Express Entry: 5000 CEC candidates invited

Express Entry: 5000 CEC candidates invited

Express Entry: 5000 CEC candidates invited


The Express Entry draw for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates has been held recently. This draw was held on April 1st, 2021, resultantly 5,000 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The invited candidates were required to be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class. The minimum score requirement for an Invitation to Apply was 43Moreover, the eligibility criteria also include a full-time one year of skilled experience in Canada and proficient language skills.

The Tie-break rule was used in this draw, and those candidates who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before February 16, 2021, at 09:51:22 UTC were invited.

After this draw, it can be inferred that Canada is committed to achieving its immigration level plans. Moreover, in-country immigrants are also given priority. In the previous Express Entry draw, the PNP candidates were invited. After February 13’s draw, this was the only draw in which all the applicants were invited.

Express Entry

The Express Entry System is responsible for the management of the three main economic immigration streams of Canada. These streams are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Moreover, other provincial immigration programs are attached to the Express Entry System. The eligible candidates for the immigration programs are issued scores under the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System. The points are awarded on basic human capital factors such as age, language, work experience and language proficiency. The candidate’s CRC score is one of the major selection factors for the application for Permanent Residence.

The candidates with the highest scores in the draw are issued an  Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in an Express Entry invitation round.