Express Entry Draw

Express Entry: CRS Drops To 397 in Surprise Draw

Published on : May 20, 2021

Key Highlights:

  • Latest Express Entry Draw
  • Overview of Express Entry in 2021

Canada's recent draw associated with the Canadian Experience Class is second lowest in 2021.

On May 20, Canada came up with the usual Express Entry draw. Not only was it something out of the box but it dropped the eligible CRS score to 397 only. 

This was an unpredictable move and was rare in the terms of Express Entry score requirement. It was similar to the historic draw of February 13 where the score dropped to just 75.

Till now, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1842 candidates eligible through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Overview of Express Entry In 2021

Close to 68,317 applicants were invited so far in 2021. The number of invitations issued this year has a far-reaching rate than last year. This is because IRCC is aiming at holding larger draws close to 6000.

Also, on February 13, IRCC invited every single CEC candidate for applying through permanent residence. With the recent initiative of allowing more immigrants to settle in Canada, 401,000 new applicants were allowed amid travel restrictions.

Both the Provincial Nominee Program(PNP) and CEC candidates had high numbers of applicants for Canada. The score requirements tend to vary for both PNP and CEC draws.

CEC draws are mostly on the lower sides as these applicants are not competing with other applicants for invitations. As a result, the larger draw is capable of drawing the size of different applicants with lower scores. Previously the score was just 401 for the CEC draw.

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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