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Express Entry Draw Invites Trades Candidates With Scores As Low As 357

Canadian Government invited 500 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with CRS as low as 357 to apply for Canadian PR in a new Express Entry draw held October 16. The program-specific draw was the second of 2019 to target candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class, which is open to foreign nationals with a certificate of qualification that proves they are qualified to work in an eligible skilled trade in Canada OR have an eligible offer of employment in Canada, among other criteria.

The Federal Skilled Trades Class is one of three Federal High Skilled immigration programs managed by the  Express Entry system. The other two are the  Federal Skilled Worker Class and the Canadian Experience Class. The vast majority of Express Entry draws involve candidates from all three classes and today’s draw was one of the rare exceptions to this rule.

 Given Canada’s higher admission targets for its three Federal High Skilled immigration programs in 2019 and 2020,  it is expected that IRCC will resume larger draws in the weeks to come.
Several Express Entry-aligned provincial nomination streams also have lower CRS requirements compared to all-program federal draws.

Alberta selected Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 400 in its latest draw. Previous draws through the Alberta Express Entry Stream have selected candidates with CRS scores as low as 300.
Other Express Entry-aligned provincial nomination streams do not consider a candidate’s CRS score and employ their own unique points system instead.
Several Express Entry-aligned provincial nomination streams also have lower CRS requirements compared to all-program federal draws.

In order to be considered for a nomination through most Express Entry-aligned provincial streams, the first step is to submit an Express Entry profile.

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