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Canada's First Trade Occupations Express Entry Draw

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

Trade Occupations Express Entry Draw
Trade Occupations Express Entry Draw

🌟 Breaking News : Canada's just conducted its first Trade Occupations Express Entry Draw on Aug 3, 2023!

Are you a talented Trade professional dreaming of starting a new chapter in Canada? We have incredible news just for you! Canada has issued its first-ever Express Entry invitations specifically for Trade Occupations participants on August 3, 2023! The CRS cut off score is 388 and that is 129 point lower than the CRS cuff off score for the General Express Entry Draw (517) conducted on Aug 1, 2023.. This is an amazing opportunity for skilled trade professionals like you to pursue a fulfilling career in the Great White North!

✨ What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is a streamlined immigration system designed to attract highly skilled professionals from around the world to contribute to Canada's thriving economy. With Express Entry, you have the opportunity to be selected for permanent residency based on your education, work experience, language skills, and other factors.

🚀 A New Chapter for Trade Professionals

In recognition of the vital role played by Trade professionals, the Canadian government has announced its plans to issue Express Entry invitations exclusively for candidates with expertise in the various trades fields such as plumbing, electricity, carpentry, construction. This initiative aims to strengthen Canada's industries, promote innovation, and foster economic growth.

Trade Occupations Eligible for Express Entry

Here is a comprehensive list of Trade occupations that are eligible for the Trade Occupations Express Entry Draws.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes mentioned below are used to identify specific occupations in the Canadian job market. All you have to do to join the Trade Occupations Express Entry draw is to qualify for one of the three Federal Programs for Express Entry and have at least 6 months experience in one of the following Trade occupations.

Table 1: Occupations Eligible for Trade Occupations Express Entry Draw


2021 NOC Code



Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics


​Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers


Electricians (except industrial and power system)


Elevator constructors and mechanics


Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics


Machine fitters




Residential and commercial installers and servicers


Welders and related machine operators


Why Choose Canada? Canada is renowned for being an inclusive society, and its exceptional quality of life. The recent increase in immigration targets also means a high demand for residential housing and construction projects. With a thriving job market, excellent social benefits, and a welcoming environment, it's no wonder that Canada is consistently ranked as one of the best countries in the world to live and work. 🌍

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