First-ever category-based draw for trades occupations
Yesterday, Canada held its first-ever category-based draw for trade occupations. IRCC issued 1500 ITAs with a minimum CRS score of 388. The category includes professions like plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.
This is the third consecutive express entry draw of this month.
Other Express Entry Draws in August 2023
On August 2, IRCC held the second express entry draw of August 2023, inviting a total of 800 candidates. The category-based draw was for people with French language proficiency and the minimum CRS score required for eligibility was 435.
The first express entry draw of August invited 2000 candidates in an all-program draw. To meet the eligibility requirements, candidates must acquire a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 517. No programs were specifically mentioned in the draw, which means invitations were issued to candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
Express Entry Draw in July 2023
In July, a total of 9600 candidates were invited in six draws in categories including healthcare, stem, and French language speakers.
Category-Based Express Entry Draws
Sean Fraser, Canada’s Immigration Minister, has announced the implementation of category-based selection draws targeting Express Entry candidates. These draws aim to attract a greater number of highly skilled professionals specializing in specific occupations that are in high demand within Canada.
The new categories under the Express Entry Programs are:
- Healthcare occupations
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
- Trade occupations
- Transport occupations
- Agriculture and Agri-food occupations
- French-language proficiency
IRCC reviews these categories each year and may change them in the next year.
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