Express Entry Draw #183: 6,000 CEC Candidates Invited, CRS Score Drops to 417

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IRCC held a new Express Entry Draw over April 16th, 2021. 6,000 candidates invited under CEC (Canadian Experience Class) to apply for Permanent Residence.
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A Canadian Experience Class draw was held on April 16th which saw invitations for 6,000 applicants through the Express Entry program. 

Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 417 to be invited in this invitation round. This draw came after an unprecedented round on February 13th the lowest CRS score requirement ever, inviting every single candidate in the pool. In contrast, CEC draw on January 21st had a CRS score of 454

Canada is delivering on their commitment to create immigration pathways for international students to remain in Canada after their studies. 

6,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for this draw. The total number of invitations issued in 2021 has already reached 55,390; In contrast to the 22,600 invitations issued by this time in 2020.

Today’s tie break rule had a timestamp of March 01, 2021 at 19:53:46 UTC. The tie-breaking rule is used by IRCC to rank candidates who have the same score. As per this draw’s tie-breaking rule, those candidates with scores of 417 who entered their profile in the Express Entry CEC pool before March 01, 2021 at 19:53:46 UTC receive an ITA in this round. 

In-Canada Express Entry Candidates Receive Priority

Canada recently announced the 2021-2023 immigration plan which has a strong focus on economic immigration programs, with 58% of expected immigrants being admitted under economic class programs. Express Entry is one of the economic programs under which Canada will be inviting individuals for Canadian permanent residency. Canada is expecting to welcome over 401,000 new permanent residents every year, and more than 100,000 of these new immigrants will be through the Express-Entry managed programs.

Given the ongoing travel restrictions during the pandemic, Canada is prioritizing in-Canada applicants to meet this goal. IRCC has been conducting program specific draws for Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Programs. IRCC previously reported that about 90% of CEC candidates are in Canada. 

IRCC Launches 6 New Pathways for Permanent Residence

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco E. L. Mendicino announced a new pathway for permanent residency. This pathway will be for over 90,000 international graduates and essential workers who are actively contributing to the Canadian economy.

These special public policies will grant permanent residence status to temporary essential workers and international graduates who are already in Canada and have the skills and experience to fight the pandemic and accelerate the Canadian economic recovery! Read our New Pathways article, to learn more.

What do I do if I got an invitation to apply?

You now have 60 days to submit all of your documents to IRCC for your Permanent Residency application. We can help you with Stage 2 of the application. We offer flexible service options including:

  • Consultations – Useful for those looking for answers to specific questions about their profile and applications
  • Review Services – Useful and budget option for those looking for professional oversight while applying on their own.
  • Full Representation – Useful for those who would like an RCIC to take charge of the process and represent them in the application.

What is Express Entry?

The Express Entry system is an application system that manages the pool of candidates applying for Canadian economic immigration. The Express Entry system facilitates economic immigration through the following three programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Express Entry is a two stage process, which starts with the creation of an express entry profile. A CRS Score is calculated for candidates which determines their rank in the pool. Periodic Express Entry draws are held by IRCC to invite candidates with certain scores. If you meet the express entry draw score, you are issued an invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. 

I didn’t apply for Express Entry yet but I want to before the next draw – What do I do?

Get started by booking a consultation. It is important to understand if your profile meets basic eligibility for this program and whether or not you have good prospects to immigrate through this program. During the consultation, we will review your profile and see if Express Entry is the best option for you. We will also assess your profile for other federal and provincial programs for Permanent Residency. Regardless of whether you retain our services, at the end of the consultation, you will have a plan for your path to Canadian permanent residency. If you choose to retain our services, we will adjust this fee to our full retainer fee. 

Disclaimer

Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to a given program.
Canadian immigration law is constantly changing, and the information above may be outdated.
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