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Express Entry Draw #289

Express Entry Draw #289 Targets Transport Occupations

The latest Express Entry draw #289, held on March 13, 2024, marked a significant move by the Canadian immigration authorities. This draw, specifically targeting candidates in transport occupations, reflects Canada’s strategic approach to address industry-specific labor shortages and welcoming skilled professionals into its workforce.

Exploring Express Entry Draw #289

Express Entry Draw #289 issued invitations to 975 candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 430 or above. This draw, focusing on the transport occupations category, underscores Canada’s commitment to recruiting individuals with relevant experience in crucial sectors.

The tie-breaking rule for this draw was set on July 31, 2023, indicating the cutoff point for candidates who received invitations.

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Eligibility for Transport Occupations Category

Candidates aspiring to qualify under the Transport Occupations category must meet the requirements of at least one of the following federal programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

To be eligible, candidates must have accumulated at least 6 months of full-time, continuous work experience in a single occupation listed under the eligible transport occupations category within the past 3 years. This experience can be gained either in Canada or abroad.

In-Demand Transport Occupations

The Transport Occupations category encompasses a range of vital roles essential for the smooth functioning of the transport sector. These roles include aircraft assemblers, transport truck drivers, railway traffic controllers, marine traffic regulators, air traffic controllers, pilots, aircraft mechanics, railway carmen/women, and transportation managers.

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Canada’s proactive approach to inviting candidates from these occupations highlights the nation’s recognition of their importance in sustaining a thriving transportation industry.

Express Entry Pool Composition: March 2024

The Express Entry pool composition as of March 11, 2024, provides insights into the distribution of candidates based on their CRS scores. With a total of 211,220 candidates in the pool, the majority fall within the CRS score range of 351-500, demonstrating the competitiveness of the Express Entry system.

As Canada continues to prioritize skilled immigration and address labor shortages in key sectors, draws like #289 serve as crucial mechanisms for inviting talented individuals who can contribute to the nation’s economic growth and development. Express Entry Draw #289 signifies a strategic move by Canada to attract skilled professionals in transport occupations, ensuring the continued vitality and efficiency of its transportation industry.

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