Recently, there has been some exciting news for bus and truck drivers in Canada. According to CIC News, as of February 16, 2023, these drivers are now eligible to apply for Express Entry, which is Canada’s flagship program for economic immigration. This change has been made in recognition of the critical role that these drivers play in keeping the country’s supply chains running smoothly.
The inclusion of bus and truck drivers in Express Entry is a significant development, as these occupations were not previously considered for the program. This change will open up new opportunities for foreign workers who have experience in driving commercial vehicles and are interested in making Canada their home.
How can you become eligible for Canadian PR as a truck driver?
To be eligible, bus and truck drivers will need to meet the same requirements as other Express Entry candidates. They will need to provide proof of language proficiency, education, work experience, and other factors. They will also need to meet the minimum requirements for one of the three economic immigration programs that fall under the Express Entry system: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, or the Canadian Experience Class.
In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, bus and truck drivers will also need to obtain a valid job offer from a Canadian employer before they can apply for permanent residence. This requirement is in place to ensure that candidates have a clear path to employment in Canada and that their skills are in demand by Canadian employers.
The inclusion of bus and truck drivers in Express Entry is a positive step for Canada’s immigration system. These workers play a vital role in keeping the country’s economy moving, and they deserve recognition and support for their contributions. By including them in Express Entry, Canada is opening up new opportunities for skilled workers and helping to build a more diverse and inclusive society.
What is the Express Entry System?
Canada is known for having one of the most accessible immigration systems in the world, and the Express Entry system is one of the key ways that skilled workers can apply for permanent residency in the country. Launched in 2015, the Express Entry system has become the main way for economic immigrants to apply to live and work in Canada.
The Express Entry system is a points-based system that assesses candidates based on a range of factors, including age, language proficiency, education, work experience, and other factors. The system is designed to identify candidates who are most likely to succeed in the Canadian economy and who can make a positive contribution to Canadian society.
To apply for Express Entry, candidates must create an online profile and provide information about their skills, education, language proficiency, and work experience. Based on this information, candidates are given a score, called a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The CRS score is used to rank candidates against one another, and those with the highest scores are invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
In recent years, the Express Entry system has been expanded to include more types of workers, including caregivers, truck drivers, and other skilled workers. This has made it easier for a broader range of workers to apply for permanent residency in Canada.