On March 2, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 1,047 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-targeted draw. In round #217, the cut-off score was 761 points, 51 points more compared to the previous PNP draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was January 5, 2022 at 14:22:03 UTC. As of February 28, 2022, there are 195,895 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 2,166 fewer compared to the previous update. In 2022, Canada issued 4,627 ITAs through Express Entry.