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6000 CEC candidates with CRS 400 invited in Express Entry draw #185

In the Express Entry draw held on April 29, Canada invited 6000 Canadian Experience Class(CEC) candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score requirement for the candidates to receive an invitation was 400. This score is 17 points lower compared to the previous CEC-specific draw held on April 16.

Tie-break rule was applied and the time stamp given was April 24, 2021 at 15:24:49 UTC. It means the draw prioritized CEC candidates with a minimum CRS score of 400, who had submitted their profiles before the said date and time.

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Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class, created in 2008, is an Express Entry-aligned pathway for those who have work experience in Canada. To be eligible under this pathway, the candidates must have at least one year of Canadian work experience.

So far this year, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) has held Express Entry draws that alternately targeted Provincial Nominee Program candidates and Canadian Experience Class candidates. Despite the pandemic, the first quarter of the year witnessed a record number of Express Entry candidates receiving invitations to apply for permanent residence. With the latest draw, the number candidates who have received invitations under Express Entry has reached 61771. This number is significantly higher compared to the same time period in 2020, when the total number of Express Entry invitations issued was 30989. This year, Canada is aiming to admit 401000 new immigrants. More than 108000 among them will be admitted to the country through Express Entry.

Canada Express Entry

The Express Entry system of Canada manages applications for immigration under the three economic immigration programs of Canada, which are Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program. To migrate to Canada under Express Entry, each candidate must first create an Express Entry profile. Each of these profiles is assessed and ranked on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that is awarded to candidates on the basis of various eligibility factors such as age, education, work experience, language skills etc. Those with the highest scores receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the draws that are conducted regularly.

Express Entry draws in 2021


Date Number Number of invitations issued CRS cut-off score
29-4-2021 185 6000(CEC-specific) 400
28-4-2021 184 381(PNP-specific) 717
16-4-2021 183  6000(CEC-specific) 417
15-4-2021 182 266(PNP-specific) 753
1-4-2021 181 5000(CEC-specific) 432
31-3-2021 180 284(PNP-specific) 778
18-3-2021 179 5000(CEC-specific) 449
17-3-2021 178 183 (PNP-specific) 682
8-3-2021 177 671(PNP-specific) 739
13-2-2021 176 27332(CEC-specific)  75
10-2-2021 175 654(PNP-specific) 720
21-1-2021 174 4626(CEC-specific) 454
20-1-2021 173 374(PNP-specific) 741
8-1-2021 172 4750(CEC-specific) 461
6-1-2021 171 250(PNP-specific) 813


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