Express Entry Draw: Healthcare Professionals

Express Entry Draw: Healthcare Professionals

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its first occupation-specific Express Entry draw on June 28, 2023. During this draw, IRCC issued 500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates employed in healthcare occupations. The minimum score required to qualify in round #252 was 476 points. The tie-breaking rule for this round was based on the date and time of November 12, 2022, at 12:47:27 UTC. As of June 28, 2023, the Express Entry pool had a total of 220,003 registered profiles. Also, IRCC has scheduled another Express Entry draw specifically for healthcare workers on July 5, 2023. Throughout the year, Canada has issued a total of 59,548 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.

This marks the very first category-based selection draw following the announcement of the six new categories on May 31. Another round, inviting 1,500 workers to apply, is scheduled for July 5. Additionally, a draw targeting eligible candidates from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is anticipated to take place during the same week.

The six categories are as follows:

  • science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
  • trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
  • healthcare occupations
  • transport occupations
  • agriculture and agri-food occupations
  • French language proficiency

Healthcare Occupations

Out of the six categories in category-based selection for Express Entry, healthcare occupations constitute the highest number of eligible professions, totaling 35 in number. Here is the list of healthcare occupations:

  • Audiologists and speech language pathologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Education counsellors
  • General practitioners and family physicians
  • Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Massage therapists
  • Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • Medical laboratory technologists
  • Medical radiation technologists
  • Medical sonographers
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • Occupational therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Other assisting occupations in support of health services
  • Other practitioners of natural healing
  • Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • Paramedical occupations
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • Specialists in surgery
  • Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
  • Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • Veterinarians
On June 28, 2023, IRCC held the first occupation-specific Express Entry draw and issued 500 ITAs to candidates working in healthcare.

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