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Canada Eases PR Path

New Provincial Nominee Program Draw

Welcome back to another blog update by Visa and Immigration Updates. Today’s blog update is about Canada lowering CRS Score for Skilled Worker Permanent Residency. So read the full blog till the end so you don’t miss any important updates.

Canada’s Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently issued 920 invitations for permanent residency under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) through the Express Entry system. The draw, conducted on July 2, 2024, required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 739. This initiative is part of Canada’s strategy to attract skilled workers, enhancing the country’s economic diversity.

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Dynamic Express Entry System

This draw follows a previous one on June 19, 2024, where 1,499 invitations were issued with a minimum CRS score of 663. The lower score in the June draw highlights the flexibility of the Express Entry system, which balances opportunities for candidates with varying CRS scores. The tie-breaking rule applied ensures fairness by prioritizing profiles submitted earlier when multiple candidates have the same lowest CRS score.

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CRS Score Distribution

As of July 2, 2024, the CRS score distribution in the Express Entry pool remains competitive. The highest concentration of candidates falls within the 451-500 range, reflecting the pool’s competitiveness:

  • 601-1200: 940 candidates
  • 501-600: 16,521 candidates
  • 451-500: 64,761 candidates

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Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Key Points

The PNP is a vital pathway for skilled workers seeking permanent residency in Canada. Provinces and territories nominate candidates based on their skills, education, and work experience, ensuring they meet the specific economic needs of the region. Each province administers its immigration programs, targeting groups like students, businessmen, skilled workers, and semi-skilled workers to address local labor market needs.

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Understanding the Express Entry System

Managed by the IRCC, the Express Entry system handles applications for permanent residency from skilled immigrants. It includes multiple immigration programs such as:



Candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked using the CRS, which assigns points based on factors like age, education, work experience, and language ability. Regular draws are held approximately every two weeks, each with a specific cut-off score that candidates must meet or exceed to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.

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