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The immigration authorities conducted an Express Entry draw on September 24th, in which the Canadian Government, issued invitations to 400 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates. The minimum C.R.S. necessary for this draw was 284. Moreover, it used the Tie-break mechanism in this draw also, with the date/time of February 18, 2018, 12:31:16 UTC. Thus, the F.S.T.C. candidates, who have a C.R.S. score of 284 as well as more, and who submitted a profile, prior to this date/time, got the invitation, for applying to the Canadian PR. The candidates receiving these invitations get 60 days, to submit the complete application, seeking the Canadian PR. An important feature to note was that Express Entry draws, specific to a Program, are very rare. In the past, such a draw, exclusive for F.S.T.C. candidates, was held on May 30, 2018. It had a minimum C.R.S. score requirement of 288. Moreover, Totally 500 applications for Canadian permanent residence were sought from the F.S.T.C. candidates, in that draw.


In the F.S.T.C., Certified Persons to work in specific occupations, and also those, who have a valid job offer; can submit the applications, seeking the Canadian PR. Moreover, the eligibility norms, for a candidate, applying under it are as follows:
  • Having at least two years full-time, or an equivalent part-time work experience, in a skilled trade in the past five years,
  • Meeting the skilled trade job requirements as specified in the N.O.C.,
  • Having a valid full-time job offer, for minimum one year, or a Qualification Certificate, in that trade, issued by an appropriate Federal or Provincial/ Territorial Authority.

A note:

The F.S.T.C. is an Economic Immigration Program of Canada, administered through the Express Entry system. Additionally, this recent draw was the 100th Express Entry draw, after the system commenced in January 2015. We, at Career Overseas, are committed to bringing, all the recent developments, and the news regarding Canadian immigration. Please contact us for more details.

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