Canada announces first round of invitations for transport occupations


Canada has announced first round of invitations for transport occupations through category-based selection in Express Entry will occur this week.

This focus on candidates with experience in the transport sector—including commercial truck drivers, pilots and aircraft assembly workers—will help the sector attract the skilled talent it needs across the country.

Canada’s Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in critical fields. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled newcomers with work experience in transport occupations, Canada aims to meet the increasing demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation’s economic growth and advancement.

“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. 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. I look forward to welcoming more skilled workers to our country, as their knowledge and expertise are invaluable, to meet our labour market needs,” said Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Canada announced launch of category-based selection for Canada’s flagship economic immigration management system, Express Entry in May. Category-based selection will allow Canada to issue invitations to apply to prospective permanent residents with specific skills, training or language ability.

For 2023, categories are French-language proficiency, Healthcare occupations, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations, Trade occupations, Transport occupations, Agriculture and agri-food occupations.

The categories were determined following extensive consultations with provincial and territorial partners, stakeholders and the public, as well as a review of labour market needs.