Third Express Entry draw of the week invites Healthcare Workers

Third Express Entry draw of the week invites Healthcare Workers

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 06 Jul, 2024 | 05:20 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted its third Express Entry draw of the week. This invitation round follows the category-based draw held yesterday and a PNP-specific draw held earlier this week on Tuesday.

Express Entry draws are generally conducted every two weeks, typically on a Wednesday. But these draws have had a very unusual pattern in 2024.

Express Entry Latest Draw - Results

The Express Entry latest draw held on July 05, 2024, saw invitations being issued to 3,750 candidates under the Healthcare Occupations category. Invited candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 445 to be eligible.

Type of draw: Healthcare Occupations

  • Number of invitations issued: 3,750
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,750 or above
  • Date and time of round: July 05, 2024, at 16:03:12 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 445
  • Tie-breaking rule: May 07, 2024, at 21:27:04 UTC

Candidates invited to this Express Entry latest draw will have 60 days to submit a complete application for permanent residency (PR) to the IRCC. If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the CRS score cut-off will be based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

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Previous Express Entry Healthcare Occupations Draw

This was the fifth Express Entry draw for Healthcare Occupations candidates conducted by IRCC - since category-based selection draws were introduced in May 2023.

Draw No.
Date of Draw
No. of Invitations
Minimum CRS
#284 February 14, 2024 3,500 422
#271 October 26, 2023 3,600 431
July 06, 2023
June 28, 2023

Eligibility for Healthcare Occupations Category

To be eligible to apply under the Healthcare Occupations category, you must:

Have at least 6 months of full-time, continuous work experience within the past 3 years in Canada or abroad, in one of the 35 NOCs targeted for the Healthcare Occupations Category.

Meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that round.

Targeted Professions for Heatlhcare Occupations Category

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

Canada relies a lot on immigration to fill healthcare jobs. 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.

80% of Canada PR applications under the Express Entry program are currently being processed within 6 months.

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