Express Entry Draw 202 invites 3000 CEC Candidates

By Vijay Lala



Immiboards ― Canada has invited 3000 CEC Candidates in Express Entry draw 202 on August 19, 2021. The Comprehensive Ranking Score cut-off increased to 403 points compared to the previous CEC draw of 404.

This means that candidates needed a CRS score of at least 403 points to receive an invitation from this Express Entry draw. 

Canada released the details of latest Express Entry draw 202 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 decreases by 1 points in Express Entry draw 202

The minimum CRS score cut off decreased to 403 compared to 404 in the previous CEC draw (Draw# 200 CEC).

On August 5, 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 remained the same (3000).

Express Entry Draw 202

Program: Candidates under Canadian Experience Class
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 403
Invitations issued: 3000

ITA issued to 3000 candidates under the “Canadian Experience Class”. The minimum CRS points required were 403 points. The tie break date was August 01, 2021 at 10:13:57 UTC

CEC Express Entry Draws have crossed 97k invitations so far in 2021

The number of invitations via Express Entry Draw this year has reached a milestone of 105,779 out of which the Canadian Experience Class accounts for 92% invitations at 97,653.

PNP and CEC Draws continue the trend

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.

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 105,779 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.

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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