IRCC sent out invitations to Express Entry candidates third day in a row. Today Canada held its second Healthcare occupations targeted Express Entry draw. In the latest targeted Express Entry draw, held on July 6, 2023, a total of1500 candidatesreceived invitations to apply for permanent residency. This is the third draw of this week.
The minimum score required in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for this draw is 463. This is the lowest CRS score of any Express Entry round of invitations issued in 2023.
Here are the detail of the Latest STEM occupations targeted Express Entry draw:
Latest Express Entry Draw, July 6, 2023
- Rounds of Invitations: #255
- Express Entry Program: Healthcare occupations
- Number of invitations issued: 1500
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 1500 or above
- Date and time of round: July 06, 2023 14:25:05 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 463
- Tie-breaking rule: June 19, 2023 06:41:05 UTC
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of July 6, 2023
The healthcare category draw was anticipated as the IRCC had announced last week that it would conduct a round of invitations this week specifically for 1,500 healthcare workers. This came after the initial category-based draw on June 28, where 500 healthcare workers with a minimum CRS score of 476 were granted ITAs.
IRCC also sent invitations to professionals from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields on July 5. In the invitation round held yesterday, 500 STEM professionals who scored at least 486 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) were given Invitations to Apply (ITAs).
The IRCC also held an all-program draw on July 4, 2023. This draw invited 700 candidates who had a minimum CRS score of 511. Such an all-program draw takes into account candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
Eligible Occupations for Express Entry Healthcare Targeted Draws
The following is a list of 35 eligible healthcare occupations for Express Entry Healthcare targeted draws, along with their corresponding NOC codes:
|Audiologists and speech language pathologists||31112|
|Dieticians and nutritionists||31121|
|General practitioners and family physicians||31102|
|Instructors of persons with disabilities||42203|
|Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment||31204|
|Licensed practical nurses||32101|
|Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations||33101|
|Medical laboratory technologists||32120|
|Medical radiation technologists||32121|
|Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates||33102|
|Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors||31300|
|Other assisting occupations in support of health services||33109|
|Other practitioners of natural healing||32209|
|Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating||31209|
|Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment||32109|
|Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants||33103|
|Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals||31303|
|Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses||31301|
|Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists||32103|
|Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine||31100|
|Specialists in surgery||31101|
|Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies||41301|
|Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists||32200|
To be eligible for the healthcare occupations category in Express Entry, you must:
- Meet the criteria of at least one Express Entry program:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
2. Have accumulated at least 6 months of continuous work experience within the past 3 years in one of the listed healthcare occupations.
Is my CRS score still important?
According to the IRCC, during category-based invitation rounds, candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the category requirements will be ranked, and those with the highest rankings will be invited to apply for permanent residence. Just like in a standard draw, eligible candidates will be ordered based on their CRS score. So, those with higher scores are still more likely to get an invitation.
Moreover, the IRCC will keep having regular all-program or program-specific draws. So, maintaining a high CRS score remains important to be considered for these draws.
|Draw Date||Program||ITAs||CRS Cut Off|
|July 6||35 Healthcare|
|July 5|| STEM |
|July 4||No Program |
|June 28||35 Healthcare |
|June 27||No Program |
|June 8||No Program |
|May 24||No Program |
|May 10||PNP Candidates||589||691|
|April 26||No Program|
|April 12||No Program|
|March 29||No Program|
|March 23||No Program |
|March 15||No Program |
|Jan 18||No Program|
|Jan 11||No Program|
What are Express Entry Draws?
Canada has introduced category-based selections within the Express Entry system. These selections aim to prioritize candidates with specific skills, training, or language abilities.
The eligible categories include healthcare, STEM professions, trades, transport, and agriculture. Applicants must demonstrate at least 6 months of work experience in a qualifying occupation within the last 3 years.
How to Apply for Express Entry
The Express Entry application process consists of two steps:
- Submitting the profile with required documents such as language test results, educational credentials, and passport or travel documentation.
- If invited to apply, submit a complete application with supporting documents like reference letters, identity documents, police clearance certificates, and medical examination results.
The processing times for different application types within the Express Entry system can vary, with Canadian Experience Class (CEC) currently taking around 4 months and Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) around 24 months.