Friday 27 October 2023

Canada Invites 3600 healthcare workers in the latest Express Entry Draw

In the 271st Express Entry draw conducted by IRCC, Canada invited 3,600 immigrants who had an express entry profile. This was the category-specific draw held for Healthcare Occupations.

The Express Entry round was conducted on 26th October at 13:28:39 UTC. The comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score for the lowest-ranking candidate was 431.

The tiebreaker rule was applied for May 24, 2023 agt 19:47:51 UTC.

Below is the tabular representation of the data of the latest express entry draw 2023:


DateMinimum CRS scoreNumber of ITACategoryRemark

Oct  10, 2023



Healthcare Occupation

Tie-breaking rule: July 31, 2023, at 09:57:30 UTC

As per the CRS score distribution of Express Entry Candidates present in the pool for their Canada PR invitation as of 23rd October 2023, there are 214,873 applicants in the Express Entry pool currently out of which  60,587 belong to the 451 to 500 CRS range. While 1,307 applicants have CRS scores ranging between 501 to 600 and 1,536 applicants have a CRS score between 600 to 1200.

What are the eligibility criteria for Canada PR for the Healthcare Occupations Category?

To be eligible for this category you must possess the following:

  • Applicant has to meet the eligibility criteria of one of  the following Express Entry Programs:

  1. Federal Skilled Workers Program

  2. Canadian Experience Class

  3. Federal Skilled Trades Program.

  • Your occupation must be listed in the eligible occupation list for healthcare workers

  • You must have continuously paid 6 months of work experience in the last 6 months in the said occupation field.

  • Also, you must meet the requirements as per the instructions given in the round.

Which are the mentioned occupations for the healthcare occupations category for Express Entry?

S No.           NOC                          Occupations

1. NOC 31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medication

2. NOC 31101 Specialists in surgery

3. NOC 31102      General practitioners and family physicians

4. NOC 31103 Veterinarians

5. NOC 31110 Dentists

6. NOC 31111 Optometrists

7. NOC 31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

8. NOC 31121 Dieticians and nutritionists

9. NOC 31200 Psychologists

10. NOC 31201     Chiropractors

11. NOC 31202    Physiotherapists

12. NOC 31203 Occupational therapists

13. NOC 31204 Kinesiologists and other jobs in therapy and assessment

14. NOC 31209 Other professional jobs in analyzing health and treating

15. NOC 31300 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

16. NOC 31301 Registered nursemaids and enlisted psychiatric nurses

17. NOC 31302 Nurse practitioners

18. NOC 31303 Physician associates, midwives, and allied health specialists

19. NOC 32101 Licensed practical nurses

20. NOC 32102 Paramedical occupations

21. NOC 32103 Respiratory therapists and cardiopulmonary technologists

22. NOC 32109 Other technical jobs in therapy and examination

23. NOC 32120 Medical laboratory technologists

24. NOC 32121 Medical radiation technologists

25. NOC 32122 Medical Sonographers

26. NOC 32200 Traditional Chinese treatment workers and acupuncturists

27. NOC 32201      Massage therapists

28. NOC 32209      Other practitioners of natural healing

29. NOC 33101     Medical laboratory support and similar technical fields

30. NOC 33102 Nurse assistants, attendants, and patient service associates

31. NOC 33103 Pharmacy technical helpers and pharmacy subordinates

32. NOC 33109 Other nursing jobs in health services

33. NOC 41301 Therapists in counseling and connected fields

34. NOC 41320 Education counselors

35. NOC 42203 Instructors of persons with disabilities

Thursday 26 October 2023

Canada Express Entry Draw invites 300 applicants under French Speaking Draw

 On October 25, 2023, IRCC conducted a Canada Express Entry draw targeting the French linguistic applicant. In this draw, 300 applicants got ITAs for Canada Permanent Residence

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for the lowest-ranked candidate invited was 486. In the event of a tie, the tie-breaking rule was determined based on the submission date and time of the candidate's Express Entry profiles, with the cut-off set at September 30, 2023, at 04:22:17 AM UTC.

Mentioned below is the detail of the latest Express Entry Draw

Date                 Category                                  No. of Invites                  Min. CRS Score

25.10.2023 French Language Proficiency                   300                           486

If we go by the latest data as of October 23, 2023, the distribution of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores within the Canadian Express Entry pool indicates a varied landscape of candidates. CRS scores ranging from 601 to 1200 held 1,536 profiles. While CRS scores ranging 501 to 600 there were 1,307 applications. Notably, the highest bracket, comprising scores between 601 and 1200, held 1,536 individuals while the largest contingent resided in the 451 to 500 brackets, with a substantial 60,587 individuals.

 It's important to note that these figures represent the overall composition of the pool and are subject to fluctuations due to the submission of new profiles and the expiration of existing ones.

How to apply for Express Entry?

Step 1: Check whether you are eligible to apply for Canada PR Via Express Entry. To ensure your eligibility make sure you score 67 points or above in the Federal Skills Point Grid. These scores are given based on Age, Work Experience, Education, Language Proficiency and Adaptability.

Step 2: Get your ECA done along with it you must also appear for your English Language Proficiency Test.

Step 3: Create an Express Entry account and fill in all the details.

Step 4: Once your profile has successfully been submitted in the express entry pool you must wait for your ITA.

Step 5: If your CRS Score matches the requirements of the current Express Entry draw you will get the ITA.

Step 6: Once you get the ITA you must submit all your documents and Canada PR fee.

Step 7: As soon as you get the COPR you can fly to Canada

Wednesday 25 October 2023

The latest BC PNP Draw invites 161 applicants

The latest BC PNP draw which was conducted on October 24, 2023 invited applicants under the tech sector and other targeted NOC. The draw was mainly aimed for Skilled Workers and International Graduates, including those applying through the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) option.

The minimum score requirement for the tech workers under the above stated categories was 90 points. In a bid to address the requirements, the draw also extended invitations to Early Childhood Educators and Assistants in the Childcare sector, where a minimum score of 60 points was set, inviting 34 applicants.

 Furthermore, the Healthcare sector invited 22 candidates were selected, also requiring a minimum score of 60 points. While, Other Priority Occupations, encompassing specific NOCs (National Occupational Classifications) 31003 and 32104, was particularly limited, with less than five invitations. 

Stated below is the tabular representation of the latest BC PNP draw 2023:

DateDraw TypeStreamMinimum ScoreNo. of Invitation
October 24, 2023  TechSkilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)90101
October 24, 2023  Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)6034
October 24, 2023  HealthcareSkilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)6022
October 24, 2023  Other priority occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104)Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60<5
Who are eligible to apply for BC PNP Tech and Targeted draw?
BC PNP Tech Occupations
10030 Telecommunication carriers managers
20012 Computer and information systems managers
21100 Physicists and astronomers
21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
21211 Data scientists
21220 Cybersecurity specialists
21221 Business systems specialists
21222 Information systems specialists
21223 Database analysts and data administrators
21230 Computer systems developers and programmers
21231 Software engineers and designers
21232 Software developers and programmers
21233 Web designers
21234 Web developers and programmers
21300 Civil engineers
21301 Mechanical engineers
21310 Electrical and electronics engineers
21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
21320 Chemical engineers
21399 Other professional engineers
22110 Biological technologists and technicians
22220 Computer network and web technicians
22221 User support technicians
22222 Information systems testing technicians
22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
50011       Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
51111 Authors and writers (except technical)
51112 Technical writers
51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
52119      Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the         performing arts

52112 Broadcast technicians
52113 Audio and video recording technicians
52120 Graphic designers and illustrators
53111     Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and 

Care economy: Healthcare occupations
30010 Managers in health care
31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
31101 Specialists in surgery
31102 General practitioners and family physicians
31110 Dentists
31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
31120 Pharmacists
31121 Dietitians and nutritionists
31200 Psychologists
31201 Chiropractors
31202 Physiotherapists
31203 Occupational therapists
31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors
31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
31302 Nurse practitioners
31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
32101 Licensed practical nurses
32102 Paramedical occupations
32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
32110 Denturists
32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
32112 Dental technologists and technicians
32120 Medical laboratory technologists
32121 Medical radiation technologists
32122 Medical sonographers
32123 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
32124 Pharmacy technicians
32129 Other medical technologists and technicians
32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
41300 Social workers
41301 Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
42201 Social and community service workers

Care economy: Childcare occupations
42202 Early childhood educators and assistants
Other priority occupations
31103 Veterinarians
32104 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

What is the processing time for BC PNP?
The processing time for Canada PR Visa for Skilled Workers from BC PNP is 3 months in 80 percent cases. Rest the processing time will vary depending upon the case.

What is the cost of BC PNP application?
The application fee for BC PNP is $ 1475 CAD.

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