IRCC Conducts Express Entry Draw For Healthcare Occupations

IRCC Conducts Express Entry Draw For Healthcare Occupations

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 07 Jul, 2023 | 05:27 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its second category-based Express Entry draw for Healthcare Occupations. This was Canada’s third category-based draw since six new categories for the selection of candidates under Express Entry were announced on May 31. The previous such draws were held on June 28 and July 05, 2023.

The latest Express Entry draw was held on July 05, 2023, which saw invitations being issued to a total of 1,500 candidates under Healthcare occupations. Invited candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 463 to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.

Express Entry Draw #255

Who Was Invited?

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,500 or above
  • Type of draw: Healthcare Occupations (2023-1)
  • Date and time of round: July 06, 2023, 14:25:05 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 463
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 19, 2023, 06:41:05 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.

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Healthcare Occupations For Category-Based Selection

Among the six new categories, Healthcare occupations make up the largest number of eligible occupations with 35 in total:

  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Education counselors
  • General practitioners and family physicians
  • Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • Kinesiologists and other professional occupations 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 counseling and related specialized therapies
  • Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • Veterinarians

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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.

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