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Canada opens door for Indian Skilled workers – Trade Occupation Draw

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July 5, 2024

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FIrst trade occupation draw

Today marks the first day for  Express Entry draw under trade occupation category of this year, IRCC recently held a special draw specifically for targeting skilled workers. This is the first draw after December, which took place and targeted the right talent. 1800 Invitations to apply were issued to the right candidates.

If you are based in India and been dreaming of moving to Canada, this Draw is of crucial help to you. You would have needed to have received at least a 436 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in order to be eligible for this draw.

Key Takeaway for Express Entry Candidate 

  • Type of draw: Category-based targeting trade occupations
  • Invitations issued: 1,800
  • CRS score: Minimum of 436
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 16, 2023
  • Next draw prediction: The week of July 15, 2024


OINP Streams 2024 Invitations 2023 Invitations
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Employer Job Offer: International Student stream5,2772,963
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream0807
Masters Graduate stream4,2705,734
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Our Analysis of This Week’s Express Entry Draw

This week marks the first Trades Occupation Express Entry draw for 2024 and the second draw in July. Given that the tie-breaking rule dates back to July 16, 2023, it suggests that many trades applicants in the Express Entry pool have this CRS score. Consequently, applicants who entered the pool after July 16 last year may face disappointment due to the tie-breaking rule.

Since May 1, 2024, there have been five draws: two in May, one in June, and this latest one. Out of these five draws, three were Provincial Nominee Program  rounds, and one was a Canadian Experience Class  round. This is the first category-based draw since April, which is surprising given an earlier IRCC internal memo that indicated a focus on category-based draws this year.

With 20 years of licensing and experience, we are dedicated practitioners committed to assisting you in settling smoothly in Canada. Whether you’re navigating the Express Entry system’s or any immigration streams, SPS Canada Immigration is here to provide expert guidance tailored to your needs.




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