Express Entry Opens a Draw for CEC category– Invites 3,000 Candidates

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 01/Jun/2024
Express Entry draw on 31 May 2024

Canadian government conducted the first draw of Express Entry- Canadian Experience Class (CEC) category this year on May 31, 2024 inviting 3,000 candidates. This draw was dedicated to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates only, i.e. the candidates, who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents. This draw followed the earlier draw opened a day before, i.e. 30th May for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) category candidates. Here are 3 key categories of Federal Express Entry System:

  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Find out more details about this new invitation round.

Express Entry draw on 31 May 2024

Find below the key details of the latest EE invitation round:

  • EE Draw date and type- 31 May 2024, EE draw for CEC candidates
  • ITAs issued- 3,000 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR Visa issued
  • CUT OFF- The CRS score requirement for this draw was 522 points.
  • Tie-breaking RuleMarch 19, 2024 at 18:58:58 UTC

Through the first 19 Express Entry draws of 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited a total of 41,955 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Express Entry Draws (ITAs & CUT OFF) in April and May 2024

 Date

 Number of Invitations

CRS Score

Draw Type

31-May

3,000

522

CEC only

30-May

2,985

676

PNP only

24-Apr

1,400

410

Category-based -French language proficiency

23-Apr

2,095

529

ALL PROGRAMS

11-Apr

4,500

491

Category-based -STEM Occupations

10-Apr

1,280

549

ALL PROGRAMS

Analysis of New EE invitation round

The latest Express Entry draw focused on Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates, and the required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was higher than usual for a CEC draw. However, good news for those with lower CRS scores! Upcoming category-based draws are expected to have lower CRS cut-offs, making it easier for a wider range of applicants to qualify.

Category-Based Selections this year

Sticking with its established approach, Canada has maintained the same six categories for its targeted Express Entry draws throughout 2024. Let's take a look at these in-demand categories:

  • A strong French language proficiency or
  • Work experience in one of the below fields:
    • healthcare
    • science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
    • trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
    • transport
    • agriculture and Agri-food

If you wish to immigrate to Canada in 2024, this is the ideal time to take the first step under the guidance of an expert.

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