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Canada Targeted Express Entry Draw for Healthcare Occupations (July 5, 2024)

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On July 5, 2024, the IRCC conducted the third Category-Based Express Entry Draw, explicitly targeting healthcare professionals. A total of 3,750 candidates were invited to apply. The minimum CRS score required was 445. Canada has invited 12,850 individuals under this category since July 2023.

This was the second category-based draw of the week. It followed a draw on July 4, which was a category-based selection draw for 1,800 candidates in trade occupations.

Earlier in the week, on July 2, IRCC held a draw that considered only candidates in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The 920 invited candidates required a minimum CRS score of 739.

Targeted Express Entry Draw July 5, 2024:

  • Express Entry Round: #301
  • Draw Type:  Healthcare occupations
  • Draw Date:  July 5, 2024
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 445
  • No. of invitations: 3,750
  • Tie-breaking rule: May 07, 2024

Targeted Express Entry Draw for 35 Eligibile Healthcare Occupations

Canada’s Targeted Express Entry Occupation List includes 35 healthcare professions. The country is actively seeking skilled individuals, such as dentists, registered nurses, psychologists, and physiotherapists, to address the pressing shortage of healthcare workers.

This shortage results from Canada’s declining birth rate and aging population, highlighting 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.

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)

Between 2017 and 2022, 21,656 skilled newcomers arrived in Canada to work in health occupations. These individuals expressed their intention to work in the following health fields:

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

Besides the healthcare category, IRCC holds Targeted Express Entry Draws for candidates who meet the specific criteria outlined 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.

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