Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced an Express Entry draw for candidates involved in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
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.
Draw (185) issued 6,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 400. A decrease of 17 points compared to the previous CEC draw held on April 16th, 2021, and one of the lowest CRS scores for the Canadian Experience Class on record.
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 61,771. Coming very close to doubling the numbers issued compared to this time last year.
IRCC applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of April 24, 2021, at 15:24:49 UTC. This means that Candidates who had the minimum score of 400 are only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before the tie-breaking rule.
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