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    IRCC Launches Category-Based Selection Draw for Express Entry

    Jun 02,2023

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    As per the recent update from the Canadian Immigration Ministry. IRCC is coming up with a new selection category for Express Entry Candidates. That will target those candidates who can communicate in the French language. As well as their education and work experience should fall into the specific categories.

    Select Your Category for French Language proficiency

    Categories are Chosen for the Year 2023

    1. French-language proficiency
    2. Healthcare occupations
    3. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations
    4. Trade occupations
    5. Transport occupations
    6. Agriculture and agri-food occupations

    Tweet from Immigration Department

     

    Tweet from Immigration Minister

     

    Category Based Selection

    As per the update from the Canadian government, they will target the specific candidates who fall under the specific category. The purpose of this new category by the ministry is to meet the identified economic goal. Here are the criteria that candidates are required to fulfil to be nominated.

    • Proven communication skills in the specific official language. Eg. French Language
    • Continues experience in the specific TEER category of the NOC.
    • The relevancy of education with the selected NOC code.

    Category Based Rounds

    • The specific rounds will add the general category as well as program-specific rounds.
    • The Government will invite top-ranking candidates only
    • The category will be announced in advance by the government.
    • Candidates will also be invited under the provincial or territorial nomination.

    The Selection Of Categories

    The government will select the targeted categories based on the given parameters

    • Labour market information and projections
    • Inputs received from the provinces and territories, and stakeholders across the country

    Moreover, the categories will be reported to the authorities as per the given below format

    • the categories we chose from the previous year
    • why and how we chose them
    • the instructions to establish a category
    • the number of invitations we issued for each category.

    Who is Eligible to Apply?

    As per the guidelines, those who meet all the criteria of the category-based round will be eligible to apply for Canada PR. Here are the Category-wise selection criteria.

    French-Language Proficiency

    • Candidates must have to achieve a minimum score of 7 in all 4 language abilities on the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens
    • There are two tests valid for the French language Canada permanent residency
      • TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français
      • TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français
    TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français
    NCLC Level Ability: Speaking (expression orale) Ability: Listening (compréhension de l’oral) Ability: Reading (compréhension de l’écrit) Ability: Writing (expression écrite)
    7 310 – 348 249 – 279 207 – 232 310 – 348
    8 349 – 370 280 – 297 233 – 247 349 – 370
    9 and above 371+ 298+ 248+ 371+

     

    TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français
    NCLC Level Ability: Speaking (expression orale) Ability: Listening (compréhension de l’oral) Ability: Reading (compréhension de l’écrit) Ability: Writing (expression écrite)
    7 10 – 11 458 – 502 453 – 498 10 – 11
    8 12 – 13 503 – 522 499 – 523 12 – 13
    9 and above 14+ 523+ 524+ 14+

    Work Experience

    As per the update, candidates must have at least 6 months of continuous work experience (in Canada or abroad) in any single occupation listed below. Here are the criteria for the five occupations as well as their TEER codes as well.

    Healthcare Occupations
    Occupation 2021 NOC Code 2021 TEER Category
    Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 31112 1
    Chiropractors 31201 1
    Dentists 31110 1
    Dieticians and nutritionists 31121 1
    Education counsellors 41320 1
    General practitioners and family physicians 31102 1
    Instructors of persons with disabilities 42203 2
    Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment 31204 1
    Licensed practical nurses 32101 2
    Massage therapists 32201 2
    Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations 33101 3
    Medical laboratory technologists 32120 2
    Medical radiation technologists 32121 2
    Medical sonographers 32122 2
    Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 33102 3
    Nurse practitioners 31302 1
    Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors 31300 1
    Occupational therapists 31203 1
    Optometrists 31111 1
    Other assisting occupations in support of health services 33109 3
    Other practitioners of natural healing 32209 2
    Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating 31209 1
    Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment 32109 2
    Paramedical occupations 32102 2
    Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants 33103 3
    Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals 31303 1
    Physiotherapists 31202 1
    Psychologists 31200 1
    Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 31301 1
    Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists 32103 2
    Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine 31100 1
    Specialists in surgery 31101 1
    Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies 41301 1
    Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists 32200 2
    Veterinarians 31103 1

     

    Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (Stem) Occupations
    Occupation 2021 NOC Code 2021 TEER 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

     

    Trade Occupations
    Occupation 2021 NOC Code 2021 TEER Category
    Residential and commercial installers and servicers 73200 3
    Elevator constructors and mechanics 72406 2
    Machine fitters 72405 2
    Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics 72402 2
    Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics 72400 2
    Carpenters 72310 2
    Plumbers 72300 2
    Electricians (except industrial and power system) 72200 2
    Welders and related machine operators 72106 2
    Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers 72014 2

     

    Transport Occupations
    Occupation 2021 NOC Code 2021 TEER Category
    Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors 93200 3
    Transport truck drivers 73300 3
    Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators 72604 2
    Engineer officers, water transport 72603 2
    Deck officers, water transport 72602 2
    Air traffic controllers and related occupations 72601 2
    Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors 72600 2
    Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors 72404 2
    Railway carmen/women 72403 2
    Managers in transportation 70020 0

     

    Agriculture And Agri-Food Occupations
    Occupation 2021 Noc Code 2021 TEER Category
    Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services 82031 2
    Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors 82030 2
    Butchers- retail and wholesale 63201 3

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