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August 4, 2023

1,500 Candidates invited for the First Trades Express Entry Draw for PR – Cut-off score 388

IRCC unveiled its first-ever Trades Occupation Express Entry draw, targeting profiles having experience in one of the 10 approved Trade occupations on Thursday August 3, 2023.

In this round of invitations, profiles with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 388 or above received an invitation to apply (ITA).

See below summary of Express Entry draw- August 3, 2023

  • Date and time of round: August 03, 2023 at 13:24:52 UTC
  • Draw category: Targeted for 10 Trade occupations
  • Number of invitations issued: 1,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,500 or above
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 388
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 07, 2023 at 07:03:08 UTC

List of 10 Trade occupations eligible for Express Entry draws

Occupation 2021 NOC code 2021 TEER category
Residential and commercial installers and servicers 73200 3
Elevator constructors and mechanics 72406 2
Machine fitters 72405 2
Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics 72402 2
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics 72400 2
Carpenters 72310 2
Plumbers 72300 2
Electricians (except industrial and power system) 72200 2
Welders and related machine operators 72106 2
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers 72014 2

What is the tie-breaking rule: If multiple candidates have the lowest score, the cut-off is determined by the time and date that their Express Entry profiles were submitted.

In order to be eligible, these profiles need to have at least 6 months of experience in one of the trade occupations in last 3 years. An overall 1 year experience is still required to meet the general eligibility for any other program under the Express Entry program.

See below other draws announced this week:

Aug 2 Aug 1
Express Entry draw category French-Speaking Only All Programs (FSWP, CEC, FSTP)
Number of invitations 800 2,000
CRS Cutoff 435 (Up  60 points) 517 (Up  12 points)
Tie-breaking rule July 31, 2023 at 09:57:30 UTC June 30, 2023 at 11:45:05 UTC

The following sectors are being targeted by new Express Entry draws in 2023

IRCC is conducting new occupation-based Express Entry draws for candidates with at least 6 months of work experience in one of the following industries over the past three years:

1. Healthcare
2. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
3. Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
4. Transport
5. Agriculture and agri-food
6. French Language Proficiency

Need help creating an express entry profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Send us an email on eseumohimmigration@gmail.com

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