IRCC Conducts First-Ever Express Entry Draw For Transport Occupations!

IRCC Conducts First-Ever Express Entry Draw For Transport Occupations!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 21 Sep, 2023 | 04:58 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw.

The Express Entry latest draw held on September 20, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 1,000 candidates under the Transport Occupations category. This was the first-ever category-based draw conducted by IRCC for candidates with experience in the transport sector - including commercial truck drivers, pilots, and aircraft assembly workers.

Invited candidates also required a minimum CRS score of 435 - to be eligible for this invitation round.

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Express Entry Latest Draw: Who was invited?

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #264 - September 20, 2023

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,000*
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,000 or above
  • Type of draw: Transport occupations (2023-1)
  • Date and time of round: September 20, 2023 at 14:04:14 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 435
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 17, 2023 at 06:44:01 UTC

*Invitations to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program may be issued through this round of invitations.

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

Who is eligible for the Express Entry 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.

A total of 10 occupations are eligible for the Express Entry draw for candidates with transport work experience.

Jobs For Transport Occupations Category: Complete List

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
On May 31, 2023, IRCC finalized six new selection categories for Express Entry draws. Besides the Transport Occupations category, other newly launched categories include, Healthcare, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions, Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors, Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Strong French language proficiency.

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



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