IRCC held the 1st healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw of 2024

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1st healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw

On February 14, 2024, IRCC held the 1st healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw of 2024 and issued 3,500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates working in healthcare occupations. 

In round #284, the cut-off score was 422 points, nine points fewer than in the previous healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw and the lowest ever since IRCC launched the category. The tie-breaking rule for this round was January 30, 2024, at 02:39:54 UTC. As of February 11, 2024, there were 211,273 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This year, Canada issued 15,270 ITAs in 6 Express Entry draws.

Furthermore, 2024 witnessed a total issuance of 15,270 ITAs across six Express Entry draws, highlighting Canada’s commitment to welcoming skilled individuals from around the globe. This concerted effort aligns with the nation’s ongoing endeavor to address labor shortages and bolster its healthcare workforce, especially in light of global challenges such as the pandemic.

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Aspiring immigrants in the healthcare sector can view this latest Express Entry draw as a beacon of hope, offering promising pathways to realize their dreams of living and working in Canada. With a streamlined selection process and favorable cut-off scores, the Express Entry system continues to serve as a vital avenue for skilled professionals seeking to contribute to Canada’s vibrant healthcare landscape.

IRCC’s recent healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw underscores Canada’s unwavering commitment to attracting and retaining top-tier talent in critical sectors. As the year unfolds, prospective immigrants can look forward to more opportunities to embark on a new chapter of their careers in the thriving healthcare industry of Canada.

Occupations in the 1st Healthcare-targeted Express Entry Draw

Healthcare Occupations in the express entry with respective NOC Codes are given below:

  • NOC Code: 31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 
  • NOC Code: 31201Chiropractors
  • NOC Code: 31110 Dentists
  • NOC Code: 31121 Dieticians and nutritionists
  • NOC Code: 41320 Education counselors
  • NOC Code: 31102 General practitioners and family physicians
  • NOC Code: 42203 Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • NOC Code: 31204Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC Code: 32101 Licensed practical nurses
  • NOC Code: 32201 Massage therapists
  • NOC Code: 33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • NOC Code: 32120 Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC Code: 32121 Medical radiation technologists
  • NOC Code: 32122 Medical sonographers
  • NOC Code: 33102 Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • NOC Code: 31302 Nurse practitioners
  • NOC Code: 31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC Code: 31203 Occupational therapists
  • NOC Code: 31111 Optometrists
  • NOC Code: 33109 Other assisting occupations in support of health services
  • NOC Code: 32209 Other practitioners of natural healing
  • NOC Code: 31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • NOC Code: 32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC Code: 32102 Paramedical occupations
  • NOC Code: 33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • NOC Code: 31303 Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals
  • NOC Code: 31202 Physiotherapists
  • NOC Code: 31200 Psychologists
  • NOC Code: 31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC Code: 32103Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • NOC Code: 31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • NOC Code: 31101 Specialists in surgery
  • NOC Code: 41301 Therapists in counseling and related specialized therapies
  • NOC Code: 32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • NOC Code: 31103 Veterinarians

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