IRCC conducts first Express Entry draw of Transport Occupations 2024

IRCC conducts first Express Entry draw of Transport Occupations 2024

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 14 Mar, 2024 | 04:48 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted its second Express Entry draw of the week. Just yesterday, the department issued 2,850 invitations, to candidates across a general draw.

The Express Entry draw held on March 13, 2024, saw invitations being issued to 975 candidates under the Transport Occupations category.

This was only the third time IRCC held a category-based draw that was targeted at candidates under the Transport Occupations category. The previous such draws were held on December 20 and September 20, 2023.

Express Entry Eligibility

Express Entry Draw #289 - Results

Type of draw: Transport Occupations

  • Number of invitations issued: 975
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 975 or above
  • Date and time of round: March 13, 2024 at 16:16:01 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 430
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 31, 2023 at 13:27:26 UTC

If you’ve been invited in this Express Entry draw, you will now have 60 days to submit a complete application to apply for Canada PR visa to the IRCC. 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.

Transport Occupations Category - Eligibility

Transport Occupations is one of the six categories finalized by the IRCC for category-based Express Entry draws. To be eligible to apply under the Transport Occupations Category, you must:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria of one of the Express Entry streams: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or Canadian Experience Class.
  • Have at least 6 months of full-time, continuous work experience within the past 3 years in Canada or abroad, in one of the 10 professions targeted for the Transport Occupations Category.
  • Meet all of the requirements in the instructions for the invitation round.

Transport Occupations Category - NOCs Targeted

Occupation 2021 NOC Code 2021 TEER Category
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors 93200 3
Transport truck drivers 73300 3
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators 72604 2
Engineer officers, water transport 72603 2
Deck officers, water transport 72602 2
Air traffic controllers and related occupations
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
Railway carmen/women
Managers in transportation 70020 0

Demand in Canada for Transport Occupations

The six categories chosen for Express Entry draws are made up of occupations that are currently facing high shortages in Canada. Trades, Transport, Equipment Operations - and related occupations are among the sectors that are experiencing the greatest need (around 16%) for skilled labour.

According to a report, the following occupations are projected to have drastic labour shortages across the Transportation sectors in the next 12 years.

  • Trucking (25,000 to 55,600 by 2023-2035)
  • Aviation (42,000 to 55,000 by 2025-2035)
  • Marine (1,000 to 19,000 by 2031-2035)
  • Rail (4,000 by 2035)

While category-based draws are a specific way for you to come to Canada - if you have work experience in transport occupations, you are also eligible to apply for Canada PR visa via standard Express Entry or Provincial Nominee Program draws.

Stay tuned for more Canada Immigration News.



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