Express Entry Draws

Express Entry Draw 301 | 3,750 Invited in Healthcare Draw

Published on: July 5th, 2024

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was held. Express Entry draw 300 saw a Lowest CRS score of 445 and invited 3,750 candidates eligible for category-based selection in Healthcare Occupations.


Express Entry Draw  #301

Date of Draw: July 05, 2024 at 16:03:12 UTC

Number of Invitations Issued: 3,750

Minimum CRS: 445

Program Specified:  Healthcare occupations (2023-1)

Tie-breaking rule: May 07, 2024 at 21:27:04 UTC

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Second Category-Specific Draw for Healthcare Occupations in 2024

The latest category-specific draw for healthcare workers was held this week!
Express Entry draw #301 issued 3,750 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 445. This means that all candidates for this draw were selected from a select number of healthcare occupations within the Express Entry pool.

The previous one was held on  February 14, 2024 , The Draw #284,  issued 3,500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 422.

Compared to all healthcare category draws from last year, the CSR score has been decreasing, leading to a significant increase in the number of invitations issued, reaching up to 3,600 invitations in previous draws. But today’s draw marks the highest number of healthcare invitations issued since the introduction of this category.

In comparison to the last healthcare category draw held in 2023, this latest draw recorded a higher CSR score of 445 but also issued a higher number of invitations. The issuance of 3,750 invitations indicates two things: first, there is a large number of highly skilled health professionals in the pool, and second, it underscores Canada’s commitment to attracting more of this talent. It is an opportune moment for professionals in this sector to apply through Express Entry for Canadian permanent residency.

How Can I Apply for Express Entry?

Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residency. Express Entry uses a point-based system, the CRS, to rank candidates’ profiles.

The first step is to submit your profile with the required documents. Required documents usually consist of language test results, educational credentials and passport or travel documentation.

After you submit a profile and receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, you can submit your complete application for the IRCC to review. Your complete application should include supporting documents such as reference letters, additional identity documents, police clearance certificates, and results of a medical examination.


Qualification for the Healthcare Occupations Category 

To be eligible for this category, you must:

  • Accumulate a minimum of 6 months of full-time employment (or an equivalent duration of part-time employment) within the preceding 3 years of the application.
  • This experience must be within a single profession of all the enumerated in the Eligible Healthcare Occupations table provided below.
  • Experience should be in either in Canada or internationally
  • Meet all the prerequisites outlined in the guidelines for the respective round of invitations.


What Are the Eligible Healthcare Occupations for This Category?

Occupation2021 NOC Code2021 TEER Category
Audiologists and speech language pathologists311121
Dieticians and nutritionists311211
Education counsellors413201
General practitioners and family physicians311021
Instructors of persons with disabilities422032
Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment312041
Licensed practical nurses321012
Massage therapists322012
Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations331013
Medical laboratory technologists321202
Medical radiation technologists321212
Medical sonographers321222
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates331023
Nurse practitioners313021
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors313001
Occupational therapists312031
Other assisting occupations in support of health services331093
Other practitioners of natural healing322092
Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating312091
Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment321092
Paramedical occupations321022
Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants331033
Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals313031
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses313011
Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists321032
Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine311001
Specialists in surgery311011
Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies413011
Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists322002

Number of Candidates in the Current Express Entry Pool

The IRCC updates the number of people in the Express Entry pool a few days before an invitation round takes place. Numbers change as new profiles are submitted, profiles expire or are issued an ITA.

As of today the composition of the Express Entry pool is:

CRS Score RangeNumber of Candidates
UpdatedJuly 16, 2024


Latest Express Entry Draw for All categories!

Check here the full list of the Express entry draws that were held this year:

DrawDateCategoryNumber of ITAsCRS Cut OffTie-Breaking Rule
305July 18, 2024French language proficiency (Version 1)1,800400March 08, 2024 at 19:51:40 UTC
304July 17, 2024Canadian Experience Class6,300515February 03, 2024 at 13:01:06 UTC
303July 16, 2024Provincial Nominee Program1,391670May 04, 2024 at 13:27:31 UTC
302July 8, 2024French language proficiency (Version 1)3,200420May 30, 2024 at 03:37:43 UTC
301July 5, 2024Healthcare occupations (Version 1)3,750445May 07, 2024 at 21:27:04 UTC
300July 4, 2024Trade occupations (Version 1)1,800436July 16, 2023 at 15:44:59 UTC
299July 2, 2024Provincial Nominee Program920739February 02, 2024 at 11:38:43 UTC
298June 19, 2024Provincial Nominee Program1,499663January 19, 2024 at 10:10:40 UTC
297May 31, 2024Canadian Experience Class3,000522March 19, 2024 at 18:58:58 UTC
296May 30, 2024Provincial Nominee Program2,985676January 19, 2024 at 18:32:21 UTC
295April 24, 2024French language proficiency1,400410April 07, 2024 at 02:06:46 UTC
294April 23, 2024General2,095529November 08, 2023 at 17:50:29 UTC
293April 11, 2024STEM occupations (2024-1)4,500491February 25, 2024 at 11:55:12 UTC
292April 10, 2024General1,280549March 21, 2024 at 03:37:24 UTC
291March 26, 2024French language proficiency 1,500388March 10, 2024 at 20:06:26 UTC
290March 25, 2024General1,980524February 25, 2024 at 14:42:38 UTC
289March 13, 2024Transport occupations 975430July 31, 2023 at 13:27:26 UTC
288March 12, 2024General2,850525March 12, 2024 at 15:56:42 UTC
287February 29, 2024French language proficiency 2,500336January 18, 2024 at 09:15:46 UTC
286February 28, 2024General1,470534January 16, 2024 at 03:51:05 UTC
285February 16, 2024Agriculture and agri-food occupations 150437January 29, 2024 at 03:32:58 UTC
284February 14, 2024Healthcare occupations 3,500422January 30, 2024 at 02:39:54 UTC
283February 13, 2024General1,490535February 11, 2024 at 15:26:56 UTC
282February 1, 2024French language proficiency 7,000365September 08, 2023 at 09:47:27 UTC
281January 31, 2024General730541July 15, 2023 at 10:52:08 UTC
280January 23, 2024General1,040543January 21, 2024 at 07:43:47 UTC
279January 10, 2024General1,510546December 31, 2023 at 18:23:22 UTC


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