Express Entry Draw 190 invited 5956 candidates via the Express Entry system under Canadian Experience Class on May 31, 2021.
CRS cutoff falls by 17 points in Express Entry draw 190
The minimum CRS score cut off fell to 380 compared to 397 in the previous draw (Draw# 188 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 May 20, 2021. The number of CEC candidates who received an invitation have increased by 4114 invitations compared to previous draw.
Express Entry Draw 190
Program: Candidates under Canadian Experience Class
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 380
Invitations issued: 5956
ITA issued to 5956 candidates under the “Canadian Experience Class”. The minimum CRS points required were 380 points. The tie break date was May 28, 2021 at 14:45:22 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.
CEC Draws hit 70k invitations so far in 2021
With this draw, the total number of invitations issued this year has reached 74,773 out of which the Canadian Experience Class accounts for 94% of the invitations at 70,653.
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