Canada invited 6000 CEC Candidates in Express Entry draw 183 on April 16, 2021 . Candidates needed a CRS score of at least 417 to receive an invitation in this draw.
The cut off score for CEC draw has dropped by 15 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 April 1, 2021. The number of CEC candidates who received invitation have increased compared to previous draw. 5000 candidates received invitation in the CEC draw held on April 1 while Express Entry Draw# 183 saw 6000 invitations.
Express Entry Draw 183
Program: Candidates under Canadian Experience Class
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 417
Invitations issued: 6000
ITA issued to 6000 candidates under the “Canadian Experience Class”. The minimum CRS points required were 417 points. The tie break date was March 01, 2021 at 19:53:46 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 Express Entry Rounds of Invitations 
|Draw#||Date||Immigration program||Invitations issued||CRS cutoff|
|183||16/04/2021||Canadian Experience Class||6.000||417|
|182||14/04/2021||Provincial Nominee Program||266||753|
|181||01/04/2021||Canadian Experience Class||5.000||432|
|180||31/03/2021||Provincial Nominee Program||284||778|
|179||18/03/2021||Canadian Experience Class||5.000||449|
|178||17/03/2021||Provincial Nominee Program||183||682|
|177||08/03/2021||Provincial Nominee Program||671||739|
|176||13/02/2021||Canadian Experience Class||27.332||75|
|175||10/02/2021||Provincial Nominee Program||654||720|
|174||21/01/2021||Canadian Experience Class||4.626||454|
|173||20/01/2021||Provincial Nominee Program||374||741|
|172||07/01/2021||Canadian Experience Class||4.750||461|
|171||06/01/2021||Provincial Nominee Program||250||813|
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 55,390.
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.