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920 PNP Candidates Invited in Latest Express Entry Draw

Published on : July 3, 2024

Canadian immigration hopefuls with Express Entry profiles and a provincial nomination asked to apply for PR visa.

The first Express Entry system round of invitations in July 2024 has been held. On July 2, 2024, there were 920 invitations issued in Express Entry draw number #299. Those selected had been nominated by a Canadian provincial or territorial government under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The minimum required score was CRS 739.

A PNP nomination gets 600 points on the Comprehensive Ranking System which gives the CRS score to an Express Entry candidate.

There are 3 programs managed through Express Entry -

However, the PNP has some immigration pathways linked with the Express Entry system.

What is the PNP immigration of Canada?

Canadian PNP is an immigration pathway to move to Canada with your family. The PNP follows a 2-step process -

  • A nomination by a province or territory, and
  • Using the Nomination Certificate to apply for Canada PR.

To immigrate to Canada through the PNP, you will have to go through a provincial/territorial government as well as the federal government of Canada. Except Quebec and Nunavut, all Canadian provinces and territories run their own PNPs.

Certain PNP streams are linked with the Express Entry system. Others run independently.

How to immigrate to Canada as a PNP nominee?

You will have to secure a nomination under the PNP before you can apply for permanent residence. Nomination applications are handled by the provincial/territorial governments. Following a nomination, a PR application must be submitted to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Each of the PNP routes targets a specific class of immigrants. A PNP can be for -

  • skilled workers,
  • semi-skilled workers,
  • international students, or
  • business people.

Keep in mind that you must have the intention to settle within the province or territory nominating you. There are over 80 immigration routes available under PNP. The right one for you will be as per your specific profile.

How many PNP invitations in 2024?

With a focus on category-based selection, Canada has held only 3 PNP rounds so far in 2024. In view of the latest trend, we can expect to see more PNP-only draws in the second half of the year.

PNP Rounds & Invitations in 2024

Express Entry Round Number

Date of round

Invitations Issued

#299

July 2, 2024

920

#298

June 19, 2024

1,499

#296

May 30, 2024

2,985

Total invitations issued to PNP candidates

5,404

 

What is the PNP admissions target for 2024?

In 2024, around 22.68% of overall planned permanent resident admissions will be through PNP. As per the 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada will grant 485,000 Canada PR visas in 2024. Of these, 110,000 will be granted permanent residence through PNP.

The PNP admissions target for 2025-26 stands at 120,000 per year. Canada plans to issue 5,00,000 PR visas in 2025 and 2026.

Canadian PNP and the Express Entry system are the main ways to immigrate to Canada. There are many other Canadian immigration routes available as well.

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