Canada invited 6,000 CEC candidates in second-largest Express Entry Draw ever on April 16

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EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #183: APRIL 16, 2021

            CRS further dropped to 417 points

Canada held the second-largest immigration draw in Express Entry’s history on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Another 6000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this surprise Friday draw.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score requirement for this draw was 417, which is a reduction of 15 points than the previous CEC-only draw.

As per the tie-break rule applied by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), only those CEC candidates with minimum CRS score of 417, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before March 1, 2021 at 19:53:46 UTC, received an invitation in this draw.

The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration category for foreign workers who have at least one year of full-time (or an equivalent in part-time) skilled, professional or technical work experience in Canada within the last three years and who wish to become permanent residents.

Canadian Experience Class applications are processed through the Express Entry system. Eligible candidates need to first create an online Express Entry profile and receive an ITA before they can make an application for permanent residency.

CEC is an ideal route to Canadian permanent residency for international students as it offers them the fastest and most simple path to achieving permanent residence after completing a program or course of study at a Canadian educational institution and acquiring required work experience.

IRCC has now invited 55,390 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence through 13 invitation rounds held so far in 2021.

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