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
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 PoolOccupations Eligible For Healthcare Express Entry DrawWhat are the latest Express Entry draws?When is the next Express Entry draw?What is the processing time for Express Entry?
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.
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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