Canada has issued 1,000 Invitations to Apply in the first Express Entry draw to target transport jobs, including truck drivers.

The September 20 draw, announced earlier this week, featured a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 435.

It targeted 10 occupations related to the transport industry.

Transport Jobs Targeted


2021 NOC code 

2021 TEER category 

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



Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors



Railway carmen/women



Managers in transportation



Canada has now conducted the following draws this year:

  • 15 all-program draws
  • Four PNP draws
  • Three draws targeted at French speakers
  • Two draws targeted at healthcare occupations
  • One draw targeted at STEM occupations
  • One draw targeted at skilled trades
  • One draw targeted at Federal Skilled Worker candidates
  • One draw targeted at transport jobs

IRCC has issued 81,948 ITAs in 2023 after inviting 45,115 candidates in the whole of 2022.

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IRCC issued a record 114,431 ITAs in 2021, to all Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program candidates. It beat the previous record of 107,350 set in 2020.

Canada has a record immigration target of 465,000 for 2023.

The latest draw saw the tie-breaking rule implemented on June 17, 2023, at 2.44am EST. If more than one candidate had the minimum CRS score, only those who submitted their Express Entry profiles before this date and time received invitations.

This was the 28th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2023 and 264th overall.

Candidates have a 60-day window to submit their applications, which will be processed within the six-month standard.

What Can Employers Do to Recruit Foreign Workers?

Employers are encouraged to consider securing an LMIA or nomination under provincial nomination programs (PNPs) to ensure long-term retention of employees.

At we provide Canadian employers with unparalleled immigration legal services and recruitment of foreign nationals through our in-house We bring qualified candidates to Canada in the shortest time possible. Employers in a wide range of industries can directly benefit from our unique position as one of Canada’s leading immigration firms in the industry, with a strong online presence, to meet both their recruitment and immigration requirements.

Interested employers wishing to seek our assistance are invited to contact us here for further information.

What Should Candidates Do Next?

Securing an approved offer of employment is highly recommended as one of the best pathways to guaranteeing an ITA in the next round of invitations.

Find out whether you qualify to Canada by completing our free online evaluation. We will provide you with your evaluation results within 1-2 business days.


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