Canada invited a total of 6,940 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in two Express Entry draws on June 9 and 10.
On June 9, Canada invited a total of 940 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to apply for permanent residence. These candidates must have had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 711 to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Candidates who get a provincial nomination receive an extra 600 CRS points. This means that candidates needed only 111 core points to receive an ITA.
One day later, on June 10, Canada invited Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates to apply for permanent residence. In this draw, invited candidates needed a CRS score of 368.
This is the second lowest CRS requirement this year. The lowest was when Canada invited a whopping 27,332 candidates in a historic Express Entry draw. The CRS score in that draw was just 75.
Since Canada introduced travel restrictions in March 2020, Canada held many program-specific draws like the ones held today.