On July 6, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the second occupation-specific Express Entry draw and issued 1500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates working in healthcare occupations. In round #255, the cut-off score was 463 points, 13 points fewer than in the previous healthcare-targeted Express Entry draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was June 19, 2023, at 06:41:05 UTC. As of July 4, 2023, there were 214,529 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This year, Canada issued 62,248 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.