Express Entry draw invites 5,900 candidates from STEM Occupations category

By Eva Olsen [Published 09 Dec, 2023 | 05:58 AM] 795
Express Entry draw invites 5,900 candidates from STEM Occupations category

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw.

The Express Entry latest draw held on December 08, 2023, issued 5,900 invitations in a category-based selection draw for candidates with professional experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Occupations. Candidates required a minimum CRS score of 481 to be considered for an ITA.

Express Entry Draw #274

Type of draw: STEM Occupations (2023-1)

  • Number of invitations issued: 5,900*
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,900 or above
  • Date and time of round: December 08, 2023 at 03:02:52 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 481
  • Tie-breaking rule: November 25, 2023 at 09:48:36 UTC

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, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program may be issued through this round of invitations.

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This Express Entry latest draw marks the third invitation round of the week. Yesterday, on December 7th, IRCC invited 1,000 candidates with a CRS of 470, in a targeted draw for the French Language Proficiency category. The day before (Dec 06) 4,750 candidates with a CRS score of 561 were invited in an All-Program draw.

This week's draws were the first Express Entry draws in more than a month.

This was also the second STEM Occupations draw conducted by IRCC in 2023 since category-based selection draws were announced in May. The previous one (Express Entry Draw #254) was held on July 05. 

In a recent announcement, IRCC stated that by prioritizing ITAs of skilled immigrants with STEM experience, Canada aims to support & sustain its growing demand for talent - and fill key positions that contribute to the country’s economic growth and technological advancement. A total of 24 occupations have been classified under the category-based STEM draws to be conducted in 2023 and beyond.

For STEM Occupations eligibility and 24 NOCs targeted: Click Here!


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