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Canada Express Entry: 2,985 Invitations Issued after Over a Month

Published on : May 31, 2024

The previous Express Entry draw was held around 36 days ago, on April 24, 2024.

On May 30, 2024, the Canadian Government held another round of invitations under the Express Entry system. A total of 2,985 Canadian immigration hopefuls were issued invitations to apply in the latest Express Entry Draw Number 296. It was a draw specifically for those with a nomination under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, also commonly known as Canadian PNP.


With a PNP nomination worth CRS 600 points in itself, the points cut-off in EE Draw #296 was that of CRS 676. Express Entry profiles are ranked on a score given per the 1,200 point Comprehensive Ranking System.


Who was invited in the latest Canada Express Entry Draw #296?

Based on the specific draw criteria, those who received invitations -

  • Were eligible for any 1 of the 3 Express Entry programs (CEC, FSTP, FSWP)
  • With a nomination under the PNP of Canada
  • Had a ranking score of CRS 676 and above
  • Had created their EE profile before the tie-break (January 19, 2024 at 18:32:21 UTC)

 Why is there a tie-breaking rule in Canada Express Entry rounds?

Generally, a tie-breaking rule is applied by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The tie-break is used so as to give priority to profiles that had been created at an earlier date over those entered into the candidate pool later.


Will the Express Entry tie-break affect me?

A tie-breaking rule is applicable only to profiles that have the minimum cut-off for that particular round of invitations. The latest Express Entry draw on May 30, 2024, had a minimum cut-off of CRS 676. Now, the tie-breaking rule of January 19, 2024 at 18:32:21 UTC will be applicable to all profiles that have CRS 676 as their score.


If 2 profiles have the same required minimum CRS score, the one created before the tie-break is given priority over the EE profile made later. This is done so as to grant precedence to Express Entry profiles that have been in the candidate pool for a longer time. A profile in the Express Entry system is valid for 1 year from the date of creation.


What is Canada PNP?

Canada runs a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) under which the Canadian provinces and territories nominate people for Canadian permanent residency. Each of the Canadian provinces (except Quebec) and each of the Canadian territories (except Nunavut) run a PNP.


Are all Canadian provinces part of the PNP?

Quebec and Nunavut do not have PNPs. Quebec immigration runs separately. Nunavut does not have an immigration program.


What are the PNPs run by the provinces of Canada?

9 provinces in Canada have a PNP. 2 Canadian territories come under PNP.



Canadian PNP



Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

British Columbia

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)


Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)


Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NWNP)


Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)


There are around 85 PNP streams available. Each of the PNP streams specifically targets a particular class of immigrants. A PNP stream can be for -

  • International graduates that had come to study in Canada
  • Business workers
  • Skilled workers
  • Semi-skilled workers

The right PNP for you will be as per your unique profile. Finding out the best PNPs to apply for will increase your chances of being accepted as a provincial nominee. Worth CRS 600 points, a nomination guarantees an ITA for an Express Entry candidate in a subsequent round of invitations.


For more details, contact Kansas Overseas. Book your free consultation.

Topics: Canada




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