600 invitations issued to Express Entry candidates in the latest draw. It was the first ever draw for agriculture and agri-food-based occupations.
Candidates require a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 354. The agriculture and agri-food sector can be helped in attracting the skilled talent it needs across the country by focusing on candidates with experience in the sector of agriculture and agri-food as stated by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Farm supervisors, agricultural service contractors, and retail and wholesale butchers are included in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
Globally in 2022, nearly $ 92.8 billion in agriculture and food products were exported by Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry. This draw was the third Express Entry draw of the week. IRCC Invited 500 French Speaking Candidates in the Latest Express Entry Draw with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 472 on September 27.
3000 Candidates Were Invited in the Latest Express Entry Draw with a minimum CRS score of 504 on September 26.
What is Category-Based Selection?
Candidates with a specific attribute were invited by IRCC as they announced in May this year, that it would begin holding some draws for Express Entry candidates where their specific attributes can be prioritized rather than their overall CRS score.
The immigration minister has the authority to select Express Entry Canada candidates who are likely to contribute to Canada’s economy and promote the French language outside of Quebec following a change to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) in 2022 and the introduction of new categories.
Six new categories were created for newcomers with strong French language abilities and in-demand occupations to that end. The five occupation-based categories are agriculture and agri-food, transport, trades, healthcare, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professions.
For healthcare workers on June 28, draws were held by IRCC in each of these categories since the first category-based draw. Candidates who are in the Express Entry pool and meet a minimum CRS score can move to Canada through category-based selection.
What is Express Entry?
Under the application management system known as the Express Entry, there are three major programs to immigrate to Canada, namely, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
To evaluate and rank candidates according to specific human capital factors such as occupation, work experience, age, education, and language ability, a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used by each of these programs. Candidates who obtain the highest overall scores have more chances to receive invitations to apply in an upcoming Express Entry draw.
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