On June 10, 2021, the IRCC invited 6,000 Express Entry CEC candidates targeting the second lowest CRS score this year. As the travel restrictions remain in place, Canada continues to lower the minimum score selected, targeting those with recent Canadian work experience.
As more Canadians are vaccinated, there is increasing pressure from politicians for a plan to reopen the Canadian border. Once the border reopens, non-specified Express Entry draws are likely to resume. These draws target all programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker class, which have been on pause since the beginning of the pandemic. As draws return to some degree of pre-pandemic normalcy, it is likely that the CRS cut-off will also rise for all programs.
Draw Number: 192
Draw Date: June 10, 2021
Number of Invitations Issued: 6,000
Minimum CRS: 368
Program Specified: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Tie-breaking rule: April 28, 2021
What kind of candidate could have received an invitation in this draw?
Anna is 41 years old with a bachelor’s degree from her home country; she obtained an ECA report to show the same Canadian equivalent. Anna worked abroad for over ten years as a software developer before moving to Canada on an intra-company transfer work permit. After working in Vancouver for two years, she took the IELTS General exam and scored a 6 each area. Anna submitted an Express Entry profile on May 30th and received an ITA in today’s draw.