Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw Invites 6,000 Canadian Experience Class candidates

Canada held another Express Entry draw today, June 24, 2021. This time, a total of 6,000 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

CEC is a suitable option for: skilled workers who have a minimum of one year Canadian work experience in a skilled occupation, have at least an intermediate level of English or French, and want to become permanent residents.

Read: National Occupational Classification (NOC) 

The Comprehensive Ranking Score requirement (CRS) for this draw was 357. This is the second-lowest CRS ever (for CEC). The lowest was 75 during the historic February 13, 2021 draw that saw 27,332 CEC candidates invited to apply for permanent residence.

Draw Summary

Draw Number: 194
Date of Draw: June 24, 2021
Number of Invitations Issued: 6,000 (If more than one candidate has the lowest score,  the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles)
Minimum CRS: 357
Program Specified: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Tie-breaking rule: February 17, 2021 at 10:15:50 UTC

Who is eligible for a CEC Express Entry draw?

To be eligible, candidates must have completed at least one year of Canadian work experience in a skilled occupation. They have completed the work experience with valid authorization within the past three years prior to applying. They must score at least a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or 5 on each area on one of the official language exams, depending on the skill type of the Canadian work. Read more here.

Who is not eligible for CRS?

You are not eligible for the Canadian Experience Class if you’re a refugee claimant in Canada, you’re working without authorization, and your work experience was gained without temporary resident status in Canada.

Quick facts:

IRCC has already issued 88,715 Invitations to Apply (ITA) in 2021. It issued 46,392 ITAs at the same time last year.

– The CEC draws included an all-time record draw on February 13 that saw 27,332 ITAs issued.

– Canada set a new record for ITAs in 2020 with a total of 107,350. The previous record for ITAs was the 89,800 issued in 2018.

– During the pandemic, IRCC has focused on PNP and CEC candidates, given they are more likely to already be living in Canada.

– Holding larger draws like these, with lower requirements for in-Canada candidates will help Canada to meet its increased immigration targets for 2021 of 401,000.

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