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Top 5 Facts Of Canada’s Category-Based Selection Draw


Top 5 Facts Of Canada’s Category-Based Selection Draw

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Canada’s Category-Based Selection

Getting a Canada PR Visa is now easier for certain candidates. Updating yourself with new immigration updates and policies to plan better. With updated immigration news getting Canada PR in 2024 is now easier if your occupation falls into these categories STEM, Healthcare, Transport, etc. 

IRCC announced a new immigration update which is a category-based selection draw. In this selection draw, Canada welcomes newcomers who have skilled work experience in priority jobs. 

Let’s explore the top 5 amazing facts about Canada’s new category-based selection system.

What Is Category-Based Selection System?

To fill the gap in the Canadian labour market, Canadian authorities announced a category-based selection system. In this system, Canadian employers looking for skilled immigrants for their vacant positions.

By obtaining four objectives promoting growth, Empowering Canadian business, Helping address labour shortages, and Strengthening French-speaking communities Canada builds this immigration system. 

For now, Canada can hold targeted Express Entry draws for those who have skills, good language abilities, and training. 

Express Entry Category-Based Draws Held In 2024

A total of 7 category-based draws (Healthcare occupations, STEM Occupations, French Language Proficiency, and Trades) have been held by IRCC so far.

Category-Based Express Entry Draws 2024

S No.


Minimum CRS Score

Invitations issued

Date of Draw

IRCC Draw Number


Healthcare occupations

CRS 476


June 28, 2023

Express Entry Draw #252


STEM occupations

CRS 486


July 5, 2023

Express Entry Draw #254


Healthcare occupations

CRS 463


July 6, 2023

Express Entry Draw #255


French language proficiency

CRS 439


July 7, 2023

Express Entry Draw #256


French language proficiency

CRS 375


July 12, 2023

Express Entry Draw #258


French language proficiency

CRS 435


Aug 02, 2023

Express Entry Draw #260



CRS 388


Aug 03, 2023

Express Entry Draw #261

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    Know About What Are The Categories Under Category-Based Selection Draw?

    There are six categories that IRCC has selected for Canada’s Express Entry category-based selection in 2024.

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) occupations

    There are a total of 24 STEM Occupations. 


    1. Minimum 6 months of work experience within the last 3 years of applying to STEM occupation.
    2. Gained experience in Canada.

    Healthcare occupations

    There are a total of 35 Healthcare Occupations.


    1. Minimum 6 months of continuous work experience within the last 3 years of applying to a Healthcare Occupation
    2. Gained experience in Canada.

    Trade Occupations

    There are a total of 10 Trade Occupations.


    1. Minimum 6 months of continuous work experience within the last 3 years of applying to a Trade Occupation
    2. Gained experience in Canada.

    Transport Occupations

    There are a total of 10 Transport Occupations.


    1. Minimum 6 months of continuous work experience within the last 3 years of applying to a Trade Occupation
    2. Gained experience in Canada.

    Agriculture and agri-food occupation

    There are a total of 3 Agricultural and Agri-food Occupations.


    1. Minimum 6 months of continuous work experience within the last 3 years of applying to an Agricultural and Agri-food Occupation
    2. Gained experience in Canada.

    French-language proficiency


    A minimum score of CLB 7 in all 4 abilities on either –

    1. TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français
    2. TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français.

    Applicants need to meet all requirements for the Express Entry round of invitation.

    What Are The Three Types Of Express Entry Draws?

    Know about three types of Express Entry Draw

    1. General: Candidates can apply for FSWP, FSTP, and CEC
    2. Program-Specific: Candidates can apply for a specific Express Entry Program
    3. Category-based: Candidate can apply selected category-based draw for Canada’s Express Entry

    Occupations That Come Under New Category-Based Selection Canada

    Express Entry System New Category-Based Selection | Occupation List


    Total number of occupations




    ● NOC 21300 Civil Engineers

    ● NOC 21232 Software developers and programmers

    ● NOC 21234 Web developers and programmers

    ● NOC 21233 Web designers

    ● NOC 21231 Software engineers and designers

    ● NOC 21223 Database analysts and data administrators

    ● NOC 21211 Data Scientists

    ● NOC 21200 Architects

    ● NOC 21220 Cybersecurity Specialists

    ● NOC 21230 Computer systems developers and programmers

    ● NOC 21311 Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers and Designers)

    ● NOC 20011 Architecture and science managers

    ● NOC 21221 Business systems specialists

    ● NOC 20012 Computer and Information Systems Managers

    ● NOC 21201 Landscape Architects

    ● NOC 41400 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

    ● NOC 21322 Metallurgical and materials engineers

    ● NOC 21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

    ● NOC 21203 Land surveyors

    ● NOC 21222 Information systems specialists

    ● NOC 21321 Industrial and manufacturing engineers

    ● NOC 20010 Engineering managers

    ● NOC 21310 Electrical and electronics engineers

    ● NOC 21202 Urban and land use planners




    ● NOC 32201 Massage therapists

    ● NOC 31110 Dentists

    ● NOC 31111 Optometrists

    ● NOC 31202 Physiotherapists

    ● NOC 31200 Psychologists

    ● NOC 31103 Veterinarians

    ● NOC 32122 Medical sonographers

    ● NOC 42203 Instructors of persons with disabilities

    ● NOC 31203 Occupational therapists

    ● NOC 31300 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

    ● NOC 31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment

    ● NOC 32101 Licensed practical nurses

    ● NOC 31201 Chiropractors

    ● NOC 31102 General practitioners and family physicians

    ● NOC 41320 Education counsellors

    ● NOC 31121 Dieticians and nutritionists

    ● NOC 31112 Audiologists and speech language pathologists

    ● NOC 31302 Nurse practitioners

    ● NOC 33109 Other assisting occupations in support of health services

    ● NOC 33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

    ● NOC 32121 Medical radiation technologists

    ● NOC 32120 Medical laboratory technologists

    ● NOC 33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

    ● NOC 31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals

    ● NOC 32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

    ● NOC 31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

    ● NOC 32102 Paramedical occupations

    ● NOC 33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants

    ● NOC 32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

    ● NOC 31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

    ● NOC 32209 Other practitioners of natural healing

    ● NOC 32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists

    ● NOC 41301 Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies

    ● NOC 31101 Specialists in surgery

    ● NOC 31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine




    ● NOC 72300 Plumbers

    ● NOC 72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

    ● NOC 72310 Carpenters

    ● NOC 72405 Machine fitters

    ● NOC 72014 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

    ● NOC 72106 Welders and related machine operators

    ● NOC 72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

    ● NOC 72402 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

    ● NOC 72406 Elevator constructors and mechanics

    ● NOC 73200 Residential and commercial installers and servicers



    ● NOC 70020 Managers in transportation

    ● NOC 72403 Railway carmen/women

    ● NOC 72404 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

    ● NOC 72600 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

    ● NOC 72603 Engineer officers, water transport

    ● NOC 72602 Deck officers, water transport

    ● NOC 72601 Air traffic controllers and related occupations

    ● NOC 72604 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators

    ● NOC 73300 Transport truck drivers

    ● NOC 93200 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

    Agriculture and agri-food occupations


    ● NOC 63201 Butchers (retail and wholesale)

    ● NOC 82030 Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors

    ● NOC 82031 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

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