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Posted on June 13 2023

IRCC announces 6 new categories for Express Entry candidates. Register your EOI now!

By  Editor
Updated July 23 2024

Highlights: New selection category for Express Entry candidate announced by IRCC

  • Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced 6 categories to start a new category-based draw for Express Entry candidates.
  • IRCC welcomes in-demand professionals and more skilled workers for the targeted professions in Canada.
  • The new category is launched mainly to fill the vacant work positions all over Canada.
  • Category-based draws are expected to start from the year 2023 following the changes made last year in June 2022.
  • Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) selects the category and reports to parliament with the required data and analysis every year.

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The IRCC Announcement – Canada EE Category based selection

Sean Fraser, the Immigration Minister of Canada, has announced to start of new category-based selection draws for the candidates applying for Express Entry for Canada.

Candidates with good work experience in the below 6 fields and applying for Express Entry will be targeted by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):

  • French language proficiency
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)profession
  • Healthcare field
  • Transportation
  • Carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
  • Agri-food and Agriculture

The Minister also announced that permitting Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to invite more skilled workers in the specialized professions. These candidates who can support Canada’s workforce demands are mostly invited.

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The new Canada Express Entry categories

The aim of the new categories is to fill the job vacancies across the country. For the labour shortage, immigration is considered a main component for reducing the shortage and growing the quality of the French language in the French minority community outside of Quebec.

Minister Sean Fraser also mentioned that employers all over the country are experiencing a long-term shortage of labour, and these changes in Express Entry will help them to hire more skilled workers for growth.

Canada EE Category-based selection implementation

These category-based draws are expected to start this year according to the changes made last year, June 2022, to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The changes are made by the authority to select candidates with attributes to support Canada’s economic priorities.

This new category will help Canada in business growth with labour and growth in the economy along with the French-speaking candidates to help ensure the vitality of French-speaking communities.

Criteria for choosing category

The categories are chosen based on the following legislative requirements that Minister participates in the worker advocacy groups, settlement provider organizations, immigration researchers and practitioners, and public consultation with provinces. The reports were sent to parliament by IRCC on the basis of the following:

  • The category chosen last year
  • The process of choosing
  • Establish a category with instructions
  • Number of invitations for every category

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