Express Entry Draw 181 invites 5000 CEC candidates

Canada invited 5000 CEC Candidates in Express Entry draw 181 on April 1, 2021 . Candidates needed a CRS score of at least 432 to receive an invitation in this draw. 

The cut off score for CEC draw has dropped by 17 points compared to previous CEC draw. 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 March 18, 2021. The number of CEC candidates who received invitation have remained the same compared to previous draw. 5000 candidates received invitation in the CEC draw held on March 18 similar to the current draw.

Express Entry Draw 181

Program: Candidates under Canadian Experience Class
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 432
Invitations issued: 5000
ITA issued to 5000 candidates under the “Canadian Experience Class”. The minimum CRS points required were 432 points. The tie break date was February 16, 2021 at 09:51:22 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 to 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. With this draw, the total number of invitations issued this year has reached 44,124. 

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.