The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has today released 500 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR) in the inaugural Express Entry draw targeting STEM occupations. The announced minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score stands at 486, marking a 10 point increase compared to the first Healthcare occupations targeted draw held on June 28.

Key details of the STEM occupations targeted Express Entry draw are as follows:

• Number of ITAs issued: 500
• Rank required to be invited to apply: 500th or above
• Date and time of the draw: July 05, 2023, at 13:38:22 UTC
• CRS score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 486
• Tie-breaking rule: November 23, 2022, at 00:01:29 UTC

Last week, the Immigration Minister indicated that 1,500 more ITAs would be released this week. With just 500 ITAs sent out for STEM occupations today, we anticipate further draws to take place either today or within the week. These are expected to issue 1,000 more ITAs targeted at other listed Express Entry occupations or an additional 1,500 ITAs exclusively for Express Entry profiles within 35 healthcare occupations.

The list of the 24 STEM occupations with their respective NOC codes includes architects, civil engineers, computer systems developers and programmers, data scientists, electrical and electronics engineers, industrial and manufacturing engineers, software developers and programmers, web designers, and more.

Here are the 24 STEM occupations that have been identified, along with their respective NOC codes:

Architects – 21200
Architecture and science managers – 20011
Business systems specialists – 21221
Civil Engineers – 21300
Computer and information systems managers – 20012
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) – 21311
Computer systems developers and programmers – 21230
Cybersecurity specialists – 21220
Data scientists – 21211
Database analysts and data administrators – 21223
Electrical and electronics engineers – 21310
Engineering managers – 20010
Industrial and manufacturing engineers – 21321
Information systems specialists – 21222
Land surveyors – 21203
Landscape Architects – 21201
Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries – 21210
Metallurgical and materials engineers – 21322
Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants, and program officers – 41400
Software developers and programmers – 21232
Software engineers and designers – 21231
Urban and land use planners – 21202
Web designers – 21233
Web developers and programmers – 21234

Source : CIC NEWS

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