Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted the first occupation-specific Express Entry draw for professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) on July 5, 2023. During round #254, 500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) were extended to qualified candidates, with a cut-off score of 486 points. The tie-breaking rule for this round was established as November 23, 2022, at 00:01:29 UTC. Throughout the year, Canada issued a total of 60,748 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.
On May 31, Sean Fraser, the Minister of Immigration for Canada, made an announcement stating that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had completed the development of new category-based selection criteria for Express Entry draws. These categories are as follows:
-Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
-Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
-Agriculture and agri-food
-Strong French-language proficiency
Eligible occupations under the STEM category are as follows:
-Architecture and science managers
-Business systems specialists
-Computer and information systems managers/Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)/Computer systems developers and programmers
-Database analysts and data administrators
-Electrical and electronics engineers
-Industrial and manufacturing engineers
-Information systems specialists
-Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries
-Metallurgical and materials engineers
-Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
-Software developers and programmers
-Software engineers and designers
-Urban and land use planners
-Web developers and programmers
Are You Eligible?
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