Breaking: An Express Entry draw for CEC candidates has just taken place … Canada Immigration

Express Entry draw figures for the August 19 draw are below. 

The August 19 Express Entry draw was restricted to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). In the August 19 Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, 3,000 candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 403 points. The tie-breaking rule for this draw was applied to profiles at 403 points submitted after August 01, 2021 at 10:13:57 UTC.


As the delta variant threatens pandemic progress, Express Entry approach remains uncertain

In recent months, Canada has become a global leader in COVID-19 vaccination, allowing some pandemic restrictions to ease and borders to begin to open. However, in recent weeks, COVID-19 case counts have started to rise across Canada, largely attributable to the highly contagious delta variant. Despite the rise in cases, Canada’s borders are still expected to open to fully vaccinated travellers from all countries as of September 7.

But, what does the fourth wave mean for Express Entry?

While many candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker program — who have been excluded from all draws in 2021 — had been hoping that with borders re-opening, FSW draws would resume, the delta variant has introduced more uncertainty. It is possible that FSW could resume at any time, but with rising case counts the country could choose to continue prioritizing in-Canada candidates until the fourth wave is under control.

Only time will tell what’s in store for Express Entry for the rest of 2021. If and when there is an update, you can trust that it will be posted here.

Remember, Canada does still have certain COVID-19 travel restrictions and special measures in place. Stay up to date on the latest with our COVID-19 Travel Updates.


CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of August 16, 2021

The following table shows the distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool several days before the latest Express Entry draw. As of August 16, there were a total of 170,836 candidates in the Express Entry pool. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.


Results: Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #202 – August 19, 2021

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Canadian Experience Class

Number of invitations issued: 3,000 Footnote*

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000th or above

Date and time of round:  August 19, 2021 at 13:25:22 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 403

Tie-breaking rule: August 01, 2021 at 10:13:57 UTC

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


Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/submit-profile/rounds-invitations.html