Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 4,500 STEM Professionals

Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 4,500 STEM Professionals

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 12 Apr, 2024 | 04:50 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted another Express Entry draw. Just yesterday, IRCC issued 1,280 invitations to candidates across an all-program Express Entry draw. Usually, Express Entry draws are held bi-weekly - on a Wednesday.

The Express Entry latest draw was held on April 11, 2024. A total of 4,500 candidates with work experience in STEM Occupations were invited across a category-based Express Entry draw. Candidates required a CRS score of 491 to be eligible.

Express Entry Draw #293 - Results

Type of draw: STEM Occupations

  • Number of invitations issued: 4,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,500 or above
  • Date and time of round: April 11, 2024, at 13:23:42 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 491
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 25, 2024, at 11:55:12 UTC

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the CRS score cut-off will be based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

Candidates invited in this draw will now have 60 days to submit a complete application to apply for Canada PR to the IRCC. On the other hand, candidates who did not get invited will remain in the pool of candidates. They can expect to receive an invitation in the next Express Entry draw.

Category-based Express Entry Draws for STEM Occupations

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Occupations emerged as pillars of Canada's evolving economy. At the end of 2023 Q4, the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services category had 56,915 job vacancies in Canada. Provinces like Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia had the greatest demand for professionals in these fields - showcasing their progressive and innovation-driven industries.

Eligibility for STEM Occupations category

To be eligible to apply under the STEM Occupations category, you must:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria of one of the Express Entry streams: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or Canadian Experience Class.
  • Have at least 6 months of full-time, continuous work experience within the past 3 years in Canada or abroad, in one of the 24 NOCs targeted for the STEM Occupations category.
  • Meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that round.

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Jobs For STEM Occupations Category: Complete List

Architects 21200
Architecture and Science Managers 20011
Business Systems Specialists 21221
Civil Engineers 21300
Computer and Information Systems Managers 20012
Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers) 21311
Computer Systems Developers and Programmers 21230
Cybersecurity Specialists 21220
Data Scientists 21211
Database Analysts and Data Administrators 21223
Electrical and Electronics Engineers 21310
Engineering Managers 20010
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers 21321
Information Systems Specialists 21222
Land Surveyors
Landscape Architects
Mathematicians, Statisticians, And Actuaries
Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers
Software Developers and Programmers
Software Engineers and Designers
Urban and Land Use Planners
Web Designers
Web Developers and Programmers

This was the first-ever category-based Express Entry draw for STEM Occupations conducted by IRCC. The previous invitation round that invited STEM Occupations was held on December 08, 2023. 

STEM Occupations is one of the six categories for Express Entry draws finalized by IRCC. In a recent announcement, IRCC stated that by prioritizing ITAs of skilled immigrants with STEM experience, Canada aims to support & sustain its growing demand for talent - and fill key positions that contribute to the country’s economic growth and technological advancement.

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Anthony Gyasi Nketiah

I am an Electrical Engineer by profession with over 17years working experience and possess excellent knowledge and expertise in the industry and holds both masters and bachelor degree in Electrical engineering respectively

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