|Express Entry Draw:||#271|
|Total Number of Invitations:||3,600|
|Minimum CRS score required:||431|
|Date and time of round:||October 26, 2023 at 13:28:39 UTC|
|Tie-breaking rule:||May 24, 2023 at 19:47:51 UTC|
|Program Specified:||French Language Proficiency|
IRCC has issued its #271st Express Entry Draw to Healthcare professionals. It was the 3rd category-specific draw for healthcare workers only. The Canadian government has increased the number of invitations for healthcare workers by 2,100 ITAs, while 32 points have decreased the minimum C.R.S. score.
“In early 2023, the Government of Canada and the provincial and territorial governments agreed to work together to improve health care.” — Report from Canadian Institute for Health Information
Express Entry Draw #255 was the last express entry draw specifically for Medical stream workers on July 6, 2023. Total invitations sent on this draw were 1,500, where a candidate must have a minimum score of 463.
No, Instead, 14 points from the last category-based express entry draw are down. From the previous two express entry draws. The latest express entry draw has issued maximum invitations compared to the last two health occupation category based express entry draws.
Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. As per the recent update from C.B.C. News on Canada’s healthcare crisis between 2020 and mid-2022, P.E.I. saw no change in surgical treatment from the year before the pandemic, whereas Yukon, Northwest Territories, Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia saw single-digit reductions as shortage of healthcare professionals in these provinces.
British Columbia sent 22 invitations on October 24 2023, with a Targeted draw for the Healthcare stream. The interested candidate can apply through Skilled Worker EEBC (Express Entry British Columbia).
|Date||Express Entry Stream||Minimum Score||Total Invitations||Targeted Draw|
|24-10-23||Skilled Worker EEBC||60||12||Healthcare Occupation|
|17-10-23||Skilled Worker + International graduate EEBC||60||17||Healthcare Occupation|
|15-10-23||Skilled Worker + International graduate EEBC||60||17||Healthcare Occupation|
|04-10-23||Skilled Worker + International graduate EEBC||60||25||Healthcare Occupation|
Ontario sent 1,696 invitations on September 26 with Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. The provincial government has sent the I.T.A. to candidates who have secured a minimum C.R.S. score of 350 and have required work experience in the following occupations:
|General practitioners and family physicians||NOC 31102|
|Nursing coordinators and supervisors||NOC 31300|
|Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses||NOC 31301|
|Licensed practical nurses||NOC 32101|
|Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates||NOC 33102|
The above graph shows the number of invitations and the C.R.S. cut-off for Health Occupations Express Entry Draws in 2023. This information could be useful for international healthcare workers looking for Canadian immigration.
It’s important to note that on June 28, 2023, the Honourable Marc Miler, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the first invitations under Express Entry for skilled newcomers with work experience in the healthcare field.
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