4500 CEC Candidates receive ITA in Express Entry Draw 196

By Vijay Lala



Immiboards ― Express Entry Draw 196 invited 4500 candidates via the Express Entry system under Canadian Experience Class on July 8, 2021.

CRS cutoff increases by 12 points in Express Entry draw 196

The minimum CRS score cut off increased to 369 compared to 357 in the previous CEC draw (Draw# 194 CEC).

The IRCC targeted this draw towards candidates in Canadian Experience Class. Only the candidates from the Canadian Experience Class were eligible for this round of invitations.

The last CEC draw was held on June 24, 2021. The number of CEC candidates who received an invitation have decreased compared to the previous draw. In the previous draw 6000 candidates were invited while in this draw 4500 candidates have been issued ITA.

Express Entry Draw 196

Program: Candidates under Canadian Experience Class
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 369
Invitations issued: 4500

ITA issued to 4500 candidates under the “Canadian Experience Class”. The minimum CRS points required were 369 points. The tie break date was June 10, 2021 at 22:46:37 UTC

Canadian Experience Class

In order to qualify under CEC, candidates must have 1 year skilled work experience in Canada in NOC 0, A or B jobs out of past three years. There is no education requirement for the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates must also meet the required language levels needed for their job for each language ability. Learn more about Canadian Experience Class

PNP and CEC Draws still continue

Canada is yet to conduct an open draw in the current year. Canada will continue inviting only PNP and CEC candidates till pandemic travel restrictions are lifted. Based on last years trends, an all program draw might be pushed back to second half of 2021.

The goal appears to retain individuals staying and working in Canada since candidates outside the country cannot travel to Canada even if they complete all the formalities.

Canada has a goal to invite over 1.2 million immigrants over the next three years. Refer to Canada immigration target 2021-2023.

CEC Draws have crossed 87k invitations so far in 2021

With this draw, the total number of invitations issued this year has reached 93,842 out of which the Canadian Experience Class accounts for 93% of the invitations at 87,153.

Express Entry

Canada ranks Express Entry candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). About every 2 weeks, IRCC invites the top candidates in the pool to apply for permanent residence during rounds of invitations.

Further discussion can be found in our Canada Visa Forum

Vijay Lala is the founder and editor-in-chief of Immiboards.com. Dual master's degrees in Political Science and Economics, along with a decade of Canadian immigration research experience, have equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of immigration law, policy research, and settlement issues. Linkedin  Twitter

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