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Posted on July 31 2023

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

By  Editor
Updated July 31 2023

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Highlights: First Express Entry STEM draw held by IRCC

  • IRCC conducts the first-ever Express Entry draw specifically targeting the STEM professionals.
  • Invited 500 eligible candidates having a minimum CRS score of 486.
  • IRCC announced its plans to hold category-based selection draws with 1,500 healthcare workers and 500 STEM candidates.
  • The recent category-based draw on June 28 invited 500 candidates with the lowest CRS score of 476.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted the first-ever Express Entry draw targeting candidates in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sector. A total of 500 eligible candidates were invited, having a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 486.

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Category-Based Selection draws targeting the STEM sector

IRCC's aims to target the invitation of skilled newcomers with STEM experience. Canada is dedicated to fulfilling the demand for talent and filling key positions to contribute to the nation's economic growth and technological advancement.

Eligible occupations under the STEM draw encompass a wide range, including:

  • 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
  • Cybersecurity 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

By focusing on these important fields, Canada aims to use the expertise of individuals in innovation and economic progress.

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