On June 28, 2023, the Government of Canada announced occupation-specific Express Entry draws for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professionals. By prioritizing skilled newcomers in these fields, Canada aims to fill key positions and meet the demand for talent, boosting the nation’s economic growth and technological advancement. The first STEM round for category-based selection opens the week of July 5, targeting data scientists, software developers and programmers, mathematicians, statisticians, actuaries, and electrical and electronics engineers. This announcement reinforces Canada’s commitment to attracting global talent and solidifying its position in research, development, and innovation. The Government of Canada will continue to hold category-based selection rounds throughout the year.