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First Category-Based Express Entry Draw For Trades Occupations

IRCC has announced another category-based draw for Trades Occupations , it has invited 1500 candidates through Express Entry draw.

The draw invited candidates with a minimum CRS, Comprehensive Ranking Score of 388.

What are the eligible Trade occupations for this draw?

To be eligible for the trade occupation category, candidate must:

-have accumulated, within the past 3 years, at least 6 months of full-time, continuous work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience)

  • in a single occupation listed in the table below
  • in Canada or abroad

-meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that round

Occupations2021 NOC CODE2021 TEER Category
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers720142
Welders and related machine operators721062
Electricians (except industrial and power system)722002

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the new category-based selection draws for the Express Entry program. The categories were chosen based on labor market projections and discussions with IRCC partners and stakeholders as well as with provincial and territorial governments.

They are as follows:

  • Healthcare
  • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
  • Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
  • Transport
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Strong French-language proficiency

The category-based selection draws have been expected since June 2022, when the Government of Canada made changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to allow for the selection of immigrants based on key attributes that support Canada’s economic priorities, such as specific work experience to fill labor market gaps, or knowledge of French.

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