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Ray of Hope - 149th Draw - CEC

13nitinsharma

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Apr 17, 2012
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Results: Rounds of invitations
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #148 – May 14, 2020

Canadian Experience Class


Number of invitations issued: 3,371

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,371th or above

Date and time of round: May 15, 2020 at 12:46:53 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 447

Tie-breaking rule: December 23, 2019 at 10:01:06 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.
Footnotes
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Candidates from the Canadian Experience Class were eligible for this round of invitations.
 

13nitinsharma

Champion Member
Apr 17, 2012
1,929
2,356
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of May 12, 2020
CRS score range​
Number of candidates​
601-1200
482
501-600
417
451-500
20,412
491-500​
356​
481-490​
1,117​
471-480​
3,140​
461-470​
7,053​
451-460​
8,746​
401-450
43,782
441-450​
10,472​
431-440​
10,083​
421-430​
6,996​
411-420​
7,538​
401-410​
8,693​
351-400
50,784
301-350
27,120
0-300
3,405
Total​
146,402
 

Mystic

Full Member
Apr 1, 2020
21
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I am seriously surprised to see no FSW draws for straight 3 months and also with no announcements from IRCC. They are still trying to meet their immigration targets by just inviting their inland applicants but not external immigrants. Wondering how low will they go score wise for the CEC class? Below into 420s? Possible! It's kind of funny they think a candidate with CEC 420 would add more value to the economy than a FSW candidate with 470+ score.

Seriously disappointed. But guess we can do nothing but to wait. I am ok if they no longer wanted to take external candidates for rest of the year, but a clear communication is helpful so that we don't waste our valuable time and resources for the express entry. Canada has handled this poorly & my respect for this agency went down for sure.

Waiting in the pool since december with a score of 467 and now on June 5th am gonna lose 6 points due to age putting me back at 461. I can max my IELTS score bringing back to 470 (max) but is it worth the effort & money spent? I don't know!! Having spent $1600 USD so far, everything is down the hole. Really sad & I can't be more disappointed in current challenging times.
 

NiclasB

Star Member
Sep 15, 2019
112
65
Any upcoming FSW this month?
Most likely no. Everything points to continued cec draws. Both alberta and Ontario have very recently started only inviting people in Canada. Canadian experience seems to be highly valued right now.
 

llujum

Full Member
Jun 21, 2018
21
6
Would this somehow present a possible ray of positivity to ppl in the 440 range, when FSW draws are open again?
 

tapperb

Champion Member
Jan 10, 2020
1,082
331
I don't think any FSW draw will happen until Canada open its border. Period

Feel bad for those FSW between 447 - 468 ~
Yep I agree FSWs need a reality check. Canada, unlike the US is not super keen to open up its economy due to COVID 19
 
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askele

Star Member
Feb 10, 2020
89
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Currently, there are around 5000 candidates above 470. When general draws resume, i predict the cutoff will spike to 475-478 and the cutoff will spike even more if CEC draws keep happening for few more months.

I feel sorry for those who will lose points because of their birthdays coming up. Very unfortunate times indeed.
 

wlaroshi

Star Member
Jun 14, 2018
98
45
Yep I agree FSWs need a reality check. Canada, unlike the US is not super keen to open up due to COVID 19
Opening Canadian borders must be the last thing the government wants to do. Overall, globally speaking , the curve has flattened but has not decline, so if they open and second pandemic wave happens, they will be blamed and the consequences it will (re)cause will be very bad, specially in the economy. Anything can happen, but I believe FSW will not happen for at least about 4 to 6 weeks. Anyway, when that happens, the scores should drop considerably considering there will be less people in. Good luck to us all.
 
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ZAtoCD

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Nov 3, 2019
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South Africa
Category........
FSW
NOC Code......
1123
Canada doesn't need to open its borders to give ITAs to CEC candidates. We still need to wait over half a year for applications to be processed. And even after that, the CoPR could just be extended.

If there's an FSW draw this month, all we get is an invitation to apply online, not an invitation to hop on a plane and cross the Canadian border in a few days.
 

Eve 91

Full Member
Nov 17, 2018
45
1
Please I need your help on this matter. I already have an invitation under the CEC category. I applied as a spouse not accompanying which gave me 467points, with a spouse I get 447 points. looking at the trend now do you this I can create another profile with spouse accompanying and when we get an invitation I decline the first one