Latest targeted Express Entry draw for commercial professions


On December 19, 2023IRCC issued a total of 1,000 invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry No. 276 cycle during the last period. Targeted Express Entry Draw for trades. The CRS score of the lowest ranked invited applicant was 425suggesting that even those with lower scores have the opportunity to immigrate.

This draw marks the second time that the professions have been targeted. The first draw took place on August 3, 2023and saw 1500 invitations delivered with a CRS threshold score of 388. The decrease in invitations between the first and second draws could be a sign of a change in immigration needs or strategies.

Targeted Express Entry draw for skilled trades

  • Express Entry Tour: #276
  • Type of print: Targeted by category for professions
  • Draw date: December 19, 2023
  • CRS cut-off score: 425
  • Number of invitations: 1,000
  • Tie-breaker rule: November 4, 2023

Targeted express entry for skilled trades

Skilled trades in Canada cover a wide range of fields, requiring specialized knowledge, technical expertise and practical experience. Skilled workers must qualify through the Federal Skilled Trades Program to be considered for these rounds.

Learn more: A targeted Express Entry guide for skilled trades professionals

Here is the list of eligible professions in this category:

Occupation CNP Code 2021
Residential and commercial installers and repairers 73200
Elevator builders and mechanics 72406
Machine fitters 72405
Mechanics in heating, refrigeration and air conditioning 72402
Millwrights and industrial mechanics 72400
Carpenters 72310
Plumbers 72300
Electricians (except industrial and electrical systems) 72200
Welders and related machine operators 72106
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and services 72014

Eligibility conditions for the targeted Express Entry draw in 2023

Sean Fraser, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, announced on May 31 the finalized categories for category selection in Canada’s immigration system. Bill C-19, which was passed by the Canadian Parliament in June, subsequently became law.

The categories chosen for category-based selection are:

  • Mastery of the French language
  • Health professions
  • Occupations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • Skilled trades
  • Transportation occupations (including truck drivers)
  • Agriculture and agri-food professions

You must also meet all the eligibility conditions for one of the three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker ProgramTHE Canadian Experience Classor the Federal Skilled Trades Program.

Date Drawing type Invitations CRS cutoff score
December 19, 2023 Trade professions 1,000 425
December 8, 2023 STEM professions 5,900 481
December 7, 2023 Mastery of the French language 1000 470
October 26, 2023 Health professions 3,600 431
October 25, 2023 Mastery of the French language 300 486
September 28, 2023 Agriculture and agri-food professions 600 354
September 27, 2023 Mastery of the French language 500 472
September 20, 2023 Transport professions 1,000 435
August 3, 2023 Business professions 1,500 388
August 2, 2023 Mastery of the French language 800 435
July 12, 2023 Mastery of the French language 3,800 375
July 7, 2023 Mastery of the French language 2,300 439
July 6, 2023 Health professions 1,500 463
July 5, 2023 STEM professions 500 486
June 28, 2023 Health professions 500 476

Need help with Express Entry targeted by category?

Are you considering moving to Canada? Our team, led by Mr. Keshav Sharma, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), is here to guide you throughout the process.

We currently offer a comprehensive service package to eligible candidates from the targeted Express Entry pool. This includes assistance with Express Entry profile submission, document preparation and a personalized consultation with a RCIC.

For more information or to schedule a consultationdo not hesitate to contact us. We are committed to helping you navigate your immigration journey. Stay tuned for more news.

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