EXPRESS ENTRY: CANADA INVITES 4,500 CEC CANDIDATES
July 08, 2021
Canada invited CEC candidates with scores as low as 369
On July 8, Canada invited 4,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence.
The invitation round was only for candidates who are eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The score requirement was 369.
The cutoff score rose compared to the previous CEC round when the cutoff score was 357 and 6,000 invitations were issued. This was also the smallest CEC draw since May 20.
In this invitation round, the tie-break rule applied to candidates with the lowest score who submitted their profiles before June 10, 2021 at 22:46:37 UTC. CEC candidates who applied after this time and who had the minimum score were not included in this draw.
Since the start of the year, IRCC has been holding a CEC draw following a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw. This is why the score requirements have fluctuated so much since the start of the year. PNP candidates have higher Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cutoffs because they have all received 600 points thanks to their provincial nomination.
The reason IRCC has been focusing on these candidates is because during COVID times it is easier to admit immigrants who are already in the country. CEC and are most likely already in Canada. PNP candidates also have high numbers of domestic candidates, and those who are abroad have demonstrated to a provincial government that their presence in Canada will support regional labour market goals.
IRCC holds regular rounds of invitation, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to the highest-scoring candidates.
After you submit, an IRCC immigration officer will make a decision on your application. If you are approved, the last step is to complete the landing process and officially become a Canadian permanent resident.
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