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Canada’s First Transport-Targeted Express Entry Draw 2024 Issues 975 ITAs



Transport Targeted Express Entry Draw

In the changing scenes of Canadian immigration, staying abreast of the latest developments in Express Entry draws is paramount for prospective candidates. March 2024 brings forth strategic developments from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), shedding light on targeted invitations under the Express Entry system.

Let’s delve into the recent developments and take insights into what lies ahead.

First Transport-Targeted Express Entry Draw

Canada’s first transport-targeted Express Entry draw of 2024 on March 13th marks a pivotal moment in the immigration narrative. A total of 975 invitations to apply (ITAs) were extended to candidates boasting a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 430 or above and a minimum of 6 months experience in one of the 10 designated transport occupations.

Express Entry Draw Highlights – 13 March, 2024

DescriptionMarch 13, 2024
Draw typeTargeted draw for 10 transport occupations
CRS Cutoff430
Tie-breaking ruleJuly 31, 2023, at 13:27:26 UTC

Canada’s Transport Sector

Focusing on transport occupations shows Canada’s vision to fortify its vital job sectors with skilled professionals. This targeted approach aims to streamline the influx of talent essential for sustaining and propelling the transport sector nationally. Roles spanning from commercial truck drivers to aircraft assembly workers are pivotal in this narrative.

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The March 13th draw heralds the inception of the ‘Transport Occupations (2024-1)’ category for the year, marking it as the third draw within this category. A notable facet is the minimum CRS score requirement of 430, the lowest among all issuances in this category. This signifies a welcoming stance towards candidates with diverse yet critical experience in the transport domain.

Eligibility Criteria

Aspiring candidates must align with the eligibility criteria to partake in the Transport Occupations category:

  1. Qualification under Federal programs like Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
  2. Accumulate at least 6 months of full-time or equivalent part-time work experience within the past 3 years in a single occupation listed in the specified transport occupations.
  3. Fulfillment of all requirements stipulated in the instructions for the respective round.

10 Eligible Transport Occupations in the Draw

Occupations2021 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

Analysis and Future CRS Score Projections

With IRCC’s targeted draws gaining momentum, a CRS cutoff score of 520+ is anticipated for general draws. Noteworthy are the predictions hinting at a surge in French-focused draws and the likelihood of lower CRS cutoffs for specific categories such as Transport.

Express Entry Pool in Canada

The composition of the Express Entry pool serves as a compass guiding candidates through the immigration journey. Trends in CRS cutoffs and draw sizes are influenced by factors such as the distribution of scores and category-based draws. Categories targeting sectors like healthcare, STEM, trades, transport, agriculture, and French language proficiency present tailored pathways for aspirants.

The Express Entry journey demands agility and insight into the changing Canadian immigration. As March 2024 unfolds, candidates are poised to seize opportunities tailored to their expertise and aspirations. With strategic planning and adherence to eligibility criteria, exploring the Express Entry draw becomes a promising venture toward realizing the Canadian dream. Stay tuned for the latest updates and insights on Express Entry draws and immigration trends.

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