Canada invites 2985 candidates in Latest Express Entry draw for PNP Candidates

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 31/May/2024
Latest Express Entry draw for PNP Candidates

The Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted the latest draw of Federal Express Entry System on May 30, 2024 to invite 2,985 candidates this time around. This draw was dedicated to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates only, i.e. the candidates who already have 600 points acquired from based on the provincial nomination they have received from a particular Canadian province. Find out more details about this new invitation round.

Express Entry draw on 30 May 2024

Find below the key details of the latest EE invitation round:

  • EE Draw date and type- 30 May 2024, EE draw for PNP candidates
  • ITAs issued- 2,985 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR Visa issued
  • CUT OFF- The CRS score requirement for this draw was 676 points.
  • Tie-breaking RuleJanuary 19, 2024 at 18:32:21 UTC

In the 18 express entry invitation rounds took place in 2024, the IRCC has issued total 38,955 ITAs for Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) Visa this year.

Express Entry Draws (ITAs & CUT OFF) in April and May 2024

 Date

 Number of Invitations

CRS Score

Draw Type

30-May

2,985

676

PNP only

24-Apr

1,400

410

Category-based -French language proficiency

23-Apr

2,095

529

ALL PROGRAMS

11-Apr

4,500

491

Category-based -STEM Occupations

10-Apr

1,280

549

ALL PROGRAMS

Analysis of New EE invitation round

This being the PNP only Express Entry draw the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score is bit high than the normal. However, with the category-based draws in pipeline, it is going to drop soon in the interest of applicants with relatively low CRS point score.

Category-Based Selections this year

Canada has continued the same six categories for category-based selection in Express Entry draws throughout 2024. These categories include:

  • A strong French language proficiency or
  • Work experience in one of the below fields:
    • healthcare
    • science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
    • trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
    • transport
    • agriculture and Agri-food

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