Ottawa held the largest healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw of 2023
On October 26, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw and issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates working in healthcare occupations.
In round #271, the cut-off score was 431 points, 32 points fewer than in the previous healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw.
The tie-breaking rule for this round was May 24, 2023, at 19:47:51 UTC.
As of October 23, 2023, there were 214,873 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool.
This year, Canada issued 95,221 ITAs in 35 Express Entry draws.
Eligible Occupations For Healthcare-targeted Express Entry Draw
The following list has the 35 occupations that are eligible for invitations to the Express Entry round of the 2023 category-based rounds of invitations:
- 31112 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
- 31201 – Chiropractors
- 31110 – Dentists
- 31121 – Dieticians and nutritionists
- 41320 – Education counselors
- 31102 – General practitioners and family physicians
- 42203 – Instructors of persons with disabilities
- 31204 – Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
- 32101 – Licensed practical nurses
- 32201 – Massage therapists
- 33101 – Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
- 32120 – Medical laboratory technologists
- 32121 – Medical radiation technologists
- 32122 – Medical sonographers
- 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
- 31302 – Nurse practitioners
- 31300 – Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
- 31203 – Occupational therapists
- 31111 – Optometrists
- 33109 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services
- 32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing
- 31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
- 32109 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
- 32102 – Paramedical occupations
- 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
- 31303 – Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals
- 31202 – Physiotherapists
- 31200 – Psychologists
- 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
- 32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
- 31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
- 31101 – Specialists in surgery
- 41301 – Therapists in counseling and related specialized therapies
- 32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
- 31103 – Veterinarians
About Category-based Draws of the Express Entry
It indicates that Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirements for category-based draws are fewer than those for all-program draws. This pattern is supported by the recent hiring of healthcare professionals. On May 31, 2023, the Government of Canada launched a category-based selection for Express Entry, allowing IRCC to invite prospective permanent residents with specific skills, training, or language ability. This year, invitations will focus on candidates with strong French language proficiency or experience in:
- STEM professions,
- agriculture, and
Category-based selection supports Canada’s commitment to welcoming skilled workers into communities nationwide.
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