On July 22, 2021, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new Express Entry draw. In program-specific draw #198, Canada issued 4,500 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program. The lowest score was 357 points, 12 points less than in the previous program-specific draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was February 14, 2021 at 09:04:15 UTC. In 2021, Canada already issued 98,804 invitations to apply in 28 draws of Express Entry.