The recent draw of Express Entry was a CEC only draw in which 6000 applicants were selected with a low CRS score of 357.
On June 24, 2021, the Canadian government announced the latest Express entry draw with the second-lowest CRS score in the CEC only draw. The Comprehensive Ranking System score requirement (CRS) was set at 357. Before this, the lowest CRS score requirement was 75 points in the historic draw of February 13, 2021, in which 27,332 CEC candidates got selected for permanent residence.
Canada has the target of welcoming 401,000 new immigrants this year; thus, a lower CRS score in CEC-only draws appears to be a step to meet the goals.
The Key Highlights of the Draw - June 24
CEC applicants should have a minimum of one year of Canadian work experience in the occupation for which they have appeared. Also, having basic language skills in English or French is important.
The IRCC applied the tie-break rule and allowed applicants in the draw who had the profile submitted before February 17, 2021, at 10:15:50 UTC.
Overview of Express Entry Draw #194
|Date of Round||June 24, 2021|
|No. of Invitations||6000|
|Candidates Invited from||Canadian Experience Class [CEC]|
|Minimum CRS Cut-Off||357|
|Tie-breaking rule applied||Feb 17, 2021 at 10:15:50 UTC|
The IRCC has conducted only CEC and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) specific draws in the pandemic time. It is because there is a ninety percent chance that these candidates are already living in Canada. One day before, the IRCC held a PNP-only Express Entry draw in which 1,002 candidates were selected in Express Entry draw.
It cannot be speculated when will the next Express Entry draw be held by the IRCC. But, it is assumed that IRCC will resume all-program draws in the second half of this year. Those who in 2021 will help the residency process be completed by 2022; thus, IRCC can start with all program draws in 2021. Also, it is expected that the Canada Travel restrictions will be eased as fewer coronavirus-related disruptions in the months are expected. Hence, IRCC will be in a stronger position to select applicants from abroad.
With the latest express entry draw, there are 88,715 ITAs so far in 2021. By this time in 2020, the IRCC had issued 46,392 ITAs only. In this year alone, IRCC is planning to invite108,500 new immigrants through Express Entry-managed programs.
Express Entry is a federal-level immigration system of Skilled candidates applicants are selected through three subcategories - Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
The points are calculated through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) tool, and it is the high scoring applicants who are given the ITA.
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