New Express Entry Draw for Healthcare Sent 3,600 Invitations

New Express Entry Draw for Healthcare Sent 3,600 Invitations

Last Updated On 26 October 2023, 12:31 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

Today, the new Express Entry draw targeted for 35 healthcare occupations issued 3,600 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR).

This is the third healthcare targeted draw, with the previous round of invitations released by IRCC on July 6, 2023, inviting only 1,500 profiles.

All the healthcare-targeted Express Entry draws in 2023

Click here for full list of 35 healthcare occupations eligible for Express Entry draws.

The good news is that the size of healthcare-targeted Express Entry draws is increasing and the CRS cutoff score is reducing.

Latest CRS Score Distribution in the Pool

Occupations Eligible For Healthcare Express Entry Draw

There are a total of 35 occupations eligible for the Express Entry round of invitations in the 2023 category-based rounds of invitations, as listed below:

31112 – Audiologists and speech language pathologists

31201 – Chiropractors

31110 – Dentists

31121 – Dieticians and nutritionists

41320 – Education counsellors

31102 – General practitioners and family physicians

42203 – Instructors of persons with disabilities

31204 – Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment

32101 – Licensed practical nurses

32201 – Massage therapists

33101 – Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

32120 – Medical laboratory technologists

32121 – Medical radiation technologists

32122 – Medical sonographers

33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

31302 – Nurse practitioners

31300 – Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

31203 – Occupational therapists

31111 – Optometrists

33109 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services

32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing

31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

32109 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

32102 – Paramedical occupations

33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants

31303 – Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals

31202 – Physiotherapists

31200 – Psychologists

31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine

31101 – Specialists in surgery

41301 – Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies

32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists

31103 – Veterinarians

What are the latest Express Entry draws?

On October 26, 2023, the new Express Entry draw awarded 3,600 invitations to apply for permanent residency in the healthcare-targeted draw.

In a Francophile lottery held on October 25, IRCC sent only 300 permanent residency invitations. The CRS cutoff score was 486.

Previously, on October 24, Canada sent out 1,548 ITAs in a ‘PNP’-only round of invitations to profiles with a CRS score of 776 or higher.

When is the next Express Entry draw?

The IRCC is expected to announce the next Express Entry Draw between November 7 and 9, 2023.

What is the processing time for Express Entry?

IRCC has the service standard of processing 80% of the Express Entry applications within 6 months of receiving the full file.

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