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Most recent Express Entry draw issued 1,000 invitations to apply for PR

2023-12-19 | Abroad Pathway Immigration | Leave a Comment

Most recent Express Entry draw issued 1,000 invitations to apply for PR

On December 19, a new Express Entry draw issued 1,000 invitations for permanent residency, targeting applicants with expertise in 10 trade occupations.

This marks the fifth round of Express Entry invitations in December, following a hiatus in November 2023.

Details of Express Entry draw December 19, 2023

  • Date and time of round: December 19, 2023
  • Draw category: Targeted for 10 Trade occupations
  • Number of invitations issued: 1,000
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 425
  • Tie-breaking rule: November 04, 2023 at 11:16:58 UTC

In the previous day's draw, a general Express Entry draw inclusive of all programs distributed 1,325 invitations to apply for permanent residency (PR). Notably, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score saw a decrease of 19 points compared to the similar Express Entry draw held on December 6th.

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List of 10 Trade occupations eligible for Express Entry draws

Occupation NOC code
Residential and commercial installers and servicers 73200
Elevator constructors and mechanics 72406
Machine fitters 72405
Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics 72402
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics 72400
Carpenters 72310
Plumbers 72300
Electricians (except industrial and power system) 72200
Welders and related machine operators 72106
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers 72014

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If you have an Express Entry profile and think you might be eligible, be sure to check your CRS score and see if it meets the cut-off. If it does, congratulations! You can now submit your Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.

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