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IRCC’s Express Entry system has just concluded its latest draw, marking the third consecutive draw held within the last three days. On August 3, 2023, a total of 1,500 candidates were issued invitations under the Trade Occupations category. To be eligible for this round of invitations, candidates needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 388.
Key Highlights of Express Entry Draw #261:
- Number of invitations issued: 1,500
- Rank required for invitation: 1,500 or above
- Draw type: Trade occupations (2023-1)
- Date and time of the draw: August 3, 2023, at 13:24:52 UTC
- CRS score of the lowest-ranking invited candidate: 388
- Tie-breaking rule: June 7, 2023, at 07:03:08 UTC
- In the event of multiple candidates having the same lowest score, the tie-breaker is based on the date and time of their Express Entry profile submission.
This particular draw was a significant milestone as it marked the first-ever targeted Express Entry draw for candidates under the Trade Occupations category. In 2023, IRCC introduced six new selection categories for Express Entry draws, and Trade Occupations is one of them.
This move by IRCC demonstrates its commitment to attracting skilled workers from various trade occupations to contribute to Canada’s growing economy and foster diversity within the workforce. By continuously conducting draws, the Canadian government aims to streamline the immigration process and provide opportunities to eligible candidates who can positively impact the country’s labor market and society.
If you are a candidate who received an invitation in this draw, congratulations on being selected for immigration to Canada under the Trade Occupations category. This is a testament to your skills and qualifications, and it is a step closer to achieving your dream of living and working in Canada. Ensure you follow the application process diligently, and we wish you the best on your journey to becoming a permanent resident of Canada!
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