Canada held its latest Express Entry draw on May 31, 2021. A total of 5956 candidates received invitations in this draw. Invited candidates belong to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to get an invitation was 380 in this draw.
This has been the second-lowest CRS cut-off requirement for CEC-Specific draws this year so far after the largest ever Express Entry draw (draw # 176) held on February 13, 2021. The lowest-ranked candidates who received invitations had a CRS of 75.
IRCC’s previous was held on May 26, 2021, inviting 500 provincially nominated candidates with CRS scores as low as 713.
So far in 2021, all Express Entry draws have been limited to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or Provincial Nominee Program candidates (PNP). By inviting CEC and PNP candidates, Canada is able to prioritize candidates who live in the country. These candidates may not be subjected to the COVID-19 travel restrictions as the majority of the candidates are currently in Canada.
Furthermore, the government has just created six new pathways to permanent residence, which will accept over 90,000 essential workers and graduates currently working in Canada, demonstrating the government’s commitment to in-Canada applications during the ongoing pandemic.
In total, 74, 773 candidates received invitations in all 20 draws of this year so far. Out of all the invitations, 70, 653 invitations issued to CEC candidates.
Summary of the recent Express Entry draw
Draw date: May 31, 2021
Program: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Draw Number: 190
The Number of ITAs issued in this draw: 5,956
Minimum CRS score required: 380
The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 74,773
Tie-break rule applied for this draw: May 28, 2021, at 14:45:22 UTC i.e. the CEC candidates who had their profiles before this date and time with minimum CRS scores 380, have received invitations in this draw.