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First Trades Express Entry Draw For PR Is Now Out: Cutoff 388

Last Updated On 3 August 2023, 9:21 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

Today, IRCC unveiled its first-ever Express Entry draw, targeting profiles having experience in one of the 10 approved Trade occupations.

Profiles with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 388 or above received an invitation to apply (ITA) in today’s round of invitations.

Summary of Express Entry draw today

  • Date and time of round: August 03, 2023 at 13:24:52 UTC
  • Draw category: Targeted for 10 Trade occupations
  • Number of invitations issued: 1,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,500 or above
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 388
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 07, 2023 at 07:03:08 UTC

What is tie-breaking rule: If multiple candidates have the lowest score, the cut-off is determined by the time and date that their Express Entry profiles were submitted.

To be eligible these profiles need to have at least 6 months of experience in one of the trade occupations, in last 3 years.

However, an overall 1 year experience is still required to meet the general eligibility for any program under the Express Entry system.

Other draws announced this week:

Aug 2Aug 1
Express Entry draw categoryFrench-Speaking OnlyAll Programs (FSWP, CEC, FSTP)
Number of invitations8002,000
CRS Cutoff435 (Up  60 points)517 (Up  12 points)
Tie-breaking ruleJuly 31, 2023 at 09:57:30 UTCJune 30, 2023 at 11:45:05 UTC

List of 10 Trade occupations eligible for Express Entry draws

Occupation2021 NOC code2021 TEER category
Residential and commercial installers and servicers732003
Elevator constructors and mechanics724062
Machine fitters724052
Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics724022
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics724002
Electricians (except industrial and power system)722002
Welders and related machine operators721062
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers720142
Express Entry trade occupations

Which sectors are being targeted by new Express Entry draws in 2023?

IRCC is conducting new occupation-based Express Entry draws for candidates with at least 6 months of work experience in one of the following industries over the past three years:

1. healthcare
2. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
3. trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
4. transport
5. agriculture and agri-food

You can obtain a comprehensive list of occupations and their corresponding NOC codes for each industry by using the links provided above.

What was the cutoff score in first Trades Express Entry draw of 2023?

The first-ever Trades Express Entry draw was announced on August 3 declaring the CRS cutoff score of 388.

It sent a total of 1,500 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residency (PR).


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trades Express Entry draw

What is the full list of trade occupations Canada Express Entry?

1. Residential and commercial installers and servicers: 73200

2. Elevator constructors and mechanics: 72406

3. Machine fitters: 72405

4. Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics: 72402

5. Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics: 72400

6. Carpenters: 72310

7. Plumbers: 72300

8. Electricians (except industrial and power system): 72200

9. Welders and related machine operators: 72106

10. Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers: 72014