Express Entry Draw 200 invites 3000 CEC Candidates

By Vijay Lala



Immiboards ― Canada has invited 3000 CEC Candidates in Express Entry draw 200 on August 5, 2021. The Comprehensive Ranking Score cut-off increased to 404 points compared to the previous CEC draw of 357.

This means that candidates needed a CRS score of at least 404 points to receive an invitation from this draw. 

Canada just released the details of latest Express Entry draw 200 on August 5, and it was especially interesting to see what the new cut-off score would be. The cut-off in previous few draws was below 400 points for Canadian Experience Class.

CRS cutoff increases by 47 points in Express Entry draw 200

The minimum CRS score cut off increased to 404 compared to 357 in the previous CEC draw (Draw# 198 CEC).

On July 22, 2021, the last CEC Draw was held and compared to it, we see that the number of candidates who received an invitation in this Express Entry draw have decreased by 1500.

Express Entry Draw 200

Program: Candidates under Canadian Experience Class
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 404
Invitations issued: 3000

ITA issued to 3000 candidates under the “Canadian Experience Class”. The minimum CRS points required were 404 points. The tie break date was August 3rd, 2021 at 05:39:26 UTC

CEC Express Entry Draws have crossed 94k invitations so far in 2021

The number of invitations via Express Entry Draw this year has reached a milestone of 102,316 out of which the Canadian Experience Class accounts for 93% invitations at 94,653.

PNP and CEC Draws to continue

With Canada still grappling with pandemic travel restrictions, it appears that the goal is to invite those already living in-country.

Canada has been inviting only PNP and CEC candidates this year. There doesn't seem to be a need for an open draw since the pandemic travel restrictions have kept people out of Canada anyway, but later this year they might consider doing it all again and start inviting outland candidates.

The Canadian border has started to reopen for those who are fully vaccinated, U.S. travellers in August and all other countries by September this year with exception of India which is still closed until the end of August due to coronavirus-related measures currently underway there as well.

Canada is looking to increase the number of immigrants they welcome annually, and have a goal of 1.2 million in three years! This year alone 102,316 invitations were sent out with this draw.

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. If you are looking to increase your CRS score, here are Six ways to improve your CRS Score.

Did you receive an invitation in this round? Discuss in the Canada Immigration Visa Forum.

Recent Express Entry Draws

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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