Canada held the 1st PNP-targeted Express Entry draw of 2024

Author: John Black | | Categories: Express Entry

1st PNP-targeted Express Entry draw

On May 30, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted the year’s 1st PNP-targeted Express Entry draw. This first PNP-targeted Express Entry draw of 2024 saw 2,985 Invitations to Apply (ITA) being issued to eligible candidates, marking a significant step in Canada’s ongoing immigration initiatives.

Details of the Draw 1st PNP-targeted Express Entry draw of 2024:

  • Date: May 30, 2024
  • Draw Number: 296
  • Total ITAs Issued: 2,985
  • Cut-Off Score: 676 points
  • Tie-Breaking Rule: January 19, 2024, at 18:32:21 UTC

The cut-off score for this draw was 676 points, reflecting the competitive nature of the PNP-targeted draws. Candidates who had submitted their profiles before January 19, 2024, at 18:32:21 UTC, and met the cut-off score, received ITAs, emphasizing the importance of early and thorough application preparation.

As of the draw date, there were 224,404 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This substantial number indicates the high level of interest in Canadian immigration programs and the diverse pool of talent seeking to contribute to Canada’s economy and society.

So far in 2024, Canada has issued 38,955 invitations through the regular Express Entry draws. This demonstrates the Canadian government’s commitment to welcoming skilled immigrants and supporting the country’s economic growth.

What is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

The PNP allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and are interested in settling in a particular province. These programs are designed to address specific local labor market needs and contribute to regional economic development.

The PNP enables provinces to select candidates with skills and experience that match their specific economic needs. Candidates nominated through the PNP receive an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, significantly increasing their chances of receiving an ITA. By distributing immigrants across various provinces, the PNP supports balanced regional growth and addresses demographic challenges.

The first PNP-targeted Express Entry draw of 2024 signifies a promising start for candidates aiming to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program. With nearly 39,000 invitations already issued this year, Canada continues to demonstrate its commitment to attracting skilled talent and fostering economic development through its immigration programs.

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