Category Based Draw for Transport Occupations expected the week of September 18th, 2023

In a release sent on September 18, IRCC confirmed that later this week it will issue invitations to Express Entry candidates who have work experience in transport occupations. This will include Commercial truck drivers, pilots, and aircraft assembly workers, among others, are all included within this category. IRCC says that filling these positions will help Canada’s economy advance and is a part of the new category based selection process announced on May 31, 2023. The draws commenced on

“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,” says Immigration Minister Marc Miller. “Category-based selection helps us invite newcomers with experience in transport occupations to fill significant labour gaps and ensure the future success of the Canadian transport sector.

Express Entry Transport Occupations

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 72601 2
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors 72600 2
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors 72404 2
Railway carmen/women 72403 2
Managers in transportation 70020 0

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