Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a large Express Entry draw for candidates involved in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Draw (192) issued 6,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 368, the second-lowest CRS score in 2021 and the third CEC draw in a row to dip below 400 CRS points.

The CEC is among the three programs managed under Canada’s Express Entry system. The program is designed for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents.

The government is still on track to meet its ambitious target of welcoming over 400,000 newcomers throughout the year. Today’s draw brought the total ITAs to 81,713. Almost doubling the numbers issued compared to this time last year which was 42,441 as of June 10th, 2020.

IRCC applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of April 28, 2021, at 05:45:14 UTC. This means that candidates who had the minimum score of 368 are only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before the tie-breaking rule.

If you have any questions about express entry, permanent residence, provincial nominations or COVID-19 please contact us directly.


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