Canada invited 500 provincial nominees in the Express Entry draw #189,
CRS score requirement drops 39 points compared to the previous PNP-specific draw.
On May 26, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new Express Entry invitation round. IRCC invited candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 500 provincial candidates, compared to the previous PNP-only draw, Canada invited 57 fewer candidates and the lowest score in this draw was 713 points, 39 points fewer than the previous draw.
The tie-breaking rule for this round was April 6, 2021 at 09:50:14 UTC. In total, Canada has invited 68,817 candidates to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry in 2021.