2nd Healthcare Occupations Category Draw

2nd Healthcare Occupations Category Draw

  • October 26, 2023

3,600 invitations were issued from the Express Entry Pool.

Round Type: Healthcare Occupations

CRS Score: 431

A significant change occurred in Canada’s Express Entry immigration system on October 26, 2023. A total of 3,600 individuals were chosen and invited to apply for Permanent Residence during this draw. This event was primarily designed to attract applicants with credentials in healthcare occupations.

The required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for candidates to be eligible for this draw was 431. The CRS score is a point-based system that evaluates candidates based on a variety of characteristics such as age, education, job experience, language competence, and other factors. Candidates required a CRS score of at least 431 in this circumstance to be considered for an invitation.

The focus on healthcare occupations in this draw underscores Canada’s continuous demand for qualified individuals in the healthcare industry. These experts play an important part in the country’s healthcare system, contributing to inhabitants’ well-being and the efficacy of healthcare services.

Eligible Occupations under the Healthcare occupations category include:  

As per the tie-break rule, only candidates who submitted their profile before May 24, 2023, 19:47:51 UTC were nominated. If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

The first-ever draw under Express Entry category-based selection targeting Healthcare occupations was held on June 28, 2023. IRCC invited 500 healthcare workers and the CRS score was at 476.

There is a critical shortage of healthcare workers in Canada and to fill this position, Canada invites Immigrants. Some Provinces and territories hold draws for healthcare professionals through targeted streams of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

  • Ontario
  • British Columbia – BC PNP
  • Alberta Advantage Immigration Program – Designated Healthcare Pathway
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