Ontario Targets 1,406 Express Entry Candidates with Work Experience in Six Tech Occupations

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Ontario held its third-biggest provincial nomination draw in 2021 on October 27 targeting Express Entry candidates in high-priority, skilled occupations with professional experience in tech background.

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Among the invited candidates included software engineers, computer programmers, interactive media developers and others under Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Quick Highlights on October 27 Ontario PNP Draw

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted invitations to apply for provincial nomination under its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

#1 Qualifying Score: As candidates having only registered Express Entry profiles were considered, the qualifying score was based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). A CRS score is given to candidates based on their human capital factors like age, language proficiency, work experience, and education qualification. The score is given out of 1200 points.

The qualifying CRS score for the October 15 draw varied between 455 and 467.

#2 Occupation of invited candidates: All the 1,406 invited candidates were required to have a mandatory work experience of one year or more in any one of the following occupations:

  • Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213);
  • Computer engineers (NOC 2147);
  • Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172);
  • Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173);
  • Computer programmer and interactive media developers (NOC 2174);
  • Web designers and developers (NOC 2175).

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Qualifying for Canada PR with Ontario Provincial Nomination

Receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency remains under the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal government. A provincial nomination will, however, fast-track the total time taken to receive an invitation to apply.

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) issues provincial nominations to eligible skilled workers under its famous Human Capital Priorities stream. The province also invites candidates already registered in the federal pool under its Tech draw.

Those with provincial nominations like the one from Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream or Ontario Tech Draw or any other stream will get preferential treatment to obtain permanent residence. The inclusion of additional 600 CRS points makes the entire process of applying for Canada PR through Express Entry even simpler.

Since the start of 2021, Canada has been holding program-specific Express Entry draws where it invites candidates either with provincial nominations or prior work experience in Canada.

Canada has already exceeded its initial target of issuing 108,500 new ITAs for Canada PR in 2021 and is expected to continue its good run next year.

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