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

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