On May 20, 2021, the Department of Immigration (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program. In round #188, Canada issued 1,842 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence and the lowest score dropped to 397 points, four points fewer compared to round #187. The tie-breaking rule for this round was April 24, 2021 at 12:09:24 UTC. In total, in 2021, IRCC already issued 68,317 invitations to apply in eighteen draws of Express Entry.