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On August 4, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new Express Entry draw. Draw #199 targeted candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program. IRCC invited 512 provincial candidates, and the cut-off score in this round was 760 points, 26 points more compared to the previous PNP-specific draw that occurred on July 21. The tie-breaking rule for this round was March 5, 2021, at 22:38:31 UTC. As of August 3, 2021, there are 169,505 profiles registered in the pool, 2,261 more compared to the previous update. In total, Canada issued 99,316 ITAs to foreign nationals through Express Entry in 2021.