Canada announced occupation-specific Express Entry draws for STEM workers

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STEM workers

On June 28, 2023, the Government of Canada announced occupation-specific Express Entry draws for STEM workers. By prioritizing skilled newcomers in these fields, Canada aims to fill key positions and meet the demand for talent, boosting the nation’s economic growth and technological advancement. 

The first STEM round for category-based selection opens the week of July 5, targeting: 

  • data scientists, 
  • software developers and programmers, 
  • mathematicians, 
  • statisticians, 
  • actuaries, and 
  • electrical and electronics engineers. 

This announcement reinforces Canada’s commitment to attracting global talent and solidifying its position in research, development, and innovation. The Government of Canada will continue to hold category-based selection rounds throughout the year.

About STEM workers in the new selection category under Express Entry

On May 31, 2023, the Government of Canada launched a category-based selection for Express Entry, allowing IRCC to invite prospective permanent residents with specific skills, training, or language ability.  This year, invitations will focus on candidates with strong French language proficiency or experience in: 

  • healthcare, 
  • STEM professions, 
  • trades, 
  • transport, 
  • agriculture, and 
  • agri-food. 

Category-based selection supports Canada’s commitment to welcoming skilled workers into communities nationwide. Click here to complete details about the Express Entry Category base selection. 

 

Full List of STEM Occupations to be Targeted

The complete list of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations with NOC codes and TEER category are listed in the table below:

OccupationsNOC codeTEER category
Architects

21200

1

Architecture and science managers

20011

0

Business systems specialists

21221

1

Civil Engineers

21300

1

Computer and information systems managers

20012

0

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

21311

1

Computer systems developers and programmers

21230

1

Cybersecurity specialists

21220

1

Data scientists

21211

1

Database analysts and data administrators

21223

1

Electrical and electronics engineers

21310

1

Engineering managers

20010

0

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

21321

1

Information systems specialists

21222

1

Land surveyors

21203

1

Landscape Architects

21201

1

Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries

21210

1

Metallurgical and materials engineers

21322

1

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants, and program officers

41400

1

Software developers and programmers

21232

1

Software engineers and designers

21231

1

Urban and land use planners

21202

1

Web designers

21233

1

Web developers and programmers

21234

1

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