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Latest PNP draw from Ontario invites 1,288 Techies

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First-half 2020 ended on a positive note for Canada immigration as Ontario held its third Tech Draw this year. 

July 29 draw remains to be the largest draw of 2020 under the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP). Upto 1,288 candidates under six different Tech occupations were issued invitations to apply (ITAs) for provincial nominations. 

As the Expression of Interest (EOI) for 1,288 candidates converted into the Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario, they are now left with 45 calendar days to complete the formalities for the provincial nominations. Canada permanent residency is now almost certain fr such candidates.  

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Ontario Tech draw is covered under the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. Candidates are required to be assessed and scored on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest-scoring candidates above the qualifying cut-off scores are issued ITAs for provincial nominations. 

July 29 OINP draw set the qualifying cut-off score between 463 and 477 CRS points. 


Qualify for Ontario Tech Draw

Ontario Tech Draw selects desirable candidates who are registered under the federal Express Entry pool for provincial nominations. 

Canada Express Entry has become the most popular and preferred pathway for permanent residency in Canada. It manages three federal economic-class immigration programs such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). 

Only the candidates qualifying for the FSWP and CEC are recognised by the Ontario’s Human Capital Priority stream for nominations. Ontario Tech Draws which falls under it followed the suit. Interested candidates need not have a job offer while applying but must have work experience in one of the following Tech-based occupations: 


In-demand occupations – Ontario Tech Draws
NOC 0213Computer and information systems managers
NOC 2147 Computer engineers
NOC 2172Database analysts and data administrators
NOC 2173Software engineers and designers
NOC 2174Computer programmer and interactive media developers
NOC 2175Web designers and developers



Each profile that is registered in the Express Entry pool is assessed and ranked against each other according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). It is based on candidates’ age, work experience, education qualifications and proficiency in English or French. Additionally, the adaptability skills of spouse or a job offer in Canada can fetch additional points. 

Talk to our immigration consultants to improve your CRS score or know more about other immigration streams under Canada federal & provincial programs. 

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