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IRCC invited 1,842 CEC candidates with a CRS score of 397

May 22 , 2021 By Rajneesh Kumar

IRCC invited 1,842 CEC candidates with a CRS score of 397

In a surprise Express Entry draw, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)invited 1,842 Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Another surprise in this invitation round was the minimum score requirement of only 397 points.


For 20th May Express Entry draw, the IRCC implemented the tie-break rule of April 24, 2021 at 12:09:24 UTC. It clearly states that the candidates who had obtained a minimum score of 397 or above and submitted their profiles before the said date and time had received their invitations.

Express Entry: Round of invitation – 20th May 2021

Draw Date


No. of Invitations Issued

Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Tie-Break Rule


CEC candidates only



Before April 24, 2021 at 12:09:24 UTC


With this invitation round, the IRCC has so far issued total 68,317 ITAs and has clearly surpassed the last year’s numbers, which was only 38,200 ITAs till 20th May 2020.

About Canada’s Federal Express Entry System

Express Entry is an application management system designed by the Canadian government. It accepts, manage, and process PR applications for following economic immigration programs:

·         Federal Skilled Worker Program

·         Federal Skilled Trades Program

·         Canadian Experience Class

As per Express Entry system of Canada, candidates in the pool are ranked on the basis of their CRS score, which is awarded on different factors like age, work experience, language proficiency (French or English), education, etc.

To discover your eligibility for Canadian permanent residency via Express Entry, you may take our free profile assessment online or may talk to our visa and immigration advisor on a Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777for expert advice and assistance.

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