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Posted on September 25 2023

Which Express Entry Category-Based Draw has the highest job vacancies?

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By  Editor
Updated November 15 2023

Highlights: The Express Entry Category-Based Draw with the most number of job vacancies

  • The category-based Express Entry draws will start this summer in Canada.
  • Under these draws, IRCC will invite only those candidates who have high French language proficiency, or
  • Candidates with a work experience in STEM, Healthcare, Agriculture, and agri-food, Transport, and Trades sectors.
  • In Q4 2022, STEM had 56,915 job vacancies, and Healthcare had 143,695 job vacancies.

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Category based Express Entry Draws

The category-based Express Entry draws will start this summer, and Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the target categories on May 31. These draws take place along with the general and program-specific draws.

Under the category-based draws, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will invite only those candidates who have high French language proficiency or who have a work experience in any of the following sectors:

  • STEM professions
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Transport
  • Trades

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STEM professions

STEM Professions include the professions of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These professions generally fall under the technical, scientific, and professional service categories. The total job vacancies in this sector were 56,915 in the fourth quarter of 2022. People working in this sector were getting an average hourly wage of $35.80 during the same period.

The below table shows the job vacancies in various states under the STEM industry:

Provinces/ Territories

Job Vacancies

Ontario

24,525
Quebec

14,725

British Columbia

8,115

Alberta

5,515
Saskatchewan

895

Manitoba

630
Newfoundland

405

New Brunswick

595
Nova Scotia

1,110

PEI

200

Healthcare

Since the pandemic, the country has been producing many job vacancies in the healthcare sector. A total of 143,695 job vacancies were recorded in the Healthcare and Social Assistance category in the Q4 of 2022.

The below table shows the job vacancies in different Canadian provinces:

Provinces/ Territories

Job Vacancies

Ontario

55,250
Quebec

40, 105

British Columbia

17,705

Alberta

9,770

Saskatchewan

2,955
Manitoba

6,790

Newfoundland

2,250

Nova Scotia

4,780
New Brunswick

2,630

PEI

685
Northwest Territories

565

Agriculture and agri-food

Agriculture and agri-food have various categories, including Hunting, Forestry, Agriculture, and Fishing. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the total job vacancies in this sector were 10,535.

The following table gives an insight into the job vacancies in various provinces:

Provinces/ Territories

Job Vacancies
Ontario

3,070

Quebec

1,950
British Columbia

2,475

Alberta

940
Saskatchewan

540

Manitoba

550
New Brunswick

720

Nova Scotia

425
PEI

130

Transport

In the transport sector, there are two categories: transportation and warehousing. There were 43,700 job vacancies in this sector, and the per-province job vacancies are summarized in the following table:

Provinces/ Territories

Job Vacancies

Ontario

15,110

Quebec

7,950

British Columbia

9,060
Alberta

6,445

Saskatchewan

915

Manitoba

1,915

Newfoundland

210

New Brunswick

720

Nova Scotia

1,055

PEI

115

Trades

Wholesale and Retail trades are the two categories under the trades sector. The professions in this sector include plumbers, contractors, and carpenters. The total number of job vacancies under the wholesale category was recorded at 30,930, and the retail job vacancies were 108,795.

The below-mentioned table shows the state-wise job vacancies:

Provinces/ Territories

Job Vacancies

Ontario

55,660

Quebec

34,495

British Columbia

19,215
Alberta

15,545

Saskatchewan

4,665

Manitoba

3,025

Newfoundland

895

New Brunswick

2,155
Nova Scotia

3,065

PEI

520 (retail trade only)

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