IRCC held the second healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw of 2024

Author: John Black | | Categories: Express Entry

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On July 5, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its second healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw of the week, further emphasizing Canada’s commitment to strengthening its healthcare sector through skilled immigration. In this significant draw, 3,750 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates working in healthcare occupations, marking round #301 in the series of Express Entry draws for 2024. Key details of the draw are:

  • Number of ITAs Issued: 3,750
  • Cut-off Score: 445 points
  • Increase in Cut-off Score: 23 points higher than the previous healthcare-targeted draw
  • Tie-breaking Rule: May 07, 2024, at 21:27:04 UTC

This draw saw a noticeable increase in the cut-off score, which was set at 445 points, 23 points higher than the score required in the earlier healthcare-specific draw. This indicates a growing competitiveness among candidates vying for a chance to contribute their expertise to Canada’s healthcare system.

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As of this draw, Canada has issued a total of 49,924 ITAs across 23 Express Entry draws in 2024. This robust activity highlights the country’s proactive approach to welcoming skilled immigrants and addressing various sectoral needs, including healthcare, technology, and skilled trades.

Which Healthcare Occupations are Invited in this Draw?

The healthcare occupations invited in the Express Entry Draw #301 are: 

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

Why Healthcare Professionals Should Consider Canada?

Canada offers numerous benefits for healthcare professionals considering immigration:

High Demand: There is a consistent demand for healthcare workers across various provinces.

Excellent Working Conditions: Canadian healthcare institutions are known for their advanced facilities and supportive work environments.

Pathway to Permanent Residency: The Express Entry system provides a streamlined pathway for healthcare professionals to achieve permanent residency in Canada.

Canada’s Commitment to Healthcare Through Immigration

The healthcare-targeted Express Entry draws are a testament to Canada’s ongoing efforts to address the critical needs of its healthcare sector. By prioritizing healthcare professionals in the immigration process, Canada aims to ensure that its healthcare system remains robust and capable of meeting the needs of its population.

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