Today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the 18th Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw of 2021. Draw #205 issued 521 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 732. The CRS score decreased by 32 points compared to the previous PNP draw held on September 1st, 2021.

The PNP is aligned with the federal Express Entry system. Candidates that receive a provincial nomination automatically obtain an additional 600 CRS points. The program is designed for workers who have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory. Each province and territory have their own “streams” which vary depending on the province’s needs.

The government is still on track to meet its ambitious target of welcoming over 400,000 newcomers throughout the year. Today's draw brought the total ITAs in 2021 to 108,934.

IRCC applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of February 24, 2021 at 10:46:54 UTC. This means that candidates who had the minimum score of 732 are only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before the tie-breaking rule.