITAs issued this year so far has reached 81,713, almost doubling the number compared to the same period in 2020.
While we observe a possible farewell to COVID-19 in the approaching future, we are ready to approach a new future of Canadian immigration.