Express Entry Draw 204 invites 2,000 CEC Candidates

By Vijay Lala



OTTAWA ― Canada has invited 2,000 CEC Candidates in Express Entry draw 204 on September 14, 2021. The Comprehensive Ranking Score cut-off increased to 462 points compared to the previous CEC draw of 403.

This means that candidates needed a CRS score of at least 462 points to receive an invitation from this Express Entry draw. 

Canada released the details of latest Express Entry draw 204 on September 14, 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 increased by 59 points in Express Entry draw 204

The minimum CRS score cut off increased to 462 compared to 403 in the previous CEC draw (Draw# 202 CEC).

On August 19, 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 has decreased by 1,000 invitations.

Express Entry Draw 204

Program: Candidates under Canadian Experience Class
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 462
Invitations issued: 2,000

ITA issued to 2,000 candidates under the “Canadian Experience Class”. The minimum CRS points required were 462 points. The tie break date was September 11, 2021 at 10:55:43 UTC

CEC Express Entry Draws have crossed 99k invitations so far in 2021

The number of invitations via Express Entry Draw this year has reached a milestone of 108,414 out of which the Canadian Experience Class accounts for 92% invitations at 99,653.

PNP and CEC Draws continue the trend

While the travel restrictions were removed on September 7, Canada has still continued with CEC and PNP draws .

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 108,935 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.

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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