Third draw in a week this time for transport occupants

The most recent Express Entry Drawing, number 277, was on December 20, 2023. For jobs in transportation, there was an Express Entry draw based on categories. The IRCC invited 670 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 435. The sixth draw took place in December 2023.

Highlights of the Draw
DateCategoryNo. of ITAs
Min. CRS Score Requirement
Dec 20, 2023Transport Occupations (2023-1)670435
  • The Draw was held on December 20, 2023
  • 670 candidates were invited by IRCC with a minimum CRS score of 435.
  • It was a category-based Express Entry draw for transport occupations.
  • It was a category-based draw for transport occupations.

Despite being just one of several jobs covered by this Express Entry category, trucking has been the main topic of this article because, when considered in the context of Canada’s broader transport sector, the scarcity of truck drivers has been the most painful issue raised.

In addition, the previously stated Toronto Star article states that there is presently a “shortage of about 20,000 truck drivers in Canada, could reach 30,000 in the coming years.”
What Are the Eligible Transport Occupations for This Category?
OccupationsNOC CodeTEER Category
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors932003
Transport truck drivers733003
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators726042
Engineer officers, water transport726032
Deck officers, water transport726022
Air traffic controllers and related occupations726012
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors726002
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors724042
Railway carmen/women724032
Managers in transportation700200

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