Historic Express Entry Draw # 176: 75 CRS Points! | CEC Specific Draw

Express Entry Draw Feb 2021

Breaking News! Canada Express Entry Draw #176 for Canada PR 

In a historic first, today’s draw issued 27,332 invitations to apply (ITA) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 75 – the lowest CRS requirement and the largest ITA ever recorded in a single CEC draw.

Number of invitations issued: 27,332

Rank required to be invited to apply: 27,332th or above

Date and time of round: February 13, 2021 at 11:56:56 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 75

Tie-breaking rule: September 12, 2020 at 15:31:40 UTC

  • If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

The 176th draw for Express Entry permanent residence candidates happened on February 13, 2021, and was a Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draw.

It has resulted in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points requirement for receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) to decrease as compared to the previous CEC draw on January 21, 2021.

The CRS score of the lowest-ranked invited candidate was 75, with 27,332 ITAs issued in total.

As with the previous draws, a tie-break rule was used. As a bunch of candidates have the same 75 CRS score, only those who have created their profile before September 12, 2020 at 15:31:40 UTC will get an ITA.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of February 8, 2021

CRS score rangeNumber of candidates
601-1200603
501-6001,027
451-50026,177
491-500603
481-4901,555
471-4803,823
461-4709,047
451-46011,149
401-45047,731
441-45011,371
431-44011,352
421-4307,818
411-4208,079
401-4109,111
351-40048,585
301-35025,297
0-3003,294
Total152,714

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.