Canada invited 462 provincial nominees in the Express Entry draw #197
On July 21, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new Express Entry draw. Draw #197 targeted candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program.
All invited candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This is why the score cut-off was relatively high at 734. Provincial nominees in the Express Entry pool automatically get 600 points added to their score. Without the nomination, the lowest-scoring candidate would have had 134 points.
The tie-breaking rule for this round was April 11, 2021, at 13:01:45 UTC. As of July 19, 2021, there are 167,244 profiles registered in the pool, 393 more compared to the previous update. In total, Canada issued 94,304 ITAs to foreign nationals through Express Entry in 2021.