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On June 27, 2023, IRCC held the first ever Targeted Express Entry targeted for Healthcare professionals. A total of 500 candidates were invited to this draw. The minimum CRS score required was 476, 10 points lower than the last general Express Entry Draw held on June 27, 2023. This marks the first of such draws since the announcement of the six new categories on May 31, with even more opportunities on the horizon.

The second round of Targeted Express Entry Draw is scheduled for July 5 and will see an impressive 1,500 workers being invited to apply. But that’s not all—brace yourself for another draw in the same week, specifically targeting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions.

Targeted Express Entry Draw June 28, 2023 Results:

  • Express Entry Round: #252
  • Draw Type: Occupation-Based Targeted
  • Draw Date: June 28, 2023
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 476
  • No. of invitations: 500
  • Tie-breaking rule: November 12, 2022

Targeted Express Entry Draw for 35 Eligibile Healthcare Occupations

Healthcare occupations dominate the list of eligible professions selected under the Targeted Express Entry Occupation List, with a total of 35 occupations. From dentists and registered nurses to psychologists and physiotherapists, Canada is seeking talented individuals to address the critical shortage of healthcare workers. This shortage arises from a combination of Canada’s low birth rate and aging population, creating an urgent need for skilled immigrants to fill these vital roles.

Canada is calling for healthcare professionals to support its healthcare system and ensure a bright future for its citizens. With 144,500 vacant positions in the healthcare and social assistance sector, the demand for skilled workers is higher than ever. Various provinces and territories, such as Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, have already initiated targeted programs to attract healthcare professionals. It’s a testament to the immense opportunities awaiting qualified individuals in different regions across the country.

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Check the detailed NOC TEER codes eligible for targeted Express Entry Draws under the Healthcare occupations below:

Occupation2021 NOC code
Audiologists and speech language pathologists31112
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
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
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
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Eligibility Requirements for Targeted Express Entry Draw in 2023

To be eligible for the occupation-specific categories, candidates must have a minimum of six months of continuous work experience in one of the listed occupations:

  • French-language proficiency
  • Healthcare Occupations
  • 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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Need Help with Your Canadian Immigration Journey?

If you’re a healthcare professional or a STEM expert dreaming of a rewarding career and a fulfilling life in Canada, now is the time to take action. Prepare yourself for an incredible journey as Canada welcomes skilled individuals like you to contribute to its thriving healthcare sector. We’re here to offer our expert guidance and support to make your dreams of living and working in Canada a reality.

Introducing Mr. Keshav Sharma, a highly qualified Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) with specialized knowledge in healthcare and STEM occupations.

For a limited time, eligible healthcare and STEM candidates can take advantage of our comprehensive services starting at just CAD $999. Here’s what our tailored package includes:

  • Submission of a complete and accurate Express Entry profile and/or PNP Expression of Interest
  • Support with preparing documents in advance in anticipation of receiving an ITA
  • One-on-one ZOOM appointment with an RCIC to discuss your personalized case
  • On-going support from an RCIC throughout the process and even after

Take the first step towards transforming your aspiration of living and working in Canada into a reality by contacting us here or scheduling a consultation with us today.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting opportunity, and get ready to embark on a new chapter in your professional life.

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