An Express Entry draw organized on June 10 invited candidates with provincial nominations to apply for permanent residence. Canada invited a total of 341 candidates in this draw.
The June 10 Express Entry draw was the seventh draw to target Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) recipients registered under the federal Express Entry system after the implementation of the pandemic measures. Canada enforced special coronavirus measures since March 18 and has since then been alternating between Expres Entry draws focusing on Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates and PNP recipients.
Candidates who have a provincial nomination have an additional 600 points added to their CRS human capital score. This is the reason why the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for candidates to get Invitations to Apply (ITA) in this draw was 743. If the additional points received from the provincial nomination are excluded, the requirement for the human capital score would have been just 143.
This draw used a tie-break rule. Candidates with CRS scores equal to or more than 743 were chosen to receive an ITA provided they had submitted their profile prior to April 14, 2020, at 13:25:51 UTC.
Invitation rounds have been organized in most Canadian provinces for PNP in the last few weeks. Altogether, Canadian provinces have ended up issuing over 2000 invitations to apply since the beginning of May. June might also be a great month for PNPs since there have been significant developments.
The dates of the draws have also become rather erratic. The early months of 2020 saw all-program draws covering Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), CEC candidates, and Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), happening every fortnight. Now, the targeted draws by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are following no such pattern. The draws targeting CEC candidates have recorded a lower CRS cutoff.