On May 11, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 545 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-specific draw. In round #222, the lowest score to get the ITA was 753 points, 19 points fewer compared to the previous round. The tie-breaking rule for this round was December 15, 2021 at 20:32:57 UTC. As of May 9, 2022, there are 206,726 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 2,953 more compared to the previous update. In 2022, Canada invited 8,631 candidates to apply for PR in Express Entry.