top of page

IRCC Invites 500 Healthcare Workers and issued 4,300 ITAs in two different draws

Nisha Uppal

June 29, 2023

Recently in two separate Express Entry draws IRCC invited 500 healthcare workers to apply for permanent residency with a minimum CRS score of 476 and issued 4,300 ITAs in another Express Entry draw with 486 CRS, emphasizing the different types of draws and the application process.

𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐰 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬:

𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙧 𝘿𝙧𝙖𝙬:
· Express Entry draw no - 252 specifically targeted healthcare occupations.
· The IRCC conducted a category-based selection draw specifically for healthcare workers.
· 500 healthcare workers were invited to apply for permanent residency.
· Candidates needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 476 to qualify.
· This draw is the first of its kind since the introduction of six new categories on May 31.
· The tie-breaker rule : November 12, 2023 12:47:27 UTC

𝙇𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝘿𝙧𝙖𝙬:
· The IRCC issued 4,300 ITAs in the most recent Express Entry draw.
· It was an all-program draw without any category restrictions.
· The draw represents a significant opportunity for skilled individuals seeking to immigrate to Canada.
· Candidates with a minimum CRS score of 486 were selected in this round.

𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙊𝙘𝙘𝙪𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘾𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙤𝙧𝙮-𝘽𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙎𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:
· The healthcare sector in Canada faces a critical shortage of workers due to low birth rates and an aging population.
· To address this shortage, the IRCC has identified 35 healthcare occupations as eligible for immigration under the category-based selection process.

𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙘𝙘𝙪𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚:
1. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
2. Chiropractors
3. Dentists
4. Dieticians and nutritionists
5. Education counselors
6. General practitioners and family physicians
7. Instructors of persons with disabilities
8. Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
9. Licensed practical nurses
10. Massage therapists
11. Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
12. Medical laboratory technologists
13. Medical radiation technologists
14. Medical sonographers
15. Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
16. Nurse practitioners
17. Nursing coordinators and supervisors
18. Occupational therapists
19. Optometrists
20. Other assisting occupations in support of health services
21. Other practitioners of natural healing
22. Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
23. Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
24. Paramedical occupations
25. Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
26. Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals
27. Physiotherapists
28. Psychologists
29. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
30. Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
31. Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
32. Specialists in surgery
33. Therapists in counseling and related specialized therapies
34. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
35. Veterinarians

𝙊𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙙𝙚:
· Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
· Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
· Transportation
· Agriculture and agri-food
· Strong French language proficiency

The inclusion of healthcare occupations aims to fill labor force gaps and support Canada's healthcare system.

𝙄𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚:
· Both the healthcare worker draws inviting 500 and the issuance of 4,300 ITAs demonstrate Canada's commitment to attracting skilled professionals and meeting labor market needs.
· The Express Entry system remains a vital pathway for skilled workers to obtain Canadian permanent residency.

𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙝𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙍𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙎𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢 (𝘾𝙍𝙎) 𝙎𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙚:
· The CRS score is a crucial factor in the Express Entry selection process.
· In the healthcare worker draw, candidates were required to have a CRS score of 476.
· For the latest Express Entry draw, a minimum CRS score of 486 was necessary for consideration.
· Higher CRS scores increase the likelihood of receiving an ITA in subsequent draws.

𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙎𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙄𝙢𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:
· The Express Entry system provides a streamlined pathway for skilled workers to apply for permanent residency.
· It manages applications for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, and the Canadian Experience Class.
· Program-specific rounds of invitations focus on candidates eligible for specific programs, such as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
· Category-based rounds of invitations allow the government to address specific economic goals and target candidates within designated categories.
· Eligible candidates are ranked based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability.
· Regular draws are conducted by the IRCC to invite candidates with the highest CRS scores to apply for permanent residency.

𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮:
· Prospective applicants can enhance their chances of success by focusing on improving their CRS scores.
· Measures such as obtaining higher education, gaining more work experience, improving language proficiency, and securing a valid job offer in Canada can positively impact the CRS score.
· Exploring provincial nomination programs (PNPs) and obtaining additional points through them can also increase the chances of receiving an ITA.

𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲:

𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖 𝙩𝙬𝙤-𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨
𝑺𝒕𝒆𝒑 1: Submitting a profile with required documents, including language test results, educational credentials, and passport/travel documentation.
𝑺𝒕𝒆𝒑 2: Upon receiving an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency, candidates submit a complete application for review by the IRCC. The application includes supporting documents such as reference letters, additional identity documents, police clearance certificates, and the results of a medical examination.

The recent Express Entry draws targeting 500 healthcare workers and the issuance of 4,300 ITAs demonstrate Canada's commitment to attracting skilled professionals and addressing labor shortages. The Express Entry system offers a streamlined pathway for eligible candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency. As the government implements category-specific draws alongside general and program-specific draws, prospective applicants should maximize their CRS scores and explore additional pathways, such as provincial nomination programs.

Going forward IRCC is looking at a mix of all-program draws, category-specific draws and PNP-Specific draws.

Stay informed with #NishasNet for the latest updates on Canadian immigration. Connect with us to apply or to consult for #CanadaPR @

#Dream #Explore #Relocate

bottom of page