Canada held the second Express Entry draw in two days on April 1, 2021. A total of 5000 candidates belong to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) received invitations in the latest draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to get an invitation was 432 in this draw.
The previous draw was held on March 31, 2021. A total of 284 candidates who were nominated by provinces (PNP) received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada in that draw.
Non-essential International travel is still closed in Canada, but the government continues to welcome high numbers of new permanent residents. The Canadian government set a lofty goal of welcoming 401,000 new immigrants by 2021 as a part of 2021-2023 immigration level plans, with the majority of them coming through Express Entry-managed programs.
IRCC has been conducting program-specific draws for those candidates who are likely already in the country, to reach these goals despite travel restrictions. Candidates for the CEC must have at least one year of full-time work experience in a skilled occupation in Canada.
In total, 49, 124 candidates received invitations in all 11 draws of this year so far. Out of the 49,124 invitations, 46,708 invitations issued to Canadian Experience Class candidates.
Summary of the recent Express Entry draw
Draw date: April 1, 2021
Program: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Draw Number: 181
The Number of ITAs issued in this draw: 5000
Minimum CRS score required: 432
The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 49,124
Tie-break rule applied for this draw: February 16, 2021, at 09:51:22 UTC i.e. the CEC candidates who had submitted their profile before this date and time with minimum CRS scores 432, have received invitations in this draw.