Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its first category-based Express Entry draw on June 30. The draw invited many applicants from the healthcare and STEM sectors. Most Express Entry occupations eligible for immigration are related to healthcare or STEM workers. Several categories are extensively influenced by the candidate’s professional background, work experience, and whether their occupation is in demand in Canada.

More healthcare and STEM worker will receive invitations in the upcoming months as Canada desperately needs workers from these domains. In addition, the IRCC plans to conduct its first batch of category-based lotteries for STEM professionals in the following week.

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IRCC had selected new categories based on labor market assessment, including projections and feedback from stakeholders nationwide.

The immigration department used this information to develop six new categories for Express Entry in the upcoming draws in the coming months. These classifications intended to boost Canada’s position as an immigration destination and encourage more French-speaking nationals to settle in Canada (Outside of Quebec). 

The new categories are listed below:

  • Healthcare occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Trade occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations
  • French-language proficiency

All these occupations mentioned above will continue to experience tremendous demand in Canada. However, STEM and healthcare will dominate all of them for the rest of 2023 and beyond.

Healthcare Occupations Continue to Experience High Demand

Canada’s low birth rate and aging population add to the population decline. It’d surprise you that there are more elders than children under 14 in Canada. The number of people over 65 is expected to reach nine million by the end of 2030. Canadians don’t have as many children, so Canada’s population has older than younger populations. As more and more people retire, the burden on Canada’s healthcare system will increase the demand for healthcare workers. The healthcare industry will see the most job vacancy rate as more seniors need aged care.

Inviting foreign applicants with considerable experience, skills, and knowledge in the healthcare industry will reduce the mounting pressure on an already overburdened system.

Doctors and registered nurses will be in high demand in Canada. But dozens of other occupations in the healthcare sector will experience demand in the coming years. Here are some careers that fall within this category:

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

In-demand STEM Occupations for 2023 and Beyond

Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are the most in-demand jobs in Canada. It is estimated that many new jobs and career options will emerge from this field in the country as more and more businesses go digital and look for innovative ways to boost their operations.

Over 5,000 startups have established their roots in Canadian cities such as Ontario, Waterloo, Vancouver, and Montreal in the past five years. Canada has become a thriving center for tech innovation and growth. Moreover, Canada is also a hub for Artificial Intelligence (AI) with over 1 032 machine learning companies. A report by Invest in Canada states that the country sits in the fourth position in global competitiveness in AI implementation, innovation, and investment.

The category-based selection draws target the following STEM occupations.

  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer systems developers and programmers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • Business systems specialists
  • Metallurgical and materials engineers
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineers
  • Web designers
  • Data scientists
  • Electrical and electronics engineers
  • Architecture and science managers
  • Web developers and programmers
  • Land surveyors
  • Architects
  • Information systems specialists
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • Cybersecurity specialists
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
  • Mathematics, statisticians, and actuaries
  • Urban and land use planners
  • Information systems specialists
  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Engineering managers

The STEM above fields are considered in demand and critical to the Canadian economy and labor market.

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