The second-lowest selection score of 380 in the Express Entry draw selected 5,956 immigration candidates. The recent draw selected the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) applicants.
On May 31, Canada announced a new Express Entry draw inviting 5,956 candidates for permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) decided on a minimum score of at least 380 in the latest draw.
The latest draw targeted applicants for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Those skilled workers who are already living and working in Canada. The selected applicants need to have at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada along with intermediate official language skills, among other requirements.
The Key Highlights of the Draw:
The third-largest Express Entry draw ever in EE draws history and the second-lowest Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) draw in 2021. The lowest CRS score draw was in February, in which 27,332 CEC candidates got selected in a single draw. There were also two separate draws in April for CEC candidates.
Compared to earlier CEC draws, which were held two weeks ago, Canada had invited 4,114 more candidates with the Score requirement of 17-points less.
Overview of Express Entry Draw #190
|Date & Time of Round||May 31, 2021 at 13:19:23 UTC|
|No. of Invitations||5,956|
|Candidates Invited from||Canadian Experience Class [CEC]|
|Minimum CRS Cut-Off||380|
|Tie-breaking rule applied||May 31, 2021 at 13:19:23 UTC|
In these times of Coronavirus pandemic, Canada has been prioritizing candidates who are already living in the country. There are current travel restrictions in place, and a lot of domestic candidates are targeted. IRCC has been holding the CEC draws every two weeks, and there was also a surprise draw on May 20. There is also a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates draw conducted parallel to the CEC draws. Both PNP only and CEC only draw different CRS score requirements. The score requirement in PNP only draws higher because of the 600 bonus point allocation given to nominated applicants.
Despite the CoronaVirus pandemic situation, Canada is still selecting a record-breaking number of immigrants. This year the target is set at 108,500 new immigrants through Express Entry-managed programs, and So far, IRCC has selected 74,773 Express Entry candidates for permanent residence.
Express Entry is a point-based system of immigration in which skilled workers can relocate through three streams: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
Those applicants who meet the CRS score are selected for relocation. The point scores are calculated as per education, age, official language skills, and other factors.