|Express Entry Draw:||#261|
|Total Number of Invitations:||1,500|
|Minimum CRS score required:||388|
|Date of Draw:||3rd August 2023|
|Program Specified:||Trade occupations (2023-1)|
Are you a skilled trade worker? Here is some good news for you.
It is the first Trade Occupation specific draw of 2023, IRCC has already announced that they have updated the express entry pattern, and now there will be category-specific draws. IRCC has already announced express entry draws for Healthcare Workers,French Speaking communities, and STEM occupations, and now, on 3rd August 2023, IRCC held its #261st Express Entry Draw.
|Date||Immigration Program||Total Invitations||CRS cut-off|
|07-07-23||French language proficiency||2300||439|
|12-07-23||French language proficiency||3800||375|
|02-08-23||French language proficiency||800||435|
From the above graph, we can measure the results of the last 7 between 28th June 2023 and 3rd August 2023. The draws targeted different immigration programs, including healthcare occupations, STEM occupations, and French language proficiency.
The CRS cut-off scores have been trending upward in recent months. Still, the Trade specific occupation has taken it down compared to the last express entry draw specifically for French Speaking proficiency.
The draws have been increasingly targeted at specific category-based immigration programs. These trends suggest that the Canadian government is becoming more selective in its immigration program. This is likely because Canada is receiving a record number of immigration applications.
The fact that the draw targeted 10 specific trade occupations suggests that the government is looking to fill specific labour shortages in these occupations. Overall, the last Express Entry draw on 3rd August 2023 was a positive sign for skilled workers in trade occupations who are interested in immigrating to Canada. The low CRS cut-off score and the targeted nature of the draw make it a more accessible option for these workers.
The Express Entry system has 3 different programs; where one is the Federal Skilled Trade Worker Program which allows skilled workers in trade occupations to immigrate to Canada permanently. The program is part of the Express Entry system, a points-based system that ranks eligible candidates based on their skills, experience, education, and language proficiency.
Within the province of Ontario, a diverse range of vocations and occupations are available to skilled trade workers. Notably, the government has officially identified and classified more than 100 trade occupations as recognized and regulated within Canada.
Sure, even the latest express entry draw #261 was specifically for skilled Trade workers. You must ensure that you meet the following requirements:
It depends on your profile details; you must create an express entry profile on the official website of IRCC and check your CRS score by providing the required details. You should know the minimum CRS score for the latest express entry raw for the skilled trade stream. There are some basic requirements for Crane Operators as follows: