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On February 15, 2023, IRCC held the second PNP-targeted Express Entry Draw, in which 699 candidates received invitations. The rank required to be invited to apply (ITA) was 791 and the CRS Cut-Off Score for this draw was 791, 58 points more than the previous draw. Canada has already invited 15892 Express Entry candidates in 2023.

The candidates received invitations through Provincial Nominee Programs aligned with Express Entry system. PNP-based Express Entry programs like EEBC help Canadian provinces attract suitable foreign workers to increase their population and meet their labour market goals. Except for Quebec and Nunavut, most of Canada’s provinces and territories have PNPs in line with Express Entry.

Around 240,264 Express Entry Profiles are in the pool as of February 1, 2023.

The Latest Canada Express Entry Draw Results:

  • Express Entry Round: #241
  • Draw Type: PNP-Based Express Entry
  • Draw Date:¬† February 15, 2023
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 791
  • No. of invitations: 699
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 08, 2023

The Latest Express Entry Pool Breakdown

There is a slight improvement in the Express Entry Pool with this Express Entry Latest Draw. Here is a CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry Pool as of February 15, 2023

Express Entry Latest Draw Breakdown February 15, 2023

Why CRS Cut-off Score is So High?

The latest CRS Cut-off Score for FSW candidates was 489 in the previous FSWP Only Draw. The CRS Cut-off Scores of PNP-based Express Entry draws are generally higher in the 600-1200 range because the candidates get up to 600 additional points when they apply for any Express Entry PNP.

The CRS cut-off score might drop below 489 in the next FSW Draw. The Next Express Entry is expected to happen on February 16, 2023, with a draw size of 3,300 invitations.

Many candidates with low CRS scores are also expecting Occupation-based Express Entry draws. IRCC recently mentioned that targeted Express Entry draws could start in the spring of 2023, most likely in March.

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How to Get 600 Points Through PNP?

The Canadian province nominates candidates, which gets them additional 600 points added to their final CRS Score. In this particular draw, Express Entry candidates needed a CRS score of 791 or higher to qualify for a provincial nomination.

Provinces and territories offer 80+ Canadian provincial nominee programs. Here is a province-wise list of PNP Programs.

  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
  • Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
  • Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

General Requirements for PNP-Based Express Entry

  • An Active Express Entry Profile
  • Intention to Live in the Selected Province
  • Economic Benefits
  • Valid Immigration Status
  • Language Requirements
  • Signed Job Offer Letter
  • Income Requirements
  • Wage Requirements
  • Education Requirements
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