This page is updated bi-weekly with latest express entry draws. 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 – May 20, 2021.

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #188 – May 20, 2021

Canadian Experience Class

Number of invitations issued: 1,842

Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,842th or above

Date and time of round: May 20, 2021 at 10:10:54 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 397

Tie-breaking rule: April 24, 2021 at 12:09:24 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: #188

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 May 17th, 2021

CRS score rangeNumber of candidates
601-1200203
501-6001,661
451-50031,861
491-500992
481-4902,964
471-4808,296
461-4709,983
451-4609,626
401-45039,085
441-4508,302
431-4408,265
421-4306,200
411-4207,442
401-4108,876
351-40058,382
301-35030,254
0-3005,341
Total166,787

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