IRCC invited the first STEM candidates in the new occupation-specific Express Entry draw

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STEM candidates

On July 5, 2023, IRCC held the first occupation-specific Express Entry draw for STEM candidates and issued 500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to qualified candidates. 

In round #254, the cut-off score was 486 points. The tie-breaking rule for this round was November 23, 2022, at 00:01:29 UTC. As of July 4, 2023, there were 214,529 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. 

This year, Canada issued 60,748 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.


About STEM candidatesSTEM candidates in the new occupation-specific Express Entry draws

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
Architecture and science managers200110
Business systems specialists212211
Civil Engineers213001
Computer and information systems managers200120
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)213111
Computer systems developers and programmers212301
Cybersecurity specialists212201
Data scientists212111
Database analysts and data administrators212231
Electrical and electronics engineers213101
Engineering managers200100
Industrial and manufacturing engineers213211
Information systems specialists212221
Land surveyors212031
Landscape Architects212011
Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries212101
Metallurgical and materials engineers213221
Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants, and program officers414001
Software developers and programmers212321
Software engineers and designers212311
Urban and land use planners212021
Web designers212331
Web developers and programmers212341

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