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CRS Score Drops Significantly in Latest Express Entry Draw for CEC

  • Rajneesh Kumar
  • 23 July, 2021

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has significantly reduced the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement in the latest draw of federal Express Entry System.

In the latest program-specific EE draw opened on July 22, 2021, the IRCC has issued 4,500 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR visa to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.

The IRCC is following the practice of opening two draws back to back in last few months. This time around also it has opened two draws in two daysfor PNP and CEC. Find out more details.

22nd July Express Entry Draw

The IRCC has invited 4,500 candidates in this latest draw for CEC with a CRS score requirement of357 points. The cut off is dropped significantly in this particular draw, as in last CEC draw it was 369 points.

Express Entry Draw on 22 July 2021


EE Category

No. of ITAs

Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Tie-breaking rule

July 22, 2021

Only for CECCandidates



February 14, 2021 at 09:04:15 UTC

With this new draw on 22nd July, now the IRCC has invited total 98, 804 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) visa this year in 28 program-specific Express Entry draws. Now, the IRCC is on the verge of meeting its annual immigration target for 2021, i.e. 108,500. In fact, it may exceed this target as it did last year, and issue additional ITAs for Canada PR this year. 

Click here to see the complete list of EE draws until the date 

Also read- Canada has revised the Express Entry Proof of Funds Requirement for 2021

In last few weeks, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been easing the travel measures as Covid-19 situation in Canada has improved significantly and a large Canadian population is partially or fully vaccinated. As per the recent update, the Canadian government may open borders for fully vaccinated travellers in September 2021.

Hence, it is the perfect time to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR). To apply for Canadian PR visa in 2021through EE system or PNP, you may contact Visas Avenue- the trusted Immigration Advisory Company in India. You may call VA Canada Immigration Expert on Toll-Free-Number78-18-000-777 or drop us an e-mail at info@visasavenue.com.

- Rajneesh Kumar

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