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Latest Express Entry Draw #300: Category-Based Targeting for Trade Occupations

Date: July 4, 2024

The latest Express Entry draw has been announced, targeting individuals in various trade occupations. Here’s a breakdown of the key details and what this means for potential immigrants.

Type of Draw: Category-Based Targeting for Trade


In an effort to address the growing demand for skilled trade workers in Canada, the latest Express Entry draw has specifically targeted candidates in various trade occupations. This category-based draw aims to attract professionals who can fill critical roles in the construction and industrial sectors.

Key Details of the Draw

  • Invites Issued: 1,800

  • CRS Score: 436

  • Tie-Breaking Rule: July 16, 2023

A total of 1,800 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 436 or above. The tie-breaking rule for this draw was set on July 16, 2023, meaning candidates who had a CRS score of 436 and submitted their profiles before this date received an invitation.

Targeted Occupations

The draw focused on the following trade occupations, recognizing the crucial need for skilled workers in these areas:

  • Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers (NOC 72014)

  • Welders and Related Machine Operators (NOC 72106)

  • Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) (NOC 72200)

  • Plumbers (NOC 72300)

  • Carpenters (NOC 72310)

  • Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (NOC 72400)

  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics (NOC 72402)

  • Machine Fitters (NOC 72405)

  • Elevator Constructors and Mechanics (NOC 72406)

  • Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers (NOC 73200)

These occupations play a vital role in the Canadian economy, particularly in the construction and maintenance of residential and commercial infrastructure.

Prediction for the Next Draw

The next Express Entry draw is anticipated to take place during the week of July 15, 2024. While the exact details and criteria are yet to be announced, it is expected that Canada will continue to prioritize skilled workers in high-demand occupations, potentially including more trade-specific draws.

Preparing for the Next Draw

If you are a skilled tradesperson interested in immigrating to Canada, now is the time to ensure your Express Entry profile is up-to-date and complete. Here are a few steps you can take to improve your chances:

  1. Verify Your NOC Code: Ensure your job experience matches the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes targeted in these draws.

  2. Improve Your CRS Score: Consider ways to enhance your CRS score, such as gaining additional work experience, improving your language test scores, or obtaining a provincial nomination.

  3. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on official announcements from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to stay updated on future draws and changes in immigration policies.

This latest draw underscores Canada’s commitment to attracting skilled trade workers to support the country’s economic growth and development. If your occupation was targeted in this draw, now is an excellent opportunity to advance your journey toward becoming a permanent resident of Canada.

For more information and updates on Express Entry draws, visit the official IRCC website.


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