Last Updated Mar 03,2022

Express Entry Draw: Canada Invited 1,047 Candidates Under the PNP




After the pandemic, there are certain rumours started spreading among the aspirants that Canada is going to close the Express Entry draws. There might be only drawn and an invitation will be issued to the inland applicants. Provinces will also invite those candidates who are in the province on a study visa or temporary visa. The cognitive announcements have been shattered due to a bunch of rumours. In the present scenario, the frequent draws from the express entry and provinces are not only overcome the rumours but also generates a positive environment for the immigrants. The recent Express Entry draw and provincial nominee draws from British Columbia and Ontario have set the best example of how Canada Immigration is portraiting their invitations target for the year. The article explains the latest express entry draw #217.

Key Highlights of The Latest Express Entry Draw

  • Canada immigration has declared the latest Express Entry draw #217.
  • With the latest draw, they have invited 1047 candidates from the Provincial Nominee Program.
  • This is the first draw of March month. The last draw has been declared on 16th February.
  • The last draw was the biggest draw of the year until now. It has invited 1082 candidates with a 710 CRS cut-off.
  • Compare to the last draw, this draw cut-off is 51 points higher and have invited 1047, which is less by candidates.
  • Additionally, this is the fifth consecutive PNP draw of the year and until now a total of 4627 candidates have received an invitation to apply (ITA).
  • Moreover, from last September 2021 Canada Immigration has continuously declared the draw under the PNP category and this the thirteen continues draw.
  • According to some analysis, it has been seen that Canada Immigration usually announce the draws aggressive in the initial months of the new year and invite a good number of candidates.
  • Under the provincial nominee program draws only those candidates will get the Invitation To Apply (ITA) who have received the nomination from the respective provinces after the submission of their final applications.
  • As per process once a candidate submits the final application and receives the final nomination, it opens the option of adding 600 points in their Express Entry profile.
  • After receiving the final ITA the candidates will have 60 days to submit their final application to the IRCC.

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Express Entry Draw Chart – 2022

217 March 01, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 1047 761
216 February 16, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 1082 710
215 February 2, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 1070 674
214 January 19, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 1036 745
213 January 5, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 392 808

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The latest PNP draws analysis have been concluded by the Canadian immigration minister Sean Fraser in the recent webinar with the Canadian business leaders. According to him, the IRCC will resume the draws in near future. However, as of now, there will be no announcement for that. As per the Immigration Levels Plan, 2022-2024 express entry targets will be cut in half for the year but mostly by the year 2024, it will be normal. There are also speculations that the immigration level plans may vary with upcoming new levels plans. As per Mr Sean Fraser, in the year 2022, Canada Immigration is expecting 83,500 immigrants through Express Entry and PNP categories. The new targets are higher than previously projected in the year 2020 immigration levels plan. Though, CEC and FSWP categories are paused only the PNP draw is continued and inviting a record number of candidates every two weeks. In February the IRCC has invited 2145 candidates which are almost double the January month’s 1428 invitations.

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