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February 13, 2024

IRCC announces Express Entry categories for 2024

Dear future neighbour,

With the aim of supporting specific Canada’s economic goals, IRCC created a method in which candidates will be selected for Express Entry through a category-based selection in 2023. Applicants in the pool who desire to migrate to Canada are targeted based on their skill, work experience, education, language and other factors according to the instructions for that round of invitation. Currently, there are six categories under the Express Entry pool.

See below the current categories:

1. French language proficiency

To be eligible for the French language category, candidates must have French language test results with a minimum score of 7 in all language abilities on the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens and also meet the requirements for that round of invitation.

2. Work experience in healthcare occupations

To be eligible for this category, candidates must meet the requirements for that round of invitation, have accumulated within the past 3 years at least 6 months of full-time continuous work experience or an equal amount of part time work experience in a single occupation in the table below either in Canada or abroad.

S/N OCCUPATION 2021 NOC CODE 2021 TEER CATEGORY
1 Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists 31112 1
2 Chiropractors 31201 1
3 Dentists 31110 1
4 Dieticians and nutritionists 31121 1
5 Educational counsellors 41320 1
6 General Practitioners and Family Physicians 31102 1

 

7 Instructions of Persons with Disabilities 42203 2
8 Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment 31204 1
9 Licensed practical nurses 32101 2
10 Massage Therapists 32201 2
11 Medical laboratory assistants and other technical occupations 33101 3
12 Medical laboratory technologists 32120 2
13 Medical radiation technologists 32121 2
14 Medical sonographers 32122 2
15 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 33102 3
16 Nurse practitioners 31302 1
17 Nurse co-ordinators and supervisors 31300 1
18 Occupational therapists 31203 1
19 Optometrists 31111 1
20 Other assisting occupations in support of health services 33109 3
21 Other practitioners of natural healing 32209 2
22 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating 31209 1
23 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment 32109 2
24 Paramedical occupations 32102 2
25 Pharmacy technical assistants and  Pharmacy assistants 33103 3
26 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals 31303 1
27 Physiotherapists 31202 1
28 Psychologists 31200 1
29 Registered Nurses and Registered  Psychiatric Nurses 31301 1
30 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists 32103 2
31 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine 31100 1
32 Specialists in Surgery 31101 1
33 Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies 41301 1
34 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists 32200 2
35 Veterinarians 31103 1

 

3. Work experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations

To be eligible for this category, candidates must meet the requirements for that round of invitation, have accumulated within the past 3 years at least 6 months of full-time continuous work experience or an equal amount of part time work experience in a single occupation in the table below either in Canada or abroad.

S/N OCCUPATION 2021 NOC CODE 2021 TEER CATEGORY
1 Architects 21200 1
2 Architecture and Science Managers 20011 0
3 Business Systems Specialists 21221 1
4 Civil Engineers 21300 1
5 Computer and Information Systems Managers 20012 0
6 Computer Engineers (except software engineers and designers) 21311 1
7 Computer systems developers and programmers 21230 1
8 Cybersecurity specialists 21220 1
9 Data scientists 21211 1
10 Database analysts and data administrators 21223 1
11 Electrical and Electronics Engineer 21310 1
12 Engineering Managers 20010 0
13 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers 21321 1
14 Information systems specialists 21222 1
15 Land surveyors 21203 1
16 Landscape architects 21201 1
17 Mathematicians, statisticians, actuaries 21210 1
18 Metallurgical and materials engineers 21322 1
19 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers 41400 1
20 Software developers and programmers 21232 1
21 Software engineers and designers 21231 1
22 Urban and land use planners 21202 1
23 Web designers 21233 1
24 Web developers and programmers 21234 1

4. Work experience in trade occupations

To be eligible for this category, candidates must meet the requirements for that round of invitation, have accumulated within the past 3 years at least 6 months of full-time continuous work experience or an equal amount of part time work experience in a single occupation in the table below either in Canada or abroad.

S/N OCCUPATION 2021 NOC CODE 2021 TEER CATEGORY
1 Residential and commercial installers and servicers 73200 3
2 Elevator constructors and mechanics 72406 2
3 Machine fitters 72405 2
4 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics 72402 2
5 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics 72400 2
6 Carpenters 72310 2
7 Plumbers 72300 2
8 Electricians (except industrial and power system) 72200 2
9 Welders and related machine operators 72106 2
10 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers 72014 2

 

5. Work experience in transport occupations

To be eligible for this category, candidates must meet the requirements for that round of invitation, have accumulated within the past 3 years at least 6 months of full-time continuous work experience or an equal amount of part time work experience in a single occupation in the table below either in Canada or abroad.

S/N OCCUPATION 2021 NOC CODE 2021 TEER CATEGORY
1 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors 93200 3
2 Transport truck drivers 73300 3
3 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators 72604 2
4 Engineer officers, water transport 72603 2
5 Deck officers, water transport 72602 2
6 Air traffic controllers and related occupations 72601 2
7 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors 72600 2
8 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors 72404 2
9 Railway carmen/women 72403 2
10 Managers in transportation 70020 0

 

6. Work experience in agriculture and agri-food occupations

To be eligible for this category, candidates must meet the requirements for that round of invitation, have accumulated within the past 3 years at least 6 months of full-time continuous work experience or an equal amount of part time work experience in a single occupation in the table below either in Canada or abroad.

S/N OCCUPATION 2021 NOC CODE 2021 TEER CATEGORY
1 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services 82031 2
2 Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors 82030 2
3 Butchers- retail and wholesale 63201 3

 

To be eligible for a category-based selection, candidates must meet the instructions for that round of invitation and also meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry by being eligible for one of the three immigration program it covers. The 3 immigration program includes:

  • Federal  Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Candidates who meet the requirements above are ranked in the Express Entry pool after which the top ranking candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence.

Do you need help with creating an express entry profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Or more information and guidance on Canadian immigration. Book a consultation or send us an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com

 

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