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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted another Targeted Express Entry draw for the transport sector, inviting 975 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 430, 5 points fewer than the last draw held on .

The first draw for transportation candidates, draw #264, was held on September 20, 2023. It issued 1,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for candidates who scored a minimum CRS of 435. After that second draw held on December 20, 2023, with 670 ITAs issued and same CRS cut-off score.

Targeted Express Entry Draw for Transport Occupations

  • Express Entry Round: #289
  • Draw Type: Targeted Draw for Transport occupations
  • Draw Date:  March 13, 2024
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 430
  • No. of invitations: 975
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 31, 2023

Targeted Express Entry for Transport Occupations

To participate in this lottery, individuals need to meet the requirements for one of the Express Entry programs. The three immigration programs relevant to Canada are the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST).The transport occupations that are eligible for the Targeted Express Entry Draw are listed below:

Occupation2021 NOC code
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors93200
Transport truck drivers73300
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators72604
Engineer officers, water transport72603
Deck officers, water transport72602
Air traffic controllers and related occupations72601
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors72600
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors72404
Railway carmen/women72403
Managers in transportation70020

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Eligibility Requirements for Targeted Express Entry Draw

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, recently announced the introduction of specific categories for category-based selection in the country’s immigration system. These categories were established through the passing of Bill C-19 in the Canadian parliament last June. The chosen categories for category-based selection are as follows:

  • French-language proficiency
  • Healthcare Occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Skilled Trade occupations
  • Transport occupations (including Truck Drivers)
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations

You must also meet all the eligibility requirements for one of the three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, or the Federal Skilled Trades Program.

DateDraw TypeInvitationsCRS Cut-off Score
April 11, 2024STEM occupations (2024-1)4,500491
April 10, 2024General1,280549
March 26, 2024French language proficiency (2024-1)1,500388
February 29, 2024 French language proficiency2,500336
February 16, 2024 Agriculture and agri-food occupations150437
February 14, 2024Healthcare occupations3,500422
February 1, 2024French language proficiency7,000365
December 21, 2023Agriculture and agri-food occupations400386
December 20, 2023Transport Occupations670435
December 19, 2023Trade occupations1,000425
December 8, 2023STEM occupations5,900481
December 7, 2023French language proficiency1000470
October 26, 2023Health Occupations3,600431
October 25, 2023French language proficiency300486
September 28, 2023Agriculture and agri-food occupations600354
September 27, 2023French language proficiency500472
September 20, 2023Transport Occupations1,000435
August 3, 2023Trade Occupations1,500388
August 2, 2023French Language Proficiency800435
July 12, 2023French Language Proficiency3,800375
July 7, 2023French Language Proficiency2,300439
July 6, 2023Health Occupations1,500463
July 5, 2023STEM Occupations500486
June 28, 2023Health Occupations500476
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Need Help?

Attention all qualified transport professionals! Are you considering moving to Canada? Now is the perfect time to make your dream a reality! Our team is led by the reputable Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) Mr. Keshav Sharma, who can provide you with expert advice and assistance every step of the way.

For a limited time only, eligible candidates in the Targeted Express Entry pool can benefit from our comprehensive services starting at just CAD $999. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure that your journey towards living and working in Canada is as smooth as possible.

Begin your journey towards fulfilling your dream of living and working in Canada by contacting us here or scheduling a consultation with us today.

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