1000 PR ITAs in Second Express Entry Trade occupations draw

1000 PR ITAs in Second Express Entry Trade occupations draw

Everyone was thinking about whether applicants from trade occupations would get ITA for PR visas or not. Just then we see 1000 PR ITAs in Second Express Entry Trade occupations draw on Dec 19, 2023. The current draw is the second Express Entry Category-based draw trade occupations. 

  • Firstly, 1000 applicants have an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR.
  • Secondly, the CRS cut-off set for trade occupation applicants is 425.
  • Also, the tie-breaking rule set for this draw is November 04, 2023, at 11:16:58 UTC.
    • As per this if more than one applicant matches the lowest CRS cut-off then applicants are selected as per the time and date of applying for a Canada PR visa.


In comparison to the last Express Entry Trade Occupations draw of Aug 03, 2o23, we see the following changes:

  • Firstly, 500 fewer trade occupations applicants have an ITA for PR.
  • Secondly, the CRS cut-off is higher by 37 points.

However, you should not worry about the same. Because IRCC holds Express Entry General draws as well. As a result, your profile can get an ITA for PR in such draws. Besides, IRCC held the latest EE General draw on Dec 18, 2023.


Like 1000 PR ITAs in Dec 19, 2023, EE draw who can qualify for EE Category based draws?

Are you planning to settle in Canada as a permanent resident in 2024? Do you find the Express Entry (EE) System program best suited for getting a PR visa? If yes, then your research and analysis are right.

The Express Entry (EE) System is Canada’s best PR pathway. Each year thousands of people successfully get ITAs and PR visas through it. If like the 1000 trade occupation applicants, you wish to get an ITA then you must do the following:

  • Firstly, create an online EE profile under 1 of the EE sub-streams such as:
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
    • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Secondly, meet Human Capital Factors:
    • Age
    • Education
    • Work Experience
    • Language Skills
  • Also, get a CRS rank as per the information you share.
  • Besides, IRCC holds periodic EE draws such as:
    • General draw
    • FSW draw
    • FST draw
    • CEC draw
    • PNP draw
    • Category-based draw
  • Moreover, you need to match a CRS Cut-off for the draw category you qualify for.
  • Finally, submit a PR visa application to IRCC.

Besides, if your profile comes under trade occupation then you can get an ITA under general, FST or category-based draw targeting trade occupations. Such is the benefit of applying to the EE system for a PR visa.


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