Express Entry – Rounds of Invitation – March 31 and April 1, 2021

The IRCC announced EE draw two days in a row: March 31 and April 1.



On March 31, 2021, the IRCC invited 284 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence under the Express Entry system. This draw was for the candidates from the Provincial Nominee Program and the lowest CRS score for the draw was 778.


Provincial Nominee Program

Number of invitations issued: 284Footnote*

Rank required to be invited to apply: 284th or above

Date and time of round: March 31, 2021 at 11:21:22 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 778

Tie-breaking rule: March 16, 2021 at 16:09:32 UTC




Next day, April 1, 2021, the IRCC invited another 5,000 candidates under the Express Entry system. This one was for the candidates from the Canadian Experience Class and the lowest CRS score was 432, the lowest CEC score since June 2020, except for the draw on February 13, 2021.


Canadian Experience Class

Number of invitations issued: 5,000Footnote*

Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,000th or above

Date and time of round: April 1, 2021 at 11:04:53 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 432

Tie-breaking rule: February 16, 2021 at 09:51:22 UTC


Announcing EE CEC draw a day after EE PNP draw has been a pattern since March 2020 but it has changed for a couple of months at the end of 2020. Even though it is hard to predict anything in immigration, especially during the pandemic, we can expect more invitations 2021 to fill the labour shortage and meet the immigration target.