On August 3, 2023, The First Trades Express Entry Draw under the category-based selection sent out 1,500 invites to apply for Canadian PR. This draw included 10 occupations, for example Carpenters, Welders and Plumbers etc. Here is the list of 10 NOCs considered in this draw.
“It’s absolutely critical to address the shortage of skilled trades workers in our country, and part of the solution is helping the construction sector find and maintain the workers it needs. This round of category-based selection recognizes these skilled trades workers as essential, and I look forward to welcoming more of these talented individuals to Canada.”The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
In this article, we will break down all the essential details about the new Express Entry draw:
- Round of Invitation #261
- Express Entry Program: 10 Trades Occupations
- Number of invitations issued: 1,500
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,500 or above
- Date and time of round: August 03, 2023 at 13:24:52 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 388
- Tie-breaking rule: June 07, 2023 at 07:03:08 UTC
Tie-breaking rule: When multiple candidates have the same lowest score, the cut-off is determined by the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.
List Of Trade Occupations Eligible For this Express Entry draws
|2021 NOC code||2021 TEER category|
|Residential and commercial installers and servicers||73200||3|
|Elevator constructors and mechanics||72406||2|
|Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics||72402||2|
|Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics||72400||2|
|Electricians (except industrial and power system)||72200||2|
|Welders and related machine operators||72106||2|
|Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers||72014||2|
The new express entry draw aims to address the shortage of skilled trades workers in Canada. By attracting skilled tradespeople, Canada can support its construction sector and other vital industries.
The initiative supports economic growth and contributes to the country’s overall development.
How to Apply to be considered in Future Draws:
If you are a skilled tradesperson with expertise in areas like carpentry, plumbing, or welding, you can create an Express Entry profile and submit your credentials for consideration.
If you meet the eligibility criteria and are invited to apply, you will have a chance to become a permanent resident of Canada.
How were the Targeted Occupations Determined?
The new categories for skilled tradespeople were determined through extensive consultations with provincial and territorial partners, stakeholders, and the public.
Recent Express Entry Draw:
The CRS cutoff score for this draw was 517, representing a 12-point increase from the previous draw.
It provides a streamlined and efficient pathway for skilled individuals seeking permanent residency in Canada.
Express Entry draws are held regularly, inviting candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency. The draws are based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which ranks candidates according to their skills, education, work experience, and other factors.
New Targeted Draws:
IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) will conduct occupation-specific draws for profiles with at least 6 months of work experience in the following sectors:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions
- Trades (e.g., carpenters, plumbers, and contractors)
- Agriculture and Agri-food
The new Express Entry draw targeting trades occupations presents an excellent opportunity for skilled professionals to pursue their Canadian dream. This initiative reflects Canada’s commitment to addressing labor shortages and attracting top global talent.
If you have expertise in carpentry, plumbing, welding, or other trades, keep an eye out for the upcoming draw and take a step closer to building your future in Canada.
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