On September 1, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 635 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-targeted draw. In round #203, the cut-off score was 764 points, 13 points more compared to the previous PNP draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was April 12, 2021 at 12:21:45 UTC. As of August 30, 2021, there are 172,131 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 1,295 more compared to the previous update. In total, in 2021, Canada issued 106,404 ITAs through Express Entry.