Canada invites candidates with Healthcare Occupations in New Express Entry draw

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 27/Oct/2023

In the most recent category-based draw of federal immigration program, i.e. Express Entry System, Canadian immigration department- Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited the candidates with experience in Healthcare occupations. 

The IRCC reduced the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement considerably to just431 points this time around to invite the Healthcare candidates. Here are more details

Express Entry draw on 26 October 2023

  • EE Draw date and type- 26 October 2023, EE draw for Healthcare Occupation Candidates
  • ITAs issued-  3,600 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR Visa  issued
  • CUT OFF- The CRS score requirement for this draw was 431 points.
  • Tie-breaking Rule-  May 24, 2023 at 19:47:51 UTC

With this latest draw for Healthcare occupations, Canada has now issued total 95,221 Invitations in 35 different Express Entry invitation rounds held this year until date.

Express Entry draws in October 2023

In October 2023, Canada held total four Express Entry draws this month inviting a total of 9,173 candidates to apply for Canadian PR Visa.

  • EE Draw- 26 October 2023, for Healthcare Occupations- 3,600 ITAs
  • EE Draw- 25 October 2023, for French-speaking Candidates- 300 ITAs
  • EE Draw- 24 October 2023, for PNP Candidates- 1,548 ITAs
  • EE Draw- 10 October 2023, All-program EE draw- 3,725 ITAs

Canada need Healthcare workers

Canada is in need of healthcare professionals. Hence, the Healthcare occupations have been designated as one of the 5 priority categories by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for selection through Express Entry category-based draws in 2023. These category-based EE invitation round were introduced earlier this year as part of a program aimed at identifying immigration candidates with specific qualifications, including education and work experience, to address Canada's labour market requirements.

The healthcare sector in Canada has been dealing with a persistent shortage of physicians and nurses, leading to adverse impacts on primary and emergency care services. To bridge this gap, Canada greatly relies on immigration to fill vacancies within the healthcare system.


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