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
|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.
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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