Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry Draw# 185 | Another 6000 CEC candidates received invitations

Canada held another draw of the month on April 29, 2021. The latest draw was specific to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) category where 6000 candidates received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to get an invitation was 400 in this draw.

This is the second-lowest CRS requirement for the CEC category in the Express Entry history so far. The lowest CRS cut-off for the CEC category was 75 which was held on February 13, 2021(Draw# 176). That draw saw a massive 27,332 candidates receiving invitations. Further, there was a 32 point drop in the CRS requirement from the first CEC draw of April to the latest draw.

April month saw 17,647 PNP and CEC candidates receiving invitations. However, the majority of the invitations (17,000) went to CEC category candidates.

The previous draw was held one day ago on April 28, 2021. It was a PNP-specific draw. 381 candidates have received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada in that draw.

In total, 61,771 candidates received invitations in all 15 draws of this year so far. Approximately double the number of candidates received ITAs than the previous year at the same time. Out of the 61,771 invitations, 58,708 invitations issued to Canadian Experience Class candidates.

Summary of the recent Express Entry draw

Draw date: April 29, 2021

Program: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Draw Number: 185

The Number of invitations issued in this draw: 6,000

Minimum CRS score required: 400

The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 61,771

Tie-break rule applied for this draw: April 24, 2021, at 15:24:49 UTC i.e. the CEC candidates who had submitted their profile before this date and time with minimum CRS scores 400, have received invitations in this draw

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