Canada Holds Express Entry Draw For Healthcare Workers!

Canada Holds Express Entry Draw For Healthcare Workers!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 27 Oct, 2023 | 04:22 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted its third Express Entry draw of the week.

The Express Entry latest draw held on October 26, 2023, saw ITAs being issued to 3,600 candidates under the Express Entry Healthcare category. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 431 to be eligible.

This was IRCC’s third category-based draw for Healthcare workers since six new categories were announced on May 31. The previous such draws were held on July 06, 2023, and June 28, 2023. 

Express Entry Draw #271

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #271 - October 26, 2023.

Type of draw: Healthcare occupations (2023-1)

  • Number of invitations issued: 3,600
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600 or above
  • Date and time of round: October 26, 2023, at 13:28:39 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 431
  • Tie-breaking rule: May 24, 2023, at 19:47:51 UTC.

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles. Invitations to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee Programs may be issued through this round of invitations.

Immigrate to Canada as a Healthcare Professional

Healthcare Occupations For Express Entry Draws

On May 31, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that it had finalized a new category-based selection for Express Entry. Among the six new categories, healthcare occupations make up the largest number of eligible occupations, with 35 in total:

Occupation 2021 NOC Code 2021 TEER Category
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 31112 1
Chiropractors 31201 1
Dentists 31110 1
Dieticians and nutritionists 31121 1
Education counselors 41320 1
General practitioners and family physicians
31102
1
Instructors of persons with disabilities
42203
2
Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
31204
1
Licensed practical nurses
32101
2
Massage therapists
32201
2
Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
33101
3
Medical laboratory technologists
32120
2
Medical radiation technologists
32121
2
Medical sonographers
32122
2
Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
33102
3
Nurse practitioners
31302
1
Nursing coordinators and supervisors
31300
1
Occupational therapists
31203
1
Optometrists
31111
1
Other assisting occupations in support of health services
33109
3
Other practitioners of natural healing
32209
2
Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
31209
1
Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
32109
2
Paramedical occupations
32102
2
Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
33103
3
Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals
31303
1
Physiotherapists
31202
1
Psychologists
31200
1
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
31301
1
Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
32103
2
Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
31100
1
Specialists in surgery
31101
1
Therapists in counseling and related specialized therapies
41301
1
Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
32200
2
Veterinarians
31103
1

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Immigrants in Canada make up 23% of Registered Nurses, 36% of Registered Physicians, and 54% of Dental Technologists. The Canadian government relies heavily on immigration to fill urgent gaps in the professions mentioned on the Canada Occupation In-Demand List. The most recent job vacancy data from Statistics Canada shows that there were 153,000 vacant positions in health care and social assistance in April 2023. This is the highest level of vacancies across all employment sectors.

Now is indeed the best time to immigrate to Canada!

Source: canada.ca


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