Express Entry To Conducts Its First-Ever Transportation Category Draw This Week

Express Entry To Conducts Its First-Ever Transportation Category Draw This Week

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[Published 19 Sep, 2023 | 04:25 AM]
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Canada is all set to hold its first-ever Express Entry draw for newcomers with transportation work experience this week.

On September 18, 2022, the Honourable Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Marc Miller announced that the first round of invitations for transport occupations through category-based selection in Express Entry will occur this week. This upcoming Express Entry draw will focus on candidates with experience in the transport sector - including commercial truck drivers, pilots, and aircraft assembly workers.

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Jobs For Transport Occupations Category: Complete List

The following occupations are eligible for the Express Entry draw for candidates with transport work experience.

OCCUPATION NOC
Aircraft Assemblers and Aircraft Assembly Inspectors 93200
Transport Truck Drivers 73300
Railway Traffic Controllers and Marine Traffic Regulators 72604
Engineer Officers, Water Transport 72603
Deck Officers, Water Transport 72602
Air Traffic Controllers and related occupations 72601
Air Pilots, Flight Engineers, and Flying Instructors 72600
Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors 72404
Railway Carmen/Women 72403
Managers in Transportation 70020

Eligibility For Transport Occupations Category

To be eligible to apply under the Transport Occupations Category, you must:

The Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in critical in-demand fields in Canada. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled immigrants with work experience in transport occupations, Canada aims to meet the increasing demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation’s economic growth and advancement.

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“As Canada grows its economy, we’re committed to improving transport and infrastructure to ensure the safe and efficient movement of goods and passengers across the country. Category-based selection helps us invite newcomers with experience in transport occupations to fill significant labor gaps and ensure the future success of the Canadian transport sector. I look forward to welcoming more skilled workers to our country, as their knowledge and expertise are invaluable, to meet our labor market needs.”

- The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

“The transportation sector is crucial to our economy, and if we want to keep things moving, we need to invest in the people that move travelers and transport our goods. With this new initiative, we are helping address a critical skills shortage while also attracting new, talented people to communities across Canada. Truck drivers, pilots, aviation mechanical engineers, and seafarers play a critical role in our economy and Canadians’ lives. Filling vacancies in these professions will boost economic growth and create stronger and more resilient supply chains.”

- The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport

Category-Based Express Entry Draws

On May 31, IRCC finalized six new selection categories for Express Entry draws. The categories were chosen after considering labor market projections and consulting with various Partners, Stakeholders, and Provincial and Territorial governments. The selected categories include:

  • Healthcare
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions
  • Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
  • Transport
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food
  • Strong French language proficiency

IRCC has so far conducted seven draws under the newly launched category-based selection for Express Entry draws.

You can check the complete list of the latest Express Entry draws here: Express Entry draws in 2023

Since June 2022, the Government of Canada has been planning category-based selection draws. This change was made to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to allow the selection of immigrants based on specific attributes that align with Canada's economic priorities.

Source: canada.ca



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