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.