Express Entry Draw 194 invites 6000 CEC Candidates

By Vijay Lala



Immiboards ― Express Entry Draw 194 invited 6000 candidates via the Express Entry system under Canadian Experience Class on June 24, 2021.

CRS cutoff falls by 11 points in Express Entry draw 194

The minimum CRS score cut off fell further to 357 compared to 368 in the previous CEC draw (Draw# 192 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 10, 2021. The number of CEC candidates who received an invitation have remained the same as compared to the previous draw.

Express Entry Draw 194

Program: Candidates under Canadian Experience Class
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 357
Invitations issued: 6000

ITA issued to 6000 candidates under the “Canadian Experience Class”. The minimum CRS points required were 357 points. The tie break date was February 17, 2021 at 10:15:50 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 have crossed 82k invitations so far in 2021

With this draw, the total number of invitations issued this year has reached 88,715 out of which the Canadian Experience Class accounts for 93% of the invitations at 82,653.

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

By Vijay Lala

Vijay Lala is the founder and editor-in-chief of 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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