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Canada Immigration: Latest Express Entry Draw – March 18, 2021

Canada Immigration rank candidates in the express entry pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). They then select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent residence. Canada Immigration: Latest Express Entry Draw – March 18, 2021.

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #179 – March 18, 2021

Canadian Experience Class

Number of invitations issued: 5,000

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

Date and time of round: March 18, 2021 at 11:30:56 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 449

Tie-breaking rule: February 19, 2021 at 15:59:57 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.

Each round of invitation has a set of instructions that are:

  1. posted online at the time of the invitation round
  2. used by the Express Entry system to invite candidates from the pool

The instructions include:

  • the date and time of the invitation round
  • the number of candidates that will get an invitation to apply
  • which immigration program(s) are included in the round (some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for 1 program, for example only from Federal Skilled Trades)

Check your score and then use this information to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round.

Latest rounds of invitations

Latest Invitation: #178

Do you stand a chance?

You may qualify for Canada Express Entry Immigration. To be sure, you need to calculate your CRS score and compare against the last cut off mark. Click below to do a quick Canada Immigration self-assessment.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of March 15th, 2021

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 155
501-600 1,714
451-500 29,648
491-500 995
481-490 2,493
471-480 6,208
461-470 9,837
451-460 10,115
401-450 43,293
441-450 8,970
431-440 9,379
421-430 7,148
411-420 8,272
401-410 9,524
351-400 54,345
301-350 28,336
0-300 4,629
Total 162,120

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.

The table numbers not in bold are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

Low CRS Score?

If your score is lower than the cut off mark, you may not get selected in a draw, but there may be ways to improve your score or other immigration options in addition to Express Entry. Try one of these resources!

  1. How to score high in Canada express entry
  2. Bump up your low CRS result
  3. People with CRS score below 400 should see this
  4. Tips to meet the Canada Express Entry CRS cut off mark