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Canada Issues 3,000 Express Entry ITAs For the Canadian Experience Class with a minimum CRS score of 522.

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Canada’s immigration system is back in action after a month-long pause on invitations. On May 31, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new Express Entry draw specifically targeting candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). This is a welcome sign for skilled workers with recent Canadian experience who have been waiting for an opportunity to apply for permanent residence.

The draw issued 3,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to CEC candidates. To be considered, applicants needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 522. This is the lowest CRS cut-off for a non-category-based draw so far in 2024.

The draw highlights Canada’s continued commitment to attracting and retaining skilled talent. The CEC stream prioritizes candidates with valuable work experience gained in Canada, making them well-positioned to contribute to the country’s economy.

This is the second Express Entry draw of the week, following a program-specific draw for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates on May 30th. It’s also the first CEC-specific draw since September 2021, indicating a potential shift in IRCC’s approach to selecting candidates.

Key Details of the May 31, 2024, Express Entry Draw:

  • Category: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Number of Invitations Issued: 3,000
  • CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate Invited: 522
  • Date and Time of Round: May 31, 2024, at 12:48:30 UTC
  • Tie-Breaking Rule: March 19, 2024, at 18:58:58 UTC

Stay Informed for Upcoming Draws

While this draw is a positive development, it is crucial for Express Entry candidates to stay informed about future draws and CRS requirements. CanApprove is a leading immigration and overseas education service firm with extensive experience in navigating the complexities of Canada’s Express Entry system. So connect with CanApprove for  valuable guidance throughout the process and stay informed. 

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