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Canada Targets Farming And Food Occupations With 600 Express Entry ITAs

By cvf, 09/28/2023

Canada has issued 600 Invitations to Apply to in a first Express Entry draw aimed at agriculture and agri-food occupations.

The September 28 draw, the third this week, featured a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 354, the lowest so far in 2023.

  • Canada has now conducted the following draws this year:
  • 16 all-program draws
  • Four PNP draws
  • Four draws targeted at French speakers
  • Two draws targeted at healthcare occupations
  • One draw targeted at STEM occupations
  • One draw targeted at skilled trades
  • One draw targeted at Federal Skilled Worker candidates
  • One draw targeted at transport jobs
  • One draw targeted at agriculture and agri-food occupations

IRCC has now issued 86,048 ITAs in 2023 after inviting 45,115 candidates in the whole of 2022.

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IRCC issued a record 114,431 ITAs in 2021, to all Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program candidates. It beat the previous record of 107,350 set in 2020.

Canada has a record immigration target of 465,000 for 2023.

The latest draw saw the tie-breaking rule implemented on June 12, 2023, at 6.23am EST. If more than one candidate had the minimum CRS score, only those who submitted their Express Entry profiles before this date and time received invitations.

This was the 31st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2023 and 267th overall.

Candidates have a 60-day window to submit their applications, which will be processed within the six-month standard.

What Can Employers Do to Recruit Foreign Workers?

Employers are encouraged to consider securing an LMIA or nomination under provincial nomination programs (PNPs) to ensure long-term retention of employees.

At immigration.ca we provide Canadian employers with unparalleled immigration legal services and recruitment of foreign nationals through our in-house skilledworker.com. We bring qualified candidates to Canada in the shortest time possible. Employers in a wide range of industries can directly benefit from our unique position as one of Canada’s leading immigration firms in the industry, with a strong online presence, to meet both their recruitment and immigration requirements.

Interested employers wishing to seek our assistance are invited to contact us here for further information.

What Should Candidates Do Next?

Securing an approved offer of employment is highly recommended as one of the best pathways to guaranteeing an ITA in the next round of invitations.

Find out whether you qualify to Canada by completing our free online evaluation. We will provide you with your evaluation results within 1-2 business days.


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Colin R. Singer is immigration counsel for www.immigration.ca and Managing Partner of skilledworker.com. He is one of Canada’s foremost senior corporate immigration attorneys. Colin is internationally recognized as an experienced and recommended authority on Canadian immigration and foreign recruitment. In addition to being licensed human resources professional, he is a licensed Canadian lawyer in good standing with the Quebec Law Society for more than 30+ years and is authorized by the Canadian government in all immigration matters.

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