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Attention International Students: Exciting Opportunities for Trades Professionals through Express Entry!

If you are an international student studying in Canada with expertise in trades like carpentry, plumbing, or welding, there is some great news for you! On August 1, 2023, Canada announced the first-ever Express Entry invitations specifically designed to welcome skilled newcomers, such as you, with experience in critical fields. This move comes as Canada seeks to meet the rising demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation’s economic growth and advancement.

Streamlined pathway for trades professionals

The Express Entry system, Canada’s flagship application management system for permanent immigration, is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals in high-demand trades. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled tradespeople, the country aims to address labor shortages and support identified economic goals.

Category-based selection for permanent residency

The changes to the Express Entry system were initially introduced on May 31, 2023, by the former Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, the Honourable Sean Fraser. These changes focus on category-based selection, inviting candidates with specific work experience or proficiency in French to apply for permanent residency. This new process was implemented to target labor shortages and attract top global talent to Canada.

First trades round for skilled candidates

Recently, the Honourable Marc Miller, the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, announced the opening of the first trade round for category-based selection. This category will specifically focus on candidates with expertise in trades such as carpentry, plumbing, and welding. This initiative aims to support Canada’s construction sector by attracting skilled talent from across the country.

Recognizing the essential role of skilled tradespeople

Minister Miller highlighted the critical importance of addressing the shortage of skilled trades workers in the country. This category-based selection process recognizes the essential role that skilled tradespeople play in the Canadian economy. As an international student with trade experience, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to explore and take advantage of.

A valuable asset to Canada’s workforce and economy

As an international student, your experience and expertise in trades can be a valuable asset to Canada’s workforce and economy. By welcoming skilled newcomers like you through Express Entry, Canada reaffirms its commitment to attracting top global talent while addressing the nation’s economic needs.

Seize the opportunity

For those interested in applying, keep an eye out for the category-based selection rounds opening soon. This is an excellent opportunity for international students with trade experience to secure a bright future in Canada and contribute to the country’s ongoing growth and prosperity.

Source: Government of Canada

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