On March 18, 2021 (at 11:30:56 UTC) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its Express Entry Draw #179 under the Express Entry system.
A total of 5,000 candidates were invited for applying for Canadian Permanent Residence Visa.
The count of issued invitations and minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score in this draw is as follows:
Category: Canadian Experience Class
• Invitations Issued: 5000
• CRS Score: 449
• Tie-breaking rule: February 19, 2021 (at 15:59:57 UTC)
IRCC also published the distribution chart of candidates in the Express Entry pool as per their CRS Score (as of March 15th, 2021). As per the records, the maximum number of candidates i.e. 54,345 have CRS Score between 351-400.
What is eligibility criteria to apply for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)?
Minimum requirements for Express Entry's CEC economic immigration program:
• At least 1 year of paid work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before applying.
• Experience should be full-time or equal amount in part-time.
• Work experience should be under skill level NOC 0, A or B.
• Language proficiency score:
a). Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs, or
b). Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for NOC B jobs
How many additional points I will get for good French skills?
If a candidate appears for the French Language Test and score at least NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), he will get
• 25 additional points
a). if scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or you have not had an English test); or
• 50 additional points
a). if scored CLB 5 or higher on all four modules in English