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Canada Opened 3rd Express Entry draw of 2021 to invite PNP candidates

January 21 , 2021 By Rajneesh Kumar

Canada Opened 3rd Express Entry draw of 2021 to invite PNP candidates

 ?Canada Opened 3rd Express Entry draw of 2021 to invite PNP candidates

The Canadian government opened its 3rd Express Entry draw of 2021 to invite 374 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. In this latest program-specific EE draw opened on January 20, only Provincial Nominee Class candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence with a minimum score requirement of 741 points.

Express Entry Invitation Round - 20th January, 2021

Draw Number

Draw Date

No. of Invitations Issued

Minimum Score Requirement

Tie-Breaking Rule





September 5, 2020 at 19:39:04 UTC


Also read: Express Entry System Vs Canada PNP

About Canada's Federal Express Entry System

The Express Entry system was introduced in January 2015 by the IRCC (Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada) to manage and process permanent residence applications from skilled foreign nationals.

All the interested skilled applicants create and submit their EE profiles and enter the pool of candidates based on their skills. Later on, after a detailed profile assessment only high-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian PR under any one of the three Federal Economic immigration programs, which includes:

·         Federal Skilled Worker Program

·         Federal Skilled Trades Program

·         Canada Experience Class


Apart from above three programs, the PNP is also a key pathway via which Canada invite skilled foreign nationals. Most of the Canadian provinces & territories operate PNP streams to invite and nominate skilled applicants who are capable of fulfilling provincial labour market needs.


Candidates who qualify under Express Entry-aligned Enhanced PNP streams and successfully obtain provincial nomination are awarded with additional 600 CRS points, which virtually guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR.


If you are willing to move to Canada in 2021 via Express Entry, you may take a free profile assessment and find the best program among the three. For further information and process assistance, you may connect with our team of visa and immigration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777 or E-mail at info@canadapravenue.com.

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