CTA: Express Entry Webinar Being Held for Employers

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, recently announced the first-ever launch of category-based selection for Canada’s flagship economic immigration management system, Express Entry.

As part of the consultations leading up to this announcement, CTA requested, on behalf of the industry, that truck drivers be included in the new category-based selection process. Following those consultations, trucking was confirmed as one of a select few occupations to be included. In practice, category-based selection will allow Canada to issue invitations to prospective permanent residents with specific skills, training or language ability, with transport truck drivers (NOC73300) being officially included as eligible.

As a follow up to this announcement, IRCC will now be offering new virtual learning sessions for employers who wish to learn how category-based selection works in Express Entry, including eligibility criteria and occupations for 2023 categories, which includes trucking drivers.

CTA and provincial association members are invited to participate in these virtual learning sessions, aimed at employers who are unfamiliar with the program, to provide detail of the new changes. If you are interested, please register on IRCC’s website for one of the four sessions below.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, June 27, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET – Eastern Time) – Session in French
  • Wednesday, June 28, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET – Eastern Time) – Session in English
  • Wednesday, July 5, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET – Eastern Time) – Session in English
  • Thursday, July 6, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET – Eastern Time) – Session in French

If you are registered to attend and would like to submit questions ahead of these sessions, you can send them via email to: IRCC.COMMConsultations-ConsultationsCOMM.IRCC@cic.gc.ca

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