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On July 6, 2023, IRCC held the third Category-Based Express Entry Draw targeted for Healthcare professionals. A total of 1,500 candidates as per the announcement made on June 28, 2023. The minimum CRS score required was 463, which is so far the lowest CRS score observed in 2023. Earlier this week, IRCC invited 500 candidates in Targeted Express Entry Draw for the STEM category.

Targeted Express Entry Draw July 6, 2023 Results:

  • Express Entry Round: #255
  • Draw Type: Occupation-Based Targeted
  • Draw Date:  July 6, 2023
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 463
  • No. of invitations: 15,00
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 19, 2023

Targeted Express Entry Draw for 35 Eligibile Healthcare Occupations

Healthcare professions are prominently featured on Canada’s Targeted Express Entry Occupation List, comprising a total of 35 occupations. The country is actively seeking skilled individuals, including dentists, registered nurses, psychologists, and physiotherapists, to address the pressing shortage of healthcare workers. This scarcity is a result of Canada’s declining birth rate and aging population, emphasizing the urgent need for skilled immigrants to fill these crucial roles.

Check the detailed NOC TEER codes eligible for targeted Express Entry Draws under the Healthcare occupations below:

Occupation2021 NOC code
Audiologists and speech language pathologists31112
Chiropractors31201
Dentists31110
Dieticians and nutritionists31121
Education counsellors41320
General practitioners and family physicians31102
Instructors of persons with disabilities42203
Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment31204
Licensed practical nurses32101
Massage therapists32201
Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations33101
Medical laboratory technologists32120
Medical radiation technologists32121
Medical sonographers32122
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates33102
Nurse practitioners31302
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors31300
Occupational therapists31203
Optometrists31111
Other assisting occupations in support of health services33109
Other practitioners of natural healing32209
Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating31209
Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment32109
Paramedical occupations32102
Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants33103
Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals31303
Physiotherapists31202
Psychologists31200
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses31301
Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists32103
Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine31100
Specialists in surgery31101
Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies41301
Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists32200
Veterinarians31103
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Skilled Newcomers’ Intended Health Occupations in Canada (2017-2022)

Based on preliminary estimates from IRCC landing data, skilled newcomers who arrived in Canada between 2017 and 2022 expressed their intention to work in the following health occupations:

Occupation Number of Skilled Newcomers
Nurses 10,051
– Registered Nurses
– Licensed Practical Nurses
– Registered Psychiatric Nurses
Doctors 4,449
– Specialist Physicians 2,013
Dentists 2,552
Pharmacists 2,054
Physiotherapists 798
Occupational Therapists 112
Optometrists 156
Dietitians and Nutritionists 218
Chiropractors 13
Medical Laboratory Technologists 410
Medical Radiation Technologists 222
Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists 151
Allied Primary Health Practitioners 171
Paramedical Occupations 56
Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists, and Cardiopulmonary Technologists 88
Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists 155

Apart from the Healthcare category, IRCC holds Targeted Express Entry Draws for the candidates having the criteria mentioned below:

  • French-language proficiency
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Skilled Trade occupations
  • Transport occupations (including Truck Drivers)
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations

You must also meet all the eligibility requirements for one of the three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, or the Federal Skilled Trades Program.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Targeted Express Entry for Nurses

Need Help with Your Canadian Immigration Journey?

If you’re a healthcare professional or a STEM expert aspiring for a fulfilling career and life in Canada, this is the perfect opportunity to make your move. Canada is actively seeking skilled individuals like you to join its thriving healthcare sector. We are here to provide you with expert guidance and support to help you realize your dreams of living and working in Canada. Get ready for an exciting journey towards a brighter future!

Introducing Mr. Keshav Sharma, a highly qualified Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) with specialized knowledge in healthcare and STEM occupations.

For a limited time, eligible healthcare and STEM candidates can take advantage of our comprehensive services starting at just CAD $999. Here’s what our tailored package includes:

  • Submission of a complete and accurate Express Entry profile and/or PNP Expression of Interest
  • Support with preparing documents in advance in anticipation of receiving an ITA
  • One-on-one ZOOM appointment with an RCIC to discuss your personalized case
  • On-going support from an RCIC throughout the process and even after

Take the first step towards transforming your aspiration of living and working in Canada into a reality by contacting us here or scheduling a consultation with us today.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting opportunity, and get ready to embark on a new chapter in your professional life.

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