Changes to Express Entry System

Canada has introduced changes to its Express Entry system to prioritize skilled newcomers with expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. These changes aim to address labor shortages and meet the growing demand for talent in key sectors, contributing to the country’s economic growth and technological advancement.


The category-based selection approach allows the government to invite candidates with specific work experience or language ability to apply for permanent residence, strengthening the Francophone immigration and supporting identified economic goals.

The First of Many

The first round of category-based selection for STEM professionals, including data scientists, software developers, mathematicians, statisticians, actuaries, and electrical and electronics engineers, will open in the week of July 5.

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Canada’s Commitment to Global Talent

This initiative demonstrates Canada’s commitment to attracting global talent and establishing itself as a leader in research, development, and innovation. The category-based selection rounds will run alongside general invitation rounds throughout the year, and further details will be provided soon. This announcement aligns with the government’s efforts to address STEM workforce challenges and complements the Tech Talent Attraction Strategy recently launched.