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Canada issued 920 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the most recent Express Entry draw, with a particular emphasis on the Provincial Nominee Program. Delve deeper into the latest immigration patterns and regulations in Canada.

In an exciting development, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to apply (ITAs) in the first Express Entry draw of July, continuing its efforts to attract skilled immigrants to the country.

In this recent draw, 920 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were exclusively issued under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), requiring candidates to achieve a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 739 for eligibility. This event represents another significant achievement in Canada’s robust immigration initiative.

Following several targeted draws focused on specific programs in recent weeks, the latest draw continues this trend. On June 19, IRCC invited 1,499 candidates in a draw exclusively for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), with applicants needing a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 663. Similarly, on May 30, a PNP-only draw invited 2,985 Express Entry candidates, marking the first such draw since May 10, 2023.

On May 31st, the subsequent draw welcomed 3,000 candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), underscoring IRCC’s dedication to prioritizing applicants with prior Canadian work experience. This demonstrates their ongoing commitment to selecting skilled individuals who have contributed to the Canadian workforce.

Draws that target specific programs within the Express Entry pool prioritize candidates who have applied through pathways like the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), or the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). These draws are tailored to select individuals based on their eligibility and qualifications under these particular immigration streams.

PNP-only draws specifically focus on individuals who have been nominated through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream aligned with Express Entry. This highlights the significant role of provincial partnerships in Canada’s immigration strategy, emphasizing the selection of candidates based on their provincial nominations within the Express Entry framework.

Since implementing draws based on specific categories in May 2023, IRCC had temporarily halted draws focused on individual programs. The recent sequence of draws marks a significant change in approach, resuming the selection of candidates based on specific immigration program categories.

This adjustment is a component of IRCC’s comprehensive strategy to manage the large population of temporary residents in Canada. By creating additional avenues for temporary residents, such as those holding work permits, study permits, or visitor visas, to transition to permanent residency, Canada intends to retain talented individuals who have already enriched the nation through their contributions.

A significant number of temporary residents seeking permanent residency utilize the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), leveraging their work experience in Canada. Likewise, candidates under Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) frequently include temporary residents in their applications.

This approach supports IRCC in reaching its yearly goal for “Federal High Skilled Workers” under the Express Entry system, as set forth in the Immigration Levels Plan. Additionally, it aids in controlling the population of temporary residents within the country.

Canada’s immigration draws remain a symbol of opportunity for talented individuals globally, showcasing the nation’s dedication to expansion, inclusivity, and economic advancement.