Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry Draw# 189 | 500 PNP candidates received invitations

Canada’s latest was draw held on May 26, 2021. A total of 500 candidates who had provincial nominations (PNP) received invitations in the latest draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to get an invitation was 713 in this draw.

This is the lowest CRS cut-off requirement for PNP-Specific draws this year so far. The previous PNP-Specific draw held on May 12, 2021, saw 557 candidates receiving invitations who had a CRS score of 752 and above. It was followed by CEC- Specific draw on the next day i.e. on May 13, 2021.  A total of 4147 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates who had 410 CRS points and above were invited.

Surprisingly, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held another draw the very next week on May 20, 2021. CEC candidates received 1842 invitations who had CRS scores as low as 397.

In total, 68, 817 candidates received invitations in all 19 draws of this year so far. Out of all the invitations, 4,120 invitations were issued to provincially nominated candidates.

S. No Draw date
(DD/MM/YYYY)
Draw NoNumber of ITAsMin CRS requiredProgram SpecifiedTie Breaking rule
126-05-2021189500713PNPApril 06, 2021 at 09:50:14 UTC 
220-05-20211881842397CECApril 24, 2021 at 12:09:24 UTC
313-05-20211874147401CEC April 29, 2021 at 11:48:14 UTC
412-05-2021186557752PNPApril 29, 2021 at 10:18:12 UTC
529-04-20211856000400CECApril 24, 2021 at 15:24:49 UTC 
628-04-2021184381717PNPMarch 16, 2021 at 21:20:50 UTC 
716-04-20211836000417CECMarch 01, 2021 at 19:53:46 UTC
814-04-2021182266753PNPMarch 01, 2021 at 15:22:18 UTC
901-04-20211815000432CECFebruary 16, 2021 at 09:51:22 UTC
1031-03-2021180284778PNPMarch 16, 2021 at 16:09:32 UTC

Summary of the recent Express Entry draw

Draw date: May 26, 2021

Program: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Draw Number: 189

The Number of ITAs issued in this draw: 500

Minimum CRS score required: 713

The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year:   68,817       

Tie-break rule applied for this draw: April 06, 2021 at 09:50:14 UTC i.e. the PNP candidates who had their profiles before this date and time with minimum CRS scores 713, have received invitations in this draw

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