Ontario conducts new draw for Express Entry HCP stream

Ontario conducts new draw for Express Entry HCP stream

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 10 Mar, 2023 | 05:12 AM]
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On March 9, 2023 Ontario conducted a new Targeted draw for Healthcare professionals – inviting a total of 822 candidates under the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

This was the second Human Capital Priorities draw conducted by Ontario in 2023. Candidates with profiles in IRCC's Express Entry system created between March 8, 2022, and March 9, 2023, were invited to the latest Ontario draw.

Who was invited?

A total of 822 candidates were issued NOIs in a Targeted Draw with CRS scores ranging from 469-489. Invited candidates were also required to have employment experience in certain National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes including:

  • NOC 30010 - Managers in healthcare
  • NOC 31100 - Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • NOC 31101 - Specialists in surgery
  • NOC 31102 - General practitioners and family physicians
  • NOC 31103 - Veterinarians
  • NOC 31110 - Dentists
  • NOC 31111 - Optometrists
  • NOC 31112 - Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • NOC 31120 - Pharmacists
  • NOC 31121 - Dietitians and nutritionists
  • NOC 31201 - Chiropractors
  • NOC 31202 - Physiotherapists
  • NOC 31203 - Occupational therapists
  • NOC 31204 - Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 31209 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • NOC 31300 - Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 31301 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 31302 - Nurse practitioners
  • NOC 31303 - Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals
  • NOC 32100 - Opticians
  • NOC 32101 - Licensed practical nurses
  • NOC 32102 - Paramedical occupations
  • NOC 32103 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • NOC 32104 - Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
  • NOC 32109 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 32110 - Denturists
  • NOC 32111 - Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • NOC 32112 - Dental technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32120 - Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 32121 - Medical radiation technologists
  • NOC 32122 - Medical sonographers
  • NOC 32123 - Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  • NOC 32124 - Pharmacy technicians
  • NOC 32129 - Other medical technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32200 - Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • NOC 32201 - Massage therapists
  • NOC 32209 - Other practitioners of natural healing
  • NOC 33100 - Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • NOC 33101 - Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • NOC 33102 - Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • NOC 33103 - Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • NOC 33109 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services

Ontario regularly searches Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of Ontario’s Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) managed immigration streams.

Candidates may apply to the Human Capital Priorities stream if they:

  • Received a Notification of Interest (NOI) on March 9, 2023
  • Can demonstrate that their work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed above.

If you have been issued an NOI in this HCP draw, you now have 45 days to submit an online application to the OINP.



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