773 Express Entry Candidates Targeted in New Ontario Provincial Nominee Program Draws

new Ontario pnp draw

Ontario provincial nominee program held its newest Human Capital Priorities draw on February 22. Ontario removes the CRS cap in this new PNP draw resulting in 773 invitations to eligible immigration candidates to apply for provincial nominations.


All the invited candidates already had an active Express Entry profile. Among the invitees included Engineers, Registered Nurses, HR Professionals, Banking Professionals & Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries. They now have 45 calendar days to submit their application to receive a provincial nomination and eventually qualify for Canada permanent residency.

Major Highlights of February 22 Provincial Nominee Program Draw

Ontario invited nearly 773 candidates who were eligible for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. Such Express Entry candidates had qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores that vary between 455 and 600.

The maximum of 600 is the most points Express Entry candidates can get without a provincial nomination. Prior to this draw, candidates whose CRS score was above the maximum range would not be eligible to apply for the nomination.

Ontario removes the CRS cap in this new Ontario PNP draw. It invited Express Entry candidates with CRS score varying between 455 and 600.

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 for profiles with provincial nominations.

All the 773 invited Canada Express Entry candidates had work experience of one year or more in the following targeted occupations:

  • NOC 0114 – Other administrative services managers
  • NOC 0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers
  • NOC 0125 – Other business services managers
  • NOC 0211 – Engineering managers
  • NOC 0311 – Managers in health care
  • NOC 0601 – Corporate sales managers
  • NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 0711 – Construction managers
  • NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation
  • NOC 0911 – Manufacturing managers
  • NOC 1121 – Human resources professionals
  • NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • NOC 2161 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3231 – Opticians
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses

Read how Ontario’s Northern Regions All Set To Attract New Immigrants.

Canada Permanent Residency via Provincial Nominee Program

Issuing invitations for permanent residency is the exclusive domain of the federal government. A provincial nomination may, however, fast-track the total time taken to receive an invitation to apply for Canada Permanent Residency.

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) issues provincial nominations to eligible skilled workers under its famous Human Capital Priorities stream. The Ontario PNP draw 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 Canada permanent residency.

The inclusion of additional 600 CRS points makes the entire process of applying for Canada PR through Canada Express Entry even simpler.

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Canada is attempting to achieve the most ambitious immigration target in its history. As of now, Canada is eyeing nearly 1.7 million immigrants to work & settle over the next three years. Over 60 per cent of the target is to be met by economic-class immigration facilitated by the Express Entry system, Provincial Nominee Programs, and other pathways.

Canada had re-invented itself to achieve the ambitious annual immigration target even during the pandemic. Throughout 2020 and 2021, IRCC held program-specific Express Entry draws to invite domestic candidates for Canada permanent residency, either with provincial nominations or prior work experience in Canada.

Getting help from a certified immigration consultant like CanApprove may boost your chances of qualifying for immigration. You can also avail of our immigration services like Canada PR services (including help for your Medical Verification documents, Police Clearance Certificate, Proof of Funds documents, and Job Experience supporting document) or language competency training.

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