- Eligibility Criterion
- Draws in 2021
- Express Entry
The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently invited 5,000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates in the latest Express Entry draw.
The candidates who received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) had to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 432. This is 17 points lower than the last CEC-specific draw held on March 18.
If multiple candidates had the lowest score of 432 points, they would receive an ITA only if they submitted their profile with the Express Entry system before 9:51:22 AM on February 16 this year.
The tie-break rule was implemented by the IRCC in March last year after the travel restrictions were placed.
Draws in 2021
This high number of invites is mainly due to the February 13 draw. It was a CEC-focussed draw that invited a total of 27,332 candidates with a minimum CRS score of just 75 points.
At this time, in 2021, the IRCC had issued only 22,600 invitations to immigration candidates. This was mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on non-essential travel.
The Express Entry System is an immigration application management system used by Canada to award permanent resident status.
It manages applications under the three federal immigration streams:- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program and
- Canadian Experience Class