Canada held fourth Express Entry draw of the month on March 31, 2021. A total of 284 (PNP) candidates received invitations in the latest draw. Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to get an invitation was 778 in this draw.
Previous draw was held on March 18, 2021. A total of 5000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada in that draw.
From the beginning of the year, IRCC has been conducting PNP and CEC-specific draws. On February 13, the department issued invitations to all CEC candidates to apply for permanent residence.
In total, 44, 124 candidates received invitations in all 10 draws of this year so far. Last year same time 22,600 candidates were issued invitations. Out of the 44,124 invitations, 41,708 invitations issued to Canadian Experience Class candidates. Remaining 2,416 invitations went to provincially nominated candidates.
Summary of the recent Express Entry draw
Draw date: March 31, 2021
Program: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Draw Number: 180
The Number of ITAs issued in this draw: 284
Minimum CRS score required: 778
The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 44,124
Tie-break rule applied for this draw: March 16, 2021 at 16:09:32 UTC i.e. the PNP candidates who had submitted their profile before this date and time with minimum CRS scores 778, have received invitations in this draw.