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Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry Draw# 183 | 6000 CEC candidates received invitations

Canada held another Express Entry draw on April 16, 2021. A total of 6000 candidates belonging 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 417 in this draw.

The latest draw saw 1000 more invitations issued to candidates in comparison to the previous CEC specific draw held on 1st April 2021. CRS requirement from the previous CEC draw also saw a 15 point drop i.e. from 432 to 417.

The latest draw is also the second-largest Express Entry draw in the history of Express Entry. The largest draw of the Express Entry held on February 13, 2021(Draw# 176). A massive 27,332 CEC applicants received invitations in that draw. The previous high was 5000 invitations before February 13 draw.

The previous draw was held two days ago on April 14, 2021.  It was a PNP specific draw. 266 candidates have received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada in that draw.

In total, 55, 390 candidates received invitations in all 13 draws of this year so far. Out of the 55, 390 invitations, 52,708 invitations issued to Canadian Experience Class candidates.

Summary of the recent Express Entry draw

Draw date: April 16, 2021

Program: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Draw Number: 183

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

Minimum CRS score required: 417

The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 55,390

Tie-break rule applied for this draw: March 01, 2021 at 19:53:46 UTC i.e. the CEC candidates who had submitted their profile before this date and time with minimum CRS scores 417, have received invitations in this draw

Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry Draw# 182 | 266 candidates received invitations

Canada held its new Express Entry draw on April 14, 2021. A total of 266 candidates who already got nominated by provinces, received invitations in the latest draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to get an invitation was 753 in this draw.

Previous draw was held on April 1, 2021. A total of 5000 candidates who belong to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada in that draw.

In total, 49, 390 candidates received invitations in all 12 draws of this year so far. Out of the 49, 390 invitations, 2,682 invitations issued to provincially nominated candidates.

Summary of the recent Express Entry draw

Draw date: April 14, 2021

Program: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Draw Number: 182                    

The Number of ITAs issued in this draw: 266

Minimum CRS score required: 753

The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 49,390

Tie-break rule applied for this draw: March 01, 2021, at 15:22:18 UTC i.e. the candidates who had submitted their profile before this date and time with minimum CRS scores 753, have received invitations in this draw. 

Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry Draw# 181 | 5000 candidates received invitations

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. 

Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry Draw# 180 | 284 provincially nominated candidates received invitations

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.

Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry Draw# 179 | Two consecutive Express Entry draws in two days: 5000 CEC candidates received invitations

Canada held another Express Entry draw on March 18, 2021. A total of 5000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates received invitations in the latest draw. Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to get an invitation was 449 in this draw. The latest draw has been the third in this month.

This is the first CEC draw since the huge CEC draw on February 13, which invited over 27,000 candidates with work experience in Canada.

One day before this draw i.e.  on March 17, 2021, Canada held Provincial Nominee specific draw. 183 candidates who had CRS scores of 682 and above have received invitations in this draw. From the beginning of this year, Canada has been targeting either provincially nominated candidates or Canadian Experience Class candidates.

In total, 43,840 candidates received invitations in all 9 draws of this year so far. Out of the 43,840 invitations, 41,708 invitations issued to Canadian Experience Class candidates. Remaining 2,132 invitations went to provincially nominated candidates.

Summary of the recent Express Entry draw

Draw date: March 18, 2021

Program: Canadian Experience Class(CEC)

Draw Number: 179                    

Minimum CRS score required: 449

The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 43,840

Tie-break rule applied for this draw: February 19, 2021 at 15:59:57 UTC i.e. the CEC candidates who had submitted their profile before this date and time with minimum CRS scores 449, have received invitations in this draw.