On December 22, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 746 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-targeted draw. In round #212, the cut-off score was 720 points, 22 points more compared to the previous PNP draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was November 24, 2021, at 16:56:42 UTC. As of December 20, 2021, there are 191,765 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 828 more compared to the previous update. In total, in 2021, Canada issued 114,431 ITAs through Express Entry.