Latest Express Entry Draw: 1500 ITA in 1st Trade occupations draw

Express Entry Draw 261 - Aug 03, 2023_Category-based Draw for trade occupations

Canada holds its first category based Express Entry draw | Express Entry Draw #261

On the 3rd of August 2023, IRCC conducted its First ever category-based Draw for trade occupations. IRCC invited 1500 candidates in their skilled trade occupation draw with a minimum CRS score of 388.

Targeted Express Entry Draw for Skilled Trades Occupations

  • Express Entry Round: #261
  • Draw Type:  Category-Based Targeted for Trades Occupations
  • Draw Date:  August 03, 2023
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 388
  • No. of invitations: 1,500
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 07, 2023

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.

Other draws announced this week:

Aug 2 Aug 1
Express Entry draw category French-Speaking Only All Programs (FSWP, CEC, FSTP)
Number of invitations 800 2,000
CRS Cutoff 435 (Up  60 points) 517 (Up  12 points)
Tie-breaking rule July 31, 2023 at 09:57:30 UTC June 30, 2023 at 11:45:05 UTC


Full list 10 Trade occupations Canada with all the job titles

Express Entry Application Fees

The application process for Express Entry involves several fees that candidates need to pay. These fees include:

  • Application Processing Fee: CAD $850
  • Right of Permanent Residence Fee: $515
  • With a spouse or partner: CAD $850
  • With dependent child/children: CAD $230 per child

In addition to these fees, there are other costs associated with specific procedures:

  • IELTS Exam: CAD $315
  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) Fees: Approximately CAD $255
  • Medical Exam: Costs vary depending on the country of examination
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC): Costs vary depending on the country of issuance

Latest Express Entry Draw Results:

Draw  Date ITA  CRS Draw Type
#261 3 Aug 2023 1500 388 Trade Occupations*
260 2 Aug 800 435 French Language Proficiency (Category-based)
259 1 Aug 2,000 517  All Program
258 12 July 3,800 375 French Language Proficiency (Category-based)
257 11 July 800 505 All Program
256 7 July 2,300 439 French Language Proficiency (Category-based)
255 6 July 1,500 463 Healthcare Occupations (Category-based)
254 5 July 500 486 STEM Occupations (Category-based)
253 4 July 700 511 All Program
252 June 28 500 476 Healthcare Occupations (Category-based)


What is Category-Based Targeted Express Entry Canada?

To be eligible for these targeted Express Entry draws, candidates must have a minimum of six months of continuous work experience (in Canada or abroad) during the last 3 years, in any of the occupations listed below.

  • French-language proficiency
  • Healthcare Occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Skilled Trade occupations
  • Transport occupations (including Truck Drivers)
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations

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