IRCC sent 3,600 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR) in a new Express Entry draw today targeting 35 healthcare occupations.
This is the third healthcare targeted draw; IRCC issued invitations for only 1,500 profiles in the previous round on July 6, 2023.
Summary of the Express Entry Draw today
Number of invitations issued: 3,600
Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600 or above
Date and time of round: October 26, 2023 at 13:28:39 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 431
Tie-breaking rule: May 24, 2023 at 19:47:51 UTC
The CRS cutoff score is decreasing while the extent of healthcare-targeted Express Entry draws is increasing, which is encouraging.
Professions Qualified For The Healthcare Express Entry Draw
The following are the 35 occupations that qualify for the Express Entry round of invitations in the category-based rounds of invitations for 2023:
|31100||Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine|
|31101||Specialists in surgery|
|31102||General practitioners and family physicians|
|31112||Audiologists and speech language pathologists|
|31121||Dieticians and nutritionists|
|31204||Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment|
|31209||Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating|
|31300||Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors|
|31301||Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses|
|31303||Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals|
|32101||Licensed practical nurses|
|32103||Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists|
|32109||Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment|
|32120||Medical laboratory technologists|
|32121||Medical radiation technologists|
|32200||Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists|
|32209||Other practitioners of natural healing|
|33101||Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations|
|33102||Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates|
|33103||Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants|
|33109||Other assisting occupations in support of health services|
|41301||Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies|
|42203||Instructors of persons with disabilities|
What are the most recent rounds of invitations for Express Entry?
The healthcare-targeted draw of the new Express Entry draw issued 3,600 invitations to apply for permanent residency on October 26, 2023.
Via a Francophile draw conducted on October 25, the IRCC dispatched a mere 300 invitations for permanent residency. The minimum score required by CRS was 486.
Previously, on October 24, Canada extended 1,548 ITAs to profiles with a CRS score of 776 or higher as part of a ‘PNP-only’ invitation round.
When will the next Express Entry draw be?
The IRCC is likely to announce the following Express Entry Draw between November 7 and November 9, 2023.
How long is the Express Entry processing time?
The service standard for IRCC is that 80% of Express Entry applications must be processed within six months of the complete file being received.