Express Entry: Huge CEC draw with low CRS cutoff
Canada invited 6,000 more Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on June 10.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates with scores of at least 368. The new draw targeted candidates who are eligible for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Invited candidates have had at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada, as this is a key eligibility requirement of the CEC. Candidates also have at least an intermediate language proficiency in English or French.
As per administrative requirements, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published a cutoff time for the tie-break rule, whether or not there was any actual tie. In the new draw, candidates who had the minimum score were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before April 28, 2021 at 05:45:14 UTC.
Canada has been holding CEC-only draws with historically low score cut offs. The previous CEC draw only required candidates to have a score of 380. At the time, it was the lowest for a CEC-only draw since the record-breaking February 13 draw. CEC candidates with scores as low as 75 got invitations in that draw.