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Posted on August 23 2023

First Express Entry STEM draw invited 500 candidates with a CRS score 486

By Editor
Updated August 25 2023

Highlights: IRCC held the first-ever Express Entry STEM Draw

  • The Express Entry STEM Draw sent invitations to 500 qualified candidates.
  • The first Express Entry STEM Draw was conducted on July 5, 2023.
  • Candidates from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields were eligible for this STEM based Express Entry Draw.
  • IRCC held its second round of category based Express Entry round of invitations in the first week of July.
  • The minimum CRS score set for the EE Draw was 486.

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Category-based Express Entry Draw

The IRCC announced the introduction of a Category-based selection Draw on May 31, 2023. The IRCC officially announced the Express Entry STEM Draw in the last week of June.
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The First-ever STEM round of invitations announced in Canada’s category-based Express Entry Draw

The IRCC previously held the First category-based Express Entry draw invited 500 healthcare professionals with a cut-off score 476.

An All-program Draw was conducted on July 5, 2023, and issued invites to 700 candidates.
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#253 Express Entry draw issued 700 ITAs in all program draw

Category-based selection for STEM occupations

The list of that are eligible for the STEM draw are given below:

  • Architects
  • Architecture and science managers
  • Business systems specialists
  • Civil Engineers
  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • Computer systems developers and programmers
  • Cyber security specialists
  • Data scientists
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Electrical and electronics engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineers
  • Information systems specialists
  • Land surveyors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries
  • Metallurgical and materials engineers
  • Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
  • Software developers and programmers
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Urban and land use planners
  • Web designers
  • Web developers and programmers

Category-based selection Draw

Sean Fraser announced the introduction of Category-based selection for Express Entry Draws. Six categories were included in the category-based selection EE Draw that are mentioned below:

  • Healthcare
  • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
  • Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture and Agri-food
  • Strong French language proficiency

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