Express Entry draw records the lowest CRS in the CEC category since 2017

Express Entry Draw Records For CEC Category

Published on June 18, 2020


Canada organized an Express Entry round on June 11 and distributed 3,559 invitations among CEC candidates. The required Express Entry cut-off score dropped further during this draw.

The cut-off score was fixed to be 437, which marks a decrease of three points as compared to the previous CEC draw that was held on May 28 and required a minimum score of 440, which happened to be the lowest CRS requirement of 2020 then.

Details to know:

The June 11 Express Entry draw was the second invitation round to be held in a week and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates looking to attain Canadian permanent residence. On June 10, the government handed over 341 ITAs to Express Entry candidates who were nominated via the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and the minimum CRS score required to qualify was 743.

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is continuing to invite more CEC-specific candidates since the borders of the country are still closed to many people. The cut-offs have been plummeting for a while now. Over the last two months, IRCC has organized a total of thirteen draws dedicated to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program.

Why are the scores dropping?

One possible reason for the low CRS cut-off scores could be the reduction in time between draws. The short intervals between draws allow fewer candidates to enter their profiles in the Express Entry pool. The June 11 draw simply continued a trend of decreasing cut-off CRS scores in the last seven CEC draws. It brought the total number of ITAs issued this year to 46,000.

While Canada’s immigration policies have been subjected to major changes ever since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, the Express Entry system is still operational, and candidates can submit their profiles and applications.

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