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Express Entry Draw #301

Express Entry Draw #301

On July 05, 2024, at 16:03:12 UTC, IRCC conducted its third (3rd) consecutive draw inviting immigrants from the Healthcare occupations, to apply for the Canada PR visa.

In this draw, applicants with an active Express Entry profile under FSWP, CEC with a minimum score of 445 were invited to apply for the visa.

The details of the draw are as follows:

  • Type of Draw: Healthcare occupations
  • Invitations issued: 3,750
  • Minimum CRS Score: 445
  • Tie-breaking rule: May 07, 2024 (at 21:27:04 UTC)

List of healthcare occupations invited by IRCC in this draw include:

  • Audiologists and speech language pathologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Educational counsellors
  • General practitioners and family physicians
  • Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Massage therapists
  • Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • Medical laboratory technologists
  • Medical radiation technologists
  • Medical sonographers
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
  • Occupational therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Other assisting occupations in support of health services
  • Other practitioners of natural healing
  • Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • Paramedical occupations
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • Specialists in surgery
  • Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
  • Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • Veterinarians

As per the published data as of July 2, 2024, out of 222,547 skilled immigrants, a maximum number of applicants, i.e., 64,761 have CRS Scores between 451-500, followed by 54,902 immigrants having CRS Scores between 351-400.


Express Entry is an online system that the Canadian government uses to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers.

Healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners, can apply for Express Entry if they meet the eligibility criteria, including having relevant work experience, language proficiency, and educational qualifications.

Eligibility requirements include having a valid job offer in Canada, meeting the minimum language proficiency in English or French, having relevant work experience, and meeting educational requirements. Each occupation may have specific requirements.

You need to provide detailed documentation of your work experience, including reference letters from employers, job descriptions, and proof of employment such as pay stubs or contracts.

Yes, healthcare professionals must have their credentials assessed by a designated organization to ensure they meet Canadian standards. This is known as an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).

The CRS is a points-based system that ranks candidates in the Express Entry pool based on factors such as age, education, work experience, and language proficiency. Higher scores increase your chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

You can improve your CRS score by gaining more work experience, improving your language test scores, obtaining additional educational qualifications, or receiving a valid job offer from a Canadian employer.

The Express Entry process typically takes around six months from submitting your profile to receiving an invitation to apply, and another six months for processing your application for permanent residence.

Yes, there are specific streams and programs under Express Entry, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class, that healthcare professionals can apply for.

Yes, you can include your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children in your application for permanent residence. They will also need to meet certain eligibility requirements.

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