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Ontario PNP Draw Issued the Highest-Ever Number of Invitations in History

Austin Campbell



Ontario PNP draw

On May 8, 2023, the provincial nomination program of Ontario – OINP held its targeted-health draw. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued a total of 2,349 invitations, invited maximum invitations till date.  The draw invited candidates with a profile in the province’s Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

Highlights of the Draw – Who Was Invited?

In the last most recent targeted draw, Ontario invited 1,863 candidates with a CRS score ranging between 475-482. However, it broke its an all-time high record by inviting 2,349 candidates in the OINP targeted-health draw. In this draw, the candidates required to score between 427-482.

The draw required candidates to have a job experience with regards to following occupations in National Occupation Classification (NOC). The list mainly targeted health occupations in Ontario.

NOC 30010 – Healthcare Managers
NOC 31100 – Clinical and laboratory medicine specialists
NOC 31101 – Surgeons
NOC 31102 – General practitioners & family physicians
NOC 31103 – Veterinarians
NOC 31110 – Dentists
NOC 31111 – Optometrists
NOC 31112 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
NOC 31120 – Pharmacists
NOC 31121 – Dietitians and nutritionists
NOC 31201 – Chiropractors
NOC 31202 – Physiotherapists
NOC 31203 – Occupational therapists
NOC 31204 – Kinesiologists and other therapists
NOC 31209 – Other health diagnosis and treatment
NOC 31300 – Nurse coordinators and managers
NOC 31301 – Authorised nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 31302 – Nurse practitioners
NOC 31303 – Physician helpers, midwives, and allied health professionals
NOC 32100 – Opticians
NOC 32101 – Licensed nurses
NOC 32121 – Radiation technologists.
NOC 32122 – Sonographers.
NOC 32102 – Paramedical occupations
NOC 32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical per fusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists.
NOC 32104 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians.
NOC 32111 – Dental hygienists and therapists.
NOC 32112 – Dental technicians.
NOC 32120 – Laboratory technologists.
NOC 32123 – Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists.
NOC 32124 – Pharmacy technicians.
NOC 32129 – Other technologists and technicians.
NOC 32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists.
NOC 32201 – Massage therapists.
NOC 33100 – Dental assistants and laboratory assistants
NOC 32209 – Natural healing practitioners
NOC 33101 – Laboratory assistants and technical occupations.
NOC 32109 – Other therapists and assessment.
NOC 32110 – Denturists.
NOC 33102 – Nurse Aides, orderlies, and patient service associates.
NOC 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants.
NOC 33109 – Other assistants in health services.

A Guide to Immigrating to Ontario as a Health Worker!

With so many in-demand occupations, working in a healthcare industry is one of the promising opportunities in Canada. In that light, Ontario’s healthcare has seen a tremendous growth rate for healthcare professionals.


The province of Ontario has a lot to offer to qualified candidates if they are immigrating to the province as a health worker.

  • With strong industry in healthcare, the province offers spiking career pathways for newcomers;
  • To increase workers, Ontario has invested in expanding nursing programs, enrolling more students in medical schools, and assisting in the hiring of foreign healthcare workers;
  • Brought more employment opportunities in the healthcare sector and guarantee a sufficient supply of healthcare personnel and admins;
  • Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to the value of healthcare that significantly increased financing and other resources for the industry.