Latest Express Entry Draw Invites Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Candidates

Latest Express Entry Draw Invites Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Candidates

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 01 Jun, 2024 | 04:10 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw. This was the second invitation round conducted by the department this week. Just yesterday, IRCC invited 2,985 candidates to apply for Canada PR across a PNP-specific Express Entry draw.

The latest Express Entry draw was held on May 31, 2024, and saw invitations being issued to 3,000 candidates under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Invited candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 522 to be eligible.

Express Entry Draw #297 - Results

Type of draw: Canadian Experience Class

  • Number of invitations issued: 3,000
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000 or above
  • Date and time of round: May 31, 2024, at12:48:30 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 522
  • Tie-breaking rule: March 19, 2024, at 18:58:58 UTC

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the CRS score cut-off will be based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

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This was also the first Express Entry draw targeted specifically for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates since September 14, 2021. The temporary pause resulted from the massive backlog in applications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previous Canadian Experience Class Draws

Draw No.
No. of Invitations
Minimum CRS score
204 September 14, 2021 2,000 462
202 August 19, 2021 3,000 462
200 August 05, 2021 3,000 403
198 July 22, 2021 4,500 357
196 July 08, 2021 4,500 369

CEC Draw: Full List

Express Entry’s Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a program under Canada's Express Entry system, designed to help skilled workers who have already gained work experience in Canada to apply for Canada PR. This is one of the three programs managed under the Express Entry Program.

To be eligible candidates must have:

  • Have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada within 36 months of the application date.
  • Meet the minimum Canadian Level Benchmark (CLB) of CLB 7 (for TEER 0 or TEER 1 jobs) or CLB 5 (for TEER 2 or TEER 3 jobs).
  • Plan to live and work outside of the province of Quebec.

The CEC is an attractive option for many because it values Canadian work experience and allows applicants to transition smoothly from temporary to permanent status. There are no educational requirements for the CEC, but higher education can improve the overall Express Entry score, boosting the chances of receiving an invitation to apply for Canada PR.

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