In the OINP Tech Draw held on January 15, the first one to be held in 2020, Ontario invited 954 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program launched the OINP Tech Draw in 2019 with an aim to meet the increasing demand for tech workers in the booming tech sector of the province.
OINP Tech Draws are conducted through the Human Capital Priorities Stream of OINP. The candidates invited in the latest OINP Tech Draw had a Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score ranging between 460 and 472. The selected candidates also had relevant work experience in one of the following six occupations:
- Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
- Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
- Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
- Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
- Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
- Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
The candidates selected in the OINP Tech Draw of January 15 had submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020.
OINP Tech Draw
Most of the major tech hubs of Canada such as Toronto, Ottawa and Waterloo are located in Ontario. By introducing Tech Draw, OINP aimed to meet the growing demand for skilled tech workers. Since its launch in 2019, three Ontario Tech Draws have been conducted so far. As the draw is being conducted through the Express Entry-aligned Human Capital Priorities Stream of the OINP, it is necessary for the candidate to have an active Express Entry profile to be eligible for selection. The candidates selected for provincial nomination will have 600 additional CRS score points added to their total CRS score.
It is not necessary for the candidate to have a job offer to be selected. But they must have continuous paid full-time work experience of at least one year or equivalent part-time work experience in a relevant occupation. The other requirements to apply for a provincial nomination through the Human Capital Priorities Stream include:
- Education equal to Canadian Bachelor’s degree or higher
- Minimum language proficiency equal to CLB/NCLC level 7 (English or French)
- Intention to settle in Ontario.
- Residing legally in Canada, if the application is being submitted from inside Canada
- Proof of settlement funds
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