500 invitations issued under category based selection for Health Care Professionals

On June 28, Canada’s immigration minister announced that they will conduct a special Express Entry draw for healthcare workers. This means that Canada will prioritize inviting healthcare professionals to apply for immigration.

The country has issued 500 invitations for healthcare workers and plans to issue an additional 1,500 invitations to eligible Express Entry candidates next week.

Canada’s immigration minister has also revealed that they will have a separate draw for candidates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) backgrounds in the following week.


Unit group – code Unit group – title
31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
31101 Specialists in surgery
31102 General practitioners and family physicians
31103 Veterinarians
31110 Dentists
31111 Optometrists
31112 Audiologists and speech language pathologists
31121 Dieticians 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 co-ordinators 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
32120 Medical laboratory technologists
32121 Medical radiation technologists
32122 Medical sonographers
32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
32201 Massage therapists
32209 Other practitioners of natural healing
33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
33109 Other assisting occupations in support of health services
41301 Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
41320 Education counsellors
42203 Instructors of persons with disabilities

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