The recent express entry draw was a CEC-specific draw in which 4,500 Express Entry candidates got selected. The CRS score of selection was 357.
On July 22, the latest Express Entry draw was announced, in which 4,500 Express Entry candidates were invited. It was the CEC-specific draw where applicants got selected with the minimum CRS score of 357. Those who achieved this minimum score will be provided with the Invitation to apply.
The Key Highlights of the draw
For this express entry draw, the tie break rule was applied before February 14, 2021, at 09:04:15 UTC. In the last draw,500 candidates were invited with a CRS score of 369. This draw has a lower CRS score of 357. The lowest ever draw score for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) applicants is 75 points, and the draw was conducted on February 13.
Overview of Express Entry Draw #198
|Date of Round
|July 22, 2021
|No. of Invitations
|Candidates Invited from
|Canadian Experience Class [CEC]
|Minimum CRS Cut-Off
|Tie-breaking rule applied
|Feb 14, 2021 at 09:04:15 UTC
There are CEC and PN - specific draws that have been conducted throughout the pandemic time. It was a step taken to help the applicants who have already been living in Canada. It will help meet the immigration requirements with the least possible disruptions.
With vaccination drives in full swing, the restrictions are on a rollback. The border will open to fully vaccinated people from all other countries in September. Canada is expected to welcome 401,000 new immigrants to Canada as per the Multi-year immigration level plan.
PNP-only and CEC-only draws have different score requirements. Those selected for Canadian PNP are given 600 points. For CEC applicants, the score requirement is, therefore, less than the PNP applicants. In both the cases, it is the high scoring applicants who are given the Invitation to Apply (ITA).
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