A new Provincial Nominee Program Express Entry draw was held in Canada, with 1,047 invitations to apply issued (ITAs).

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for the March 2 draw was 761 points, which was 51 points higher than the previous PNP draw.

A nominee certificate from a Provincial Nominee Program was required for today’s draw (PNP). 


In 2022, Canada’s immigration strategy expects to accept 431,645 foreigners. This is a jump of almost 20,000 from Canada’s previous year’s record-breaking objectives, which were the highest ever set in the country.

Canada intends to target 241,850 economic immigrants as part of this total, including:

Candidates for the Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class totaled 55,900 people.

Candidates for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) totaled 83,500.

In 2021, IRCC granted a total of 114,431 ITAs, all of which went to CEC and PNP candidates. It surpassed the previous high of 107,350, which was established in 2020.

IRCC has resorted to draws for PNP and CEC candidates during the coronavirus outbreak, focusing on candidates who are currently in Canada on employment or study permits.

The tie-breaking rule was applied on January 5, 2022 at 10.22 a.m. EST in the most recent draw. Only those who submitted their Express Entry profiles before this date and time got invites if more than one applicant had the minimal CRS score.