Express Entry Draw: 5th July 2023 (Eighteenth Draw of 2023)


Express Entry Draw: #254
Total Number of Invitations: 500
Minimum CRS score required: 486
Date of Draw: 5th July 2023
Program Specified: S.T.E.M. occupations (2023-1)

On the 18th express entry draw of 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (I.R.C.C.) sent 500 ITAswhere the minimum C.R.S. score required is 486, increased by 10 points.
It is the Second occupation-specific draw of 2023. This draw was specifically for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Category. On the 28th of June, I.R.C.C. announced its first Occupation specific draw where applicants in the medical field were invited.

STEM Category Express Entry:

Highlights on the latest Express Entry Draw 2023

One of the key highlights of this draw is that I.R.C.C. is precisely following its latest update on Express Entry invitations for skilled newcomers with S.T.E.M. experience, announced on the 28th of June 2023 by I.R.C.C. This update recognizes the Canadian stakeholder suggestions and aims to grow the country's economic condition. The Canadian government encourages these individuals to stay and contribute to the Canadian workforce by offering extra points. Another significant change in this draw is emphasizing occupations in high-demand sectors. Canada is actively looking to fill job vacancies in healthcare, information technology,

engineering, and others. Candidates with work experience in these sectors are more likely to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency. It is important to note that the Express Entry program is highly competitive, with a limited number of invitations issued in each draw. Therefore, it is crucial for candidates to continuously improve their C.R.S. score by enhancing their language skills, gaining more work experience, or considering further education.

Overall, the latest Express Entry draws in 2023 emphasis on the Canadian government's commitment to attracting skilled immigrants who can contribute to the country's economy. As the program continues to evolve, it is advisable for individuals interested in immigrating to Canada to keep updated on the latest updates on the Express Entry system and requirements to maximize their chances of success.


On the #252nd express entry draw, the Canadian immigration department sent 500 invitations to apply for new immigrants. Canada has invited 57,900 Express Entry candidates through the Express Entry program, including Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Class, and Skilled Trade Class until the latest of June 2023.


To improve the Express Entry system, which will focus on specific economic goals, I.R.C.C. has announced a Category-based express entry system specific to particular occupations.

The Canadian Immigration Department specifies 6 categories. On the 28th of June and the 5th of July, the targeted occupation was the Healthcare occupation and S.T.E.M. occupation so that the next draw could be targeted for Trade occupations. .

S.T.E.M. is a category specified by I.R.C.C. for skilled workers in any of the following occupations: