IRCC held its latest Express Entry draw on August 3rd, 2023. However, this express entry draw was the first of its kind as it commenced the first-ever category-based selection for the trade's occupation.
ØNumber of Invitations: 1,500 Candidates Invited
ØDated: 3rd August 2023
ØMinimum CRS Score: 388
ØProgram Specific: Trade Occupations
This Express Entry draw counted 261st in the row, and 1,500 candidates who scored at least 388 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) received Invitations to Apply (ITA).
This draw is special because it's the first time it has focused on a specific category – trade occupations. This means all the candidates chosen in this draw come from a specific group of job codes (NOC codes) related to trade work.
ØApply for Express Entry
Designated as the primary immigration stream of Canada, the express entry program allows skilled individuals to immigrate to Canada and become permanent residents and Canadian citizens gradually. The programs under express entry include:
ØFederal Skilled Worker Program
ØFederal Skilled Trades Program
ØCanadian Experience Class
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