OTTAWA ― The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted the latest Express Entry draw, inviting 500 candidates to apply for permanent residency under the Healthcare Occupations (2023-1) program. This draw offers an opportunity for skilled healthcare professionals to make Canada their new home.
The draw, held on June 28, 2023, at 14:04:34 UTC, saw the issuance of 500 invitations to candidates who have obtained a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 500 or above. The CRS score is calculated based on factors such as age, education, work experience, and language proficiency. The cut-off score for this draw was set at 476, indicating the minimum CRS score required to be eligible for an invitation.
The tie-breaking rule applied for this draw was November 12, 2022, at 12:47:27 UTC. This means that candidates with a CRS score of 476 or above, who submitted their Express Entry profiles before the specified date and time, received an invitation to apply (ITA).
This was IRCC’s first category based Express Entry Draw since the announcement of changes to the Express Entry invitation system.
Healthcare Occupations (2023-1) program is not limited to a specific healthcare profession but includes various occupations within the healthcare sector. This draw is open to candidates who have the required qualifications and work experience in healthcare occupations, such as doctors, nurses, medical technologists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
|Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
|Specialists in surgery
|General practitioners and family physicians
|Audiologists and speech language pathologists
|Dieticians and nutritionists
|Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
|Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
|Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
|Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
|Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
|Licensed practical nurses
|Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
|Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
|Medical laboratory technologists
|Medical radiation technologists
|Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
|Other practitioners of natural healing
|Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
|Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
|Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
|Other assisting occupations in support of health services
|Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
|Instructors of persons with disabilitie
This category based draw allows for invitations to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program. This offers a broader range of opportunities for skilled individuals seeking permanent residency in Canada.
Candidates who have received an invitation to apply in this draw will now have the opportunity to submit their application for permanent residency to IRCC. Ensure that all necessary documents and information are provided accurately and within the specified timeframe to avoid any delays or complications in the application process.
For more information on Express Entry Draw 252 and the specific requirements of the Healthcare Occupations (2023-1) program, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the official IRCC website at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/ministerial-instructions/express-entry-rounds/invitations.html?q=252. Here, they can find detailed information and guidelines to assist them in their application process.
Canada continues to attract skilled professionals from around the world, and the Express Entry system plays a vital role in facilitating the immigration process for these individuals. The IRCC’s regular draws provide opportunities for eligible candidates to make their dream of living and working in Canada a reality while contributing to the country’s diverse and growing healthcare sector.