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Posted on September 02 2023

First Express Entry Trade Occupation Specific Draw issued 1500 ITAs

By Editor
Updated September 02 2023

Highlights: Third Round of Express Entry Invitations in the first week of August 2023

  • The first-ever Trades occupation-specific draw was conducted on 3rd August 2023.
  • 1500 candidates who met the eligibility criteria were invited via the draw.
  • The minimum CRS score for the trades-specific draw was 388.
  • The trades category includes professions like carpentry, welding & plumbing, and more.

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First-ever Trades occupation specific draw

  • The announcement of the category-based Express Entry draws was made on 31st May 2023.
  • The six categories that were declared as a part of the category-based draws are given below:
  • Healthcare occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • Trade occupations
  • French- language proficiency
  • Agriculture and Agri-food occupations
  • STEM occupations
  • Seven category-based Express Entry draws have been held so far in 2023.
  • The IRCC held three French Language category-based draws, two Healthcare occupation-specific draws, and one STEM occupation-specific draw.

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Professions that are eligible under the Trades Occupations

The table given below has the list of job occupations that are eligible under the Trades Occupation category.

NOC Number

Job occupation


Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

Welders and related machine operators


Electricians (except industrial and power system)






Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics


Machine fitters


Elevator constructors and mechanics

Residential and commercial installers and servicers

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