Canada held a second PNP-specific Express Entry draw
On January 20, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) a third Express Entry draw in 2021. In invitation round #173, Canada issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) to 374 candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program. The lowest score in this round was 741 points, 72 points less compared to the previous PNP-specific draw that occurred on January 6. The tie-breaking rule for this round was September 5, 2020, at 19:39:04 UTC. As of January 18, 2021, there are 147,324 profiles registered in the pool, 829 profiles more compared to the previous update. In total, Canada invited 5,374 foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry in 2021.