Express Entry System #198 – July 22, 2021

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw

Canada Express Entry Draw July 22nd 2021 #198

The latest Canada Express Entry Draw took place on July 22nd, 2021, which was the 198th Express Entry Draw. This draw was targeted towards the Canadian Experience Class only. The draw offered 4,500 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 357. This is the fourth draw of July. Canada is inviting thousands of immigrants to apply for Permanent Residency every month.

The next express entry draw #199 is expected to occur on August 4th, 2021.

CRS cutoff decreases by 12 points in Express Entry draw 198

The minimum CRS score cut off increased to 369 compared to 357 in the previous CEC draw (Draw# 196 CEC).

On July 8, 2021, the last CEC Draw was held and compared to it, we see that the number of candidates who received an invitation in this draw has remained the same.

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw #198 Summary:

Draw Number: 198
Date of Draw: July 22nd, 2021
Number of Invitations Issued: 4500
Minimum CRS: 357
Program Specified: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Tie-breaking rule: February 14th, 2021

ITA issued to 4500 candidates under the “Canadian Experience Class”. The minimum CRS points required were 357 points. The tie break date was February 14, 2021 at 09:04:15 UTC

How can I be eligible for a CEC Express Entry draw?

To be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class, candidates must have at least one year of Canadian work experience. The experience must have been completed in a skilled occupation with valid authorization within the past three years prior to applying. Eligible applicants must also score a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 on each area of the official language exam. If the Canadian work experience is in NOC skill type B, candidates require only a CLB 5.

CEC Draws have crossed 91k invitations so far in 2021

The number of invitations issued this year has reached 98,804 out of which the Canadian Experience Class accounts for 93% invitations at 91,653.

Recent Express Entry Draws

Draw # Date ITA CRS Program
198 July 22nd, 2021 4,500 357 CEC
197 July 21st, 2021 462 734 PNP
196 July 8th, 2021 4,500 369 CEC
195 July 7th, 2021 627 760 PNP
194 June 24, 2021 6,000 357 CEC
193 June 23, 2021 1,002 742 PNP
192 June 10, 2021 6,000 368 CEC
191 June 9, 2021 940 711 PNP
190 May 31, 2021 5,956 380 CEC
189 May 26, 2021 500 713 PNP
188 May 20, 2021 1,842 397 CEC
187 May 13, 2021 4,147 401 CEC
186 May 12, 2021 557 752 PNP
185 April 29, 2021 6,000 400 CEC
184 April 28, 2021 381 717 PNP
183 April 16, 2021 6,000 417 CEC
182 April 14, 2021 266 753 PNP
181 April 1, 2021 5,000 432 CEC
180 March 31, 2021 284 778 PNP
179 March 18, 2021 5,000 449 CEC
178 March 17, 2021 183 682 PNP
177 March 8, 2021 671 739 PNP
176 February 13, 2021 27,332 75 CEC
175 February 10, 2021 654 720 PNP
174 January 21, 2021 4626 454 CEC
173 January 20, 2021 374 741 PNP
172 January 7, 2021 4750 461 CEC
171 January 6, 2021 250 813 PNP
170 December 23, 2020 5000 468 No program specified
169 December 9, 2020 5000 469 No program specified
168 November 25, 2020 5000 469 No program specified
167 November 18, 2020 5000 472 No program specified
166 November 05, 2020 4500 478 No program specified

PNP and CEC Draws to continue

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.

The Canadian border has started to reopen for those who are fully vaccinated, U.S. travellers in August and all other countries by September this year with exception of India which is still closed until the end of August due to coronavirus-related measures currently underway there as well.

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 98,804 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.

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