Ontario provincial nominee program held two draws on February 08 to invite 828 eligible candidates to apply for provincial nominations. All the invited candidates already had an active Express Entry profile. Among the invitees included Tech workers like Computer Engineers, Data Analysts, Web Designers, and French speakers.
All the invited candidates now have 45 calendar days to submit their application for Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
February 08 Provincial Nominee Program Draw – First Draw
The first draw invited nearly 622 candidates who may be eligible for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. Such Express Entry candidates had qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores varying between 463 and 467.
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.
All the 622 invited Canada Express Entry candidates had work experience of one year or more in any one of the following six tech 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
February 08 Provincial Nominee Program Draw – Second Draw
The remaining 206 candidates out of the total 828 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for provincial nominations under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream. The qualifying CRS scores varied between 463 and 467, even in this draw.
The invited candidates under the FSSW required a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least 7 in French and 6 in English. Among other eligibility criteria, the OINP will also want to see that candidates have enough funds to cover settlement costs in Ontario.
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Canada Permanent Residency with 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 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 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.
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.
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