First Ontario Tech Draw is the largest OINP draw till date

The first ever Ontario Tech Draw held on July 12, 2019, is also the largest Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held so far. The draw held through the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream of OINP issued invitations to apply for provincial nomination to 1623 tech workers in the Express Entry pool.

It was in the start of the current month, Ontario announced the introduction of tech-specific draws for international workers. To be eligible the tech workers must have an active Express Entry profile and work experience in one of the six designated NOC codes. The first Ontario Tech Draw has given a chance for 1623 Express Entry candidates and their families to migrate to Canada.

The candidates invited in the July 12 draw had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores ranging between 439 and 459. Almost all Express Entry draws held recently had the CRS cut-off score hovering around 450. So a minimum CRS score requirement of 439 as in the July 12 Ontario Tech Draw offers the improved possibility for Express Entry candidates to obtain permanent residence in Canada.

The candidates who have received invitations from Ontario in the July 12 tech-specific draw can submit the complete application for provincial nomination. Those who successfully apply and obtain provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 CRS score points. It would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

Eligibility criteria :

To be eligible, the candidates must have an active Express Entry profile and meet the eligibility criteria for the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream of OINP. They must also have work experience in one of the six targeted occupations. The occupations are:

Are you a skilled tech worker with relevant work experience? If yes, Canada is the right place for you to thrive in your career and life. Explore your options to migrate to Canada with our free eligibility assessment. 

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