Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry Draw# 177 | 671 Provincial Nominee Candidates received invitations

Canada held its latest Express Entry draw on March 8, 2021. A total of 671 provincially nominated candidates received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. This means the latest draw was limited to the candidates who already have received provincial nominations from the provinces of Canada.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to receive an invitation is 739 in this draw.

The latest draw took place three weeks after a tremendous draw that was held on February 13, 2021. The previous draw saw a whopping 27,332 candidates receiving invitations to apply for permanent residence. Candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) received invitations in that draw.

The previous draw set records in terms of both numbers of invitations and CRS score requirements. The minimum score needed to receive an invitation was 75 for that draw.

Before this huge draw, the highest number of ITAs issued in a single draw was 5000 in four consecutive draws held during the end of 2020.

In total, 38,657 candidates received invitations in all 7 draws of this year so far.

Express Entry draw details-2021

S.NoDraw date
Draw NoNumber of ITAsMin CRS requiredProgram SpecifiedTie Breaking rule
108-03-2021177671739PNPFebruary 16, 2021 at 19:10:25 UTC
213-02-202117627,33275CECSeptember 12, 2020 at 15:31:40 UTC
310-02-2021175654720PNPAugust 14, 2020 at 06:51:00 UTC
421-01-20211744626454CECJuly 23, 2020 at 17:32:00 UTC
520-01-2021173374741PNPSeptember 5, 2020 at 19:39:04 UTC
607-01-20211724750461CECSeptember 12, 2020 at 20:46:32 UTC
706-01-2021171250813PNPNovember 2, 2020 at 11:11:52 UTC

Summary of the recent Express Entry draw

Draw date: March 8, 2021

Program: Provincial Nominee Programs

Draw Number: 177

The Number of ITAs issued in this draw: 671

Minimum CRS score required: 739

The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 38,657

Tie-break rule applied for this draw: February 16, 2021, at 19:10:25 UTC i.e. the PNP candidates who had submitted their profile before this date and time with minimum CRS scores 739, have received invitations in this draw. 

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