Ontario’s Latest Tech Draw Targets 772 Express Entry Candidates

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All the 772 invited candidates chosen from the federal Express Entry database are eligible to apply for a provincial nomination. A provincial nomination will eventually lead to permanent residence in Canada

Quick Highlights on October 15 Ontario Tech Draw

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) under its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

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#1 Qualifying Score: As candidates having only registered Express Entry profile 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 462 and 470

#2 Occupation of invited candidates: All the 772 candidates had a mandatory one year or more of work experience in one of the following occupations: 


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

Take this free online assessment to know your eligibility. 

Ontario Tech Draw – Simplified Procedure To Apply

All necessary requirements to register an Express Entry profile also applies to Ontario Tech Draw. Candidates need not have a job offer but at least one year of work experience in any of the six tech occupations mentioned above. 

Express Entry is a database management system for any foreign skilled workers with/without a job offer to show their interest to migrate to Canada for permanent residence. Those with provincial nomination like the one from Ontario Tech Draw will get preferential treatment to obtain permanent residence. It is through an addition of upto 600 CRS points. 

Invited candidates have 45 days to submit a full application for their provincial nomination. 

Book an appointment with our consultants to get further details on your Canada PR options.

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