Express Entry: CRS 400 for CEC candidates

CRS requirement drops 17 points compared to previous CEC-only draw. This is the second lowest score ever for a CEC-specific draw.

Canada invited another 6,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on April 29.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates with scores of at least 400, and whom may be eligible for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class. This is the second lowest score ever for a CEC-specific draw.

As per the tie-break rule, candidates who had the minimum score of 400 were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before April 24, 2021 at 15:24:49 UTC. IRCC publishes the cutoff time for the tie-break rule as an administrative requirement, regardless of whether there was an actual tie.

“The CEC was created in 2008 to help more temporary workers and international student graduates to transition to permanent residency,” said David Cohen, Senior Attorney of Campbell Cohen. “Candidates need to have one year of Canadian work experience to be eligible for the CEC. This experience is highly valuable in Canada’s job market. As such, we see many CEC candidates employed within their first year of landing.”

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