July 10th, 2023 at 12:02 am
Canada Express Entry 2023: Category-Based Selection Draws | Canada PR Process 2023
IRCC extends invitations to 1,500 Express entry applicants in the third round. Candidates received invitations last week.
Who are Eligible
1,500 individuals were invited to apply for the category-based selection process and the healthcare occupations. Candidates needed a 463 CRS score or higher. This invitation for an Express admission round in 2023 has the lowest CRS score ever. This is an evolving narrative that will be updated as more Express entry results are made available by the IRCC.
The draw for the healthcare category was anticipated today after the IRCC announced last week that 1,500 healthcare workers will receive invites this week. This came after the first-ever category-based draw on June 28, in which EDUS was awarded to 500 healthcare professionals with a minimum CRS of 476. Following the first-ever invites sent to STEM candidates on July 5, today’s draws are the next step in the process.
500 STEM candidates with a minimum CRS score of 486 were invited in yesterday’s round of invitations. In a surprise all-program draw on July 4, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) additionally invited 700 applicants with a minimum CRS score of 511 to participate.
Express entry considers applicants from the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program when conducting an all-program draw.
Healthcare Occupations for Category-Based Selection
The healthcare industry has the most qualifying vocations (35 in total) of the six new categories.
- Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
- Dietitians and nutritionists
- Education counselors
- General practitioners and family physicians
- Instructors of persons with disabilities
- Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
- Medical radiation technologists
- Licensed practical nurses
- Medical Laboratory technologists
- Massage therapists
- Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
- Medical sonographers
- Nurse Aides, Orderlies, and Patient Service Associates
- Nurse practitioners
- Nursing coordinators and supervisors
- Occupational therapists
- Assisting occupations in support of health services
- Practitioners of natural healing
- Professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
- Technical occupations in therapy and assessment
- Paramedical occupations
- Pharmacy technical assistants and Pharmacy assistants
- Physician assistants
- Midwives and Allied health professionals
- Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
- Respiratory therapists
- Clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
- Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
- Specialists in surgery
- Therapists in counseling and related specialized therapies
- Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
Immigrants make up 23% of licensed practical nurses, 36% of licensed physicians, and 54% of dental technologists in Canada. Canada depends on immigration to close critical labor shortages. According to Statistics Canada’s most recent data on job openings, the healthcare and social support sectors had 153,000 open positions in April 2023. The number of openings is at its highest level across all industries.
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