The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently conducted its inaugural Express Entry draw for the transport sector, inviting 670 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 435.
In December, the Canadian government invited a total of 3,325 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The invitations were issued through three different draws. The first draw on December 18 was open to candidates from all programs, and 1,325 candidates with a minimum score of 542 were invited to apply.
The second draw on December 19 was focused on trades occupations, and 1,000 candidates with a minimum score of 425 were invited to apply. If you’re interested in applying for permanent residency in Canada, keep an eye on these draws to see if you’re eligible to apply.
Targeted Express Entry Draw for Transport Occupations
Express Entry Round: #277
Draw Type: Targeted Draw for Transport occupations
To qualify for this draw, candidates must first be eligible for an Express Entry program. The three relevant Canadian immigration programs are the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST).
The eligible occupations for the Targeted Express Entry Draw for Transport Occupations are as follows:
2021 NOC code
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
Transport truck drivers
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
Engineer officers, water transport
Deck officers, water transport
Air traffic controllers and related occupations
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
Eligibility Requirements for Targeted Express Entry Draw in 2023
Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, has announced the completion of specific categories for category-based selection in the country’s immigration system. These categories, established through the passing of Bill C-19 in the Canadian parliament last June, include French-language proficiency, Healthcare Occupations, STEM occupations, Skilled Trade occupations, Transport occupations (including Truck Drivers), and Agriculture and agri-food occupations.
The chosen categories for category-based selection are as follows:
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
If you’re a Truck Driver, Air Pilot, or any other qualified transport professional considering moving to Canada, now is the perfect time to act. Our team, led by the reputable Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) Mr. Keshav Sharma, can provide expert advice and assistance, making your dream of living and working in Canada a reality.
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