In the 194th Express Entry draw, Canada invited 6,000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates to apply for permanent residence. This Express Entry draw was among the largest ever held. It also saw the second lowest CRS cut-off ever for the Canadian Experience Class. This CRS cut-off is second only to the massive draw held in February 2021, which invited 27,332 CEC candidates with CRS scores 75 or above.
Draw Number: 194
Date of Draw: June 24, 2021
Number of Invitations Issued: 6000
Minimum CRS: 357
Program Specified: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Tie-breaking rule: February 17, 2021
How can I be eligible for a CEC Express Entry draw?
To be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class, candidates must have completed at least one year of Canadian work experience in a skilled occupation. Applicants must have completed the work experience with valid authorization within the past three years prior to applying. CEC candidates must score at least a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or 5 on each area on one of the official language exams, depending on the skill type of the Canadian work.
As Canada continues to hold CEC and PNP specific draws, the requirements have consistently lowered for these candidates. Holding larger draws like these, with lower requirements for in-Canada candidates will help Canada to meet its increased immigration targets for 2021 of 401,000.