Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw today.
The Express Entry latest draw conducted on September 28, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 600 candidates in a targeted category-based Express Entry draw for candidates in Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations. Invited candidates required a minimum CRS score of 354 - to be eligible for this invitation round.
This was the first invitation round conducted by IRCC for Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations candidates.
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Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #267 - September 28, 2023
Type of draw: Agriculture and Agri-food occupations (2023-1)
If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles. Invitations to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee Programs may be issued through this round of invitations.
To be eligible to apply under the Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations Category, you must:
A total of 3 occupations are eligible for the Express Entry draw for candidates with Agriculture and Agri-food work experience.
Jobs For Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations Category: Complete List
|Occupation||2021 NOC Code||2021 TEER Category|
|Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services||82031||2|
|Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors||82030||2|
|Butchers - retail and wholesale||63201||3|
On May 31, 2023, IRCC finalized six new selection categories for Express Entry draws. Besides the Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations category, other newly launched categories include Healthcare occupations, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations, Trades occupations, Transport occupations, and Strong French language proficiency.
The Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in critical in-demand fields in Canada. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled immigrants with work experience in Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations, Canada aims to meet the increasing demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation’s economic growth and advancement.
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