On July 8, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program. In round #196, Canada issued 4,500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence and the lowest score was 369 points, twelve points more compared to round #194. The tie-breaking rule for this round was June 10, 2021 at 22:46:37 UTC. In total, IRCC already issued 93,842 invitations to apply in seventeen draws of Express Entry. 87,153 ITAs were issued for candidates in the CEC Program.
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