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Posted on July 29 2023

First category-based Express Entry draw invited 500 healthcare professionals with a cut-off score 476

By  Editor
Updated September 21 2023

Highlights: IRCC held its first category-based Express Entry draw inviting 500 healthcare professionals

  • On June 28, 2023, Canada held its first-ever category-based Express Entry draw.
  • The draw was for the Healthcare category and invited 500 healthcare workers.
  • The minimum comprehensive ranking system score for the draw was 476.
  • The next round of the draw is to take place on July 5, 2023.
  • A category-based draw for the STEM professionals is likely to occur the same week.

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Canada held category-based Express Entry draw

On June 28, 2023, Canada held its first-ever category-based Express Entry draw for healthcare workers. In this draw, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada invited 500 healthcare workers with a minimum comprehensive ranking system score of 476.

On July 5, 2023, the next round of the draw will take place, inviting 1,500 workers to apply.

The below table summarises the details of the draw:

Date of the category-based Express Entry draw Number of Candidates invited Minimum CRS Score Category
June 28, 2023 500 476 Healthcare occupations


Category-based Selection

The category-based selection process for the Express Entry draw was announced by IRCC on May 31, 2023, for six new categories. A draw inviting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals is expected to take place in the next week.

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