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IRCC invites 1,000 candidates in category-based selection draw for trades occupations

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to apply (ITAs) in the second Express Entry draw of the week. 


The department invited 1,000 candidates to apply in category-based selection draw for candidates in trades occupations.

Candidates needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 425 to be eligible for an ITA.

This draw follows an all-program draw on December 18 in which 1,325 candidates received ITAs. Candidates required a minimum CRS score of 542 to be considered.

IRCC also invited candidates in three draws last week. On December 8, 5,900 candidates  with a minimum CRS of 481 received invitations in a category-based selection draw for candidates in STEM occupations. December 7th additionally saw a category-based draw for individuals with French language proficiency, inviting 1,000 candidates from the Express Entry pool with a minimum CRS of 470.

There was also an all-program draw on December 6 for candidates with a minimum CRS of 561. It was the first draw to take place in over a month. Before that, the most recent draw was a category-based selection draw for candidates in healthcare occupations on October 26.




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