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Express Entry Draw Open for Federal Skilled Trades (FST) Category- Invites 400 candidates

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 25, Sep 2018

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The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched Express Entry draw for Federal Skilled Trades (FST) category on 24th September 2018 (Monday). Since it has been launched for specific FST category of express entry, it is not meant for the main FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) category of Federal Express Entry System.

Let's find out more about this latest express entry draw launched specifically for the Federal Skilled Trades (FST) category.

Express Entry draw for Federal Skilled Trades (FST) category

Find below the key details of latest FST category draw of express entry:

  • Draw opened: The current express entry draw opened on September 24, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 284 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 400 Canada PR invitations to FST candidates during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule:February 18, 2018 at 12:31:16 UTC

Express Entry draw Analysis

The current express entry draw launched by IRCC for FST category invited 400 candidates with minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement being 284 points or more. The FST category is the one among the three main categories of Express Entry system along with Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) category.

The last express entry draw for the Federal Skilled Trades (FST) category was launched on May 10, 2018, wherein IRCC issued invitation to 500 FST candidates with qualifying marks being 288 CRS points or more. The FSTC candidates are meant for the candidates who have valid employment offer from Canada or who are certified to work in some key occupations in the maple leaf country to acquire PR in Canada.

Also read- Latest Express Entry Draw- How low CRS score requirement will drop down this time around

FSW Category- the most popular category of Express Entry

Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category is the highly popular category of federal express entry system of Canada. Every year thousands of applicants get Canada PR Invitation through FSW category. This year FSW category of express entry has launched 18 draws and invited over 60,000 candidates. However, receiving ITA (invitation to apply) through express entry remains the biggest concern of the applicants. Help and assistance from a certified Canada migration expert plays a vital role in helping applicants increase their CRS score or selecting of the alternate immigration programs to obtain Canada PR.

Apply Canada PR through FSW category - Get assistance from the expert

If you wish to apply Canada PR through Express Entry system this year, you may coordinate with the qualified Canadian migration experts at Visas Avenue to get inclusive assistance right from creating online profile to documentation, visa application filing and approval of visa. The VA team has got its Visa Consultancy offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Visas Avenue is a top and registered Immigration Consultancy for Canada in India. You may call Visas Avenue immigration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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