Second Express Entry draw of the week invites 1,800 from Trade Occupations

Second Express Entry draw of the week invites 1,800 from Trade Occupations

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 05 Jul, 2024 | 04:49 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted its second Express Entry draw of the week. Just the day before yesterday, the department issued invitations to 920 candidates across a PNP-specific draw.

Today, IRCC invited candidates with work experience in trade occupations across a category-based selection draw.

Express Entry Latest Draw - Result

The Express Entry latest draw held on July 04, 2024, saw invitations being issued to 1,800 candidates under the Trade Occupations category. Invited candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 436 to be eligible.

Type of draw: Trade Occupations

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,800
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,800 or above
  • Date and time of round: July 4, 2024, at 13:30:48 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 436
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 16, 2023, at 15:44:59 UTC

Candidates invited to this Express Entry latest draw will have 60 days to submit a complete application for permanent residency (PR) to the IRCC. 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.

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Previous Express Entry Trade Occupations Draw

This was the third Express Entry draw for trade occupations candidates conducted by the department - since category-based selection draws were introduced in May 2023.

Draw No.
Date of Draw
No. of Invitations
Minimum CRS
#276 December 19, 2023 1,000 425
#261 August 03, 2023 1,500 388

Eligibility for Trade Occupations Category

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

  • Have at least 6 months of full-time, continuous work experience within the past 3 years in Canada or abroad, in a profession targeted for the Trade Occupations category.
  • Meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that round.

Targeted Professions for Trade Occupations Category

NOC 73200 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers
NOC 72406 - Elevator constructors and mechanics
NOC 72405 - Machine fitters
NOC 72402 - Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics
NOC 72400 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
NOC 72310 - Carpenters
NOC 72300 - Plumbers
NOC 72200 - Electricians (except industrial and power systems)
NOC 72106 - Welders and related machine operators
NOC 72014 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers

The demand for Trade Occupations in Canada remains strong as these jobs continue to play a crucial role in various industries throughout the country. Skilled trades, such as Electricians, Plumbers, and Carpenters, are essential for constructing homes, buildings, and infrastructure. The growing population and ongoing construction projects contribute to the consistent need for these trades.

On May 31, Sean Fraser announced that IRCC has finalised six new selection categories for draws to be Express Entry draws. Besides Trade Occupations - Healthcare Occupations, STEM Occupations, French-Language Proficiency, Transport Occupations, and Agriculture & Agri-Food Occupations are among the six categories that will be considered for Express Entry draws.

80% of Canada PR applications under the Express Entry program are currently being processed within 6 months.

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