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Canada’s Latest Express Entry #277 Draw for Transport Occupations

Austin Campbell



Express Entry #277 Draw

Canada has tapped into the strength of its logistics, welcoming 670 candidates in the latest Express Entry #277 Draw for transport occupations. This draw, held on December 20, 2023, marked the fifth draw this month and set the stage for truck drivers to contribute to the nation’s thriving transport industry.

Express Entry #277 Draw Highlights

  • Details of Draw: December 20, 2023, at 15:55:23 UTC
  • Invitations Issued: 670
  • CRS Requirement: 435
  • Occupations Targeted: Transport Occupations (2023-1)
  • Tie-breaking rule: August 30, 2023, at 17:30:21 UTC

With the latest Transport Occupation draw, Canada has issued a total of 109,866 Invitations this year in 41 Express Entry draws. Applicants are granted a 60-day window to submit their applications, ensuring a streamlined processing period within the standard six months.

Express Entry Draws 2023 (Sep-Dec)

Truck Drivers to New Heights

This draw, the third of its kind this week, is part of the IRCC’s initiative to welcome skilled professionals in the transport sector. The first draw #264 for transport candidates took place on September 20, 2023, issuing 1,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for candidates scoring a minimum CRS of 435.

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The strategic focus on transport occupations follows the previous day’s Trade Occupations draw, further diversifying opportunities for skilled workers. The draw on December 19 targeted 1,000 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 425.

Eligibility Criteria for Transport Occupations Category

  • Accumulate a minimum of 6 months of full-time, continuous work experience (or an equivalent amount of part-time work) within the past 3 years.
  • Experience gained in Canada or abroad is considered.
  • Ensure compliance with all requirements outlined in the instructions for the specific round.
  • Refer to the comprehensive eligibility details in the instructions for each round.

Key Occupations Targeted

OccupationNOC 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

Express Entry Driving Skilled Careers with an ITA Surge

IRCC has been on a roll, with a total of 109,866 ITAs issued in 2023, showcasing a commitment to welcoming skilled professionals. The recent Express Entry draw for transport occupations signals Canada’s dedication to streamlining immigration pathways for skilled workers. As opportunities unfold, the transport sector emerges as a key player in shaping the nation’s workforce. Stay tuned for more updates, and let the wheels of your career turn toward the Canadian horizon.

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