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Posted on July 18 2023

Express Entry draw invited 1500 healthcare professionals with a lowest CRS score of 463

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Updated April 12 2024

Highlights: IRCC held its third round of Express Entry draw invitations

  • The IRCC conducted its third round of Express Entry invitations in the first week of July 2023.
  • The Express Entry Draw was held on 6 July 2023, which was a category-based selection draw in the Healthcare occupation.
  • The latest EE draw invited 1500 healthcare professionals who fulfilled the eligibility criteria.
  • The minimum CRS score appointed for the draw was 463, which was recorded as the lowest CRS score in 2023.
  • The first-ever category-based selection draw for healthcare professionals was conducted on 28 June 2023.

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The announcement of category-based selection draws

  • The category-based selection Draws for Express Entry was announced on 31 May 2023.
  • The first category-based Draw for Healthcare occupation was conducted on 28 June 2023.


First category-based Express Entry draw invited 500 healthcare professionals with a cut-off score 476

The second category-based Draw for the STEM occupations was conducted on 5 July 2023.

First Express Entry STEM draw invited 500 candidates with a CRS score 486

The third category-based Draw for Healthcare occupations was conducted on 6 July 2023.

Healthcare Occupations: Category-based selection draws

The Healthcare occupation category has 35 eligible occupations. The list of occupations is mentioned below:

  • Audiologists and speech language pathologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Education counsellors
  • General practitioners and family physicians
  • Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Massage therapists
  • Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • Medical laboratory technologists
  • Medical radiation technologists
  • Medical sonographers
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • Occupational therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Other assisting occupations in support of health services
  • Other practitioners of natural healing
  • Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • Paramedical occupations
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • Specialists in surgery
  • Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
  • Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • Veterinarians

Canada has planned to invest $200 billion in healthcare over the next ten years to cater to the ever-growing demand of skilled healthcare staff in the country.

Canada plans on investing $200 billion over the next 10 years

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