On September 29, 2021 Canada invited 761 Express Entry applicants to apply for permanent residence.
Invited applicants had previously received Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nominations, which is equivalent to 600 points automatically added to their Express Entry base score. Following the award, applicants had to achieve a score of at least 742 to be invited.
In the previous PNP draw, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 521 PNP applicants with scores of at least 732. The new draw is larger but also has a higher score, suggesting that there are more high scoring candidates in the pool. in the category of provincial nominees.