Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to apply (ITAs) in Canada’s most recent Express Entry draw.

The department issued 2,985 ITAs in a program-specific draw for candidates in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Candidates needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 676 to be considered. Today’s draw is the first since April 24 and follows a month-long pause in draws.

Results: Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #296– May 30, 2024

  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Number of invitations issued: 2,985
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,985 or above
  • Date and time of round: May 30, 2024 at 14:59:31 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 676
  • Tie-breaking rule: January 19, 2024 at 18:32:21 UTC

This draw was the first one to focus on a specific program since the introduction of category-based selection draws in June 2023. In program-specific draws, only candidates from the Express Entry pool who have applied through a specific permanent residency program are considered, rather than inviting applicants from all programs as in a general draw.