Another 392 provincial nominees have been invited in the new Express Entry draw
On June 24, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) distributed 392 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-specific draw. In round #153, the cut-off score has dropped to 696 points, 47 points fewer compared to draw #151. The tie-breaking rule for this round was April 23, 2020 at 10:39:30 UTC. As of June 22, 2020, there are 142,636 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 931 profiles less compared to the previous update. The impact of COVID-19 reduces the number of profiles in the pool. In twenty Express Entry draws in 2020, Canada issued 46,392 ITAs.