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August 2, 2023

The First Express Entry Draw Targeted For New Trades will Open This Week – Targeted occupations listed

New Minister of Immigration, Marc Miller announced  on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 , that the first Express Entry draw targeted for trades occupations will open this week.

This opening will emphasize on candidates with expertise in skilled professions, such as plumbing, welding, and carpentry.

In Honorable Marc Miller’s words:

“It’s absolutely critical to address the shortage of skilled trades workers in our country, and part of the solution is helping the construction sector find and maintain the workers it needs. This round of category-based selection recognizes these skilled trades workers as essential, and I look forward to welcoming more of these talented individuals to Canada.”

In addition to the general invitation rounds, he reaffirmed that these category-based selection rounds will continue throughout the year, and more information will be released in the following weeks.

The targeted trades are listed below:

Occupation 2021 NOC code
Residential and commercial installers and servicers 73200
Elevator constructors and mechanics 72406
Machine fitters 72405
Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics 72402
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics 72400
Carpenters 72310
Plumbers 72300
Electricians (except industrial and power system) 72200
Welders and related machine operators 72106
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers 72014

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