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Express Entry: 4,500 STEM Professionals Invited to Apply for Canada PR Visa

Published on : April 12, 2024

Invitations were exclusively targeted at those with experience in STEM occupations.

On April 11, 2024, the Canadian Government held Express Entry Draw # 293. The date and time of the latest Express Entry draw was April 11, 2024 at 13:23:42 UTC. The minimum score required was that of CRS 491. A total of 4,500 ITAs were issued.

The latest EE draw is the first STEM-only Express Entry draw to be held in 2024 so far. This is the 15th Express Entry draw this year. With the latest round of invitations, Express Entry draws in 2024 have been as follows -

  • 8 General draws
  • 3 for French-language proficiency
  • 1 for Healthcare occupations
  • 1 for Agriculture and agri-food occupations
  • 1 for Transport occupations
  • 1 for STEM occupations

Express Entry is the online system used to accept, prioritize, and process Canadian permanent residence applications from skilled foreign workers. Express Entry draws are held by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Who was invited in the latest EE draw by IRCC?

Those who received an invitation to apply in the latest round of invitations were -

  • Eligible for any Express Entry program - FSWP, CEC, or FSTP
  • With a ranking score of at least CRS 491
  • Their main occupation listed as any of the targeted STEM occupations

Which STEM occupations are eligible for Express Entry category-based selection?

24 occupations are eligible under Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations being targeted under Express Entry category-based selection.

Express Entry Category-Based Selection | 24 STEM Occupations


NOC Code


NOC Code


NOC 21200

Architecture and science managers

NOC 20011

Business systems specialists

NOC 21221

Civil Engineers

NOC 21300

Computer and information systems managers

NOC 20012

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

NOC 21311

Computer systems developers and programmers

NOC 21230

Cybersecurity specialists

NOC 21220

Data scientists

NOC 21211

Database analysts and data administrators

NOC 21223

Electrical and electronics engineers

NOC 21310

Engineering managers

NOC 20010

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

NOC 21321

Information systems specialists

NOC 21222

Land surveyors

NOC 21203

Landscape Architects

NOC 21201

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

NOC 21210

Metallurgical and materials engineers

NOC 21322

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

NOC 41400

Software developers and programmers

NOC 21232

Software engineers and designers

NOC 21231

Urban and land use planners

NOC 21202

Web designers

NOC 21233

Web developers and programmers

NOC 21234


With category-based selection, it is much easier for STEM professionals to receive an invitation to apply under Canada Express Entry in 2024.

For more information, contact experts at Kansas Overseas.

Topics: Canada




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