Ontario’s Latest Draws Targets 1,637 Express Entry Profiles For Provincial Nominations

Ontario’s Latest Draws Targets

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued a total of 1,637 targeted notifications of interest (NOI) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream in two separate draws. 
All the invited candidates were chosen from the federal Express Entry database and created and registered their profiles between March 8, 2022 – March 10, 2023. They are now eligible to apply for a provincial nomination and could eventually qualify for permanent residence in Canada. 
Invited candidates have 45 days to submit a full application for their provincial nomination.

OINP: Notifications of Interest Issued in 2023 To Date

  • Human Capital Priorities stream – 3,539
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream – 0
  • Skilled Trades stream – 2,228

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Quick Highlights OINP Targeted Draw

OINP issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) under its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream to candidates in two targeted occupations: Healthcare and Tech. 

#1 Qualifying CRS 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 

  • Candidates in tech occupations varied between 479 and 489 
  • Candidates in healthcare occupations varied between 469 and 489

#2 Occupation of invited candidates: 815 candidates had a mandatory one year or more of work experience in one of the following tech occupations:

  1. NOC 20012 – Computer and information systems managers
  2. NOC 21211 – Data Scientists
  3. NOC 21223 – Database analysts and data administrators
  4. NOC 21230 – Computer systems developers and programmers
  5. NOC 21231 – Software engineers and designers
  6. NOC 21232 – Software developers and programmers
  7. NOC 21233 – Web designers
  8. NOC 21234 – Web developers and programmers
  9. NOC 21311 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

Additionally, 822 candidates in the following healthcare occupations were issued NOIs to apply for provincial nominations: 

  1. NOC 30010 – Managers in healthcare
  2. NOC 31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  3. NOC 31101 – Specialists in surgery
  4. NOC 31102 – General practitioners and family physicians
  5. NOC 31103 – Veterinarians
  6. NOC 31110 – Dentists
  7. NOC 31111 – Optometrists
  8. NOC 31112 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  9. NOC 31120 – Pharmacists
  10. NOC 31121 – Dietitians and nutritionists
  11. NOC 31201 – Chiropractors
  12. NOC 31202 – Physiotherapists
  13. NOC 31203 – Occupational therapists
  14. NOC 31204 – Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  15. NOC 31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  16. NOC 31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  17. NOC 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  18. NOC 31302 – Nurse practitioners
  19. NOC 31303 – Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals
  20. NOC 32100 – Opticians
  21. NOC 32101 – Licensed practical nurses
  22. NOC 32102 – Paramedical occupations
  23. NOC 32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
  24. NOC 32104 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
  25. NOC 32109 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  26. NOC 32110 – Denturists
  27. NOC 32111 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  28. NOC 32112 – Dental technologists and technicians
  29. NOC 32120 – Medical laboratory technologists
  30. NOC 32121 – Medical radiation technologists
  31. NOC 32122 – Medical sonographers
  32. NOC 32123 – Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  33. NOC 32124 – Pharmacy technicians
  34. NOC 32129 – Other medical technologists and technicians
  35. NOC 32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  36. NOC 32201 – Massage therapists
  37. NOC 32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing
  38. NOC 33100 – Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  39. NOC 33101 – Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  40. NOC 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  41. NOC 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  42. NOC 33109 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services

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. Further, those with successful provincial nominations get 600 additional CRS points, and thereby an effective guarantee to obtain permanent residence. 

How to Qualify Under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream? 

To qualify under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, you must meet all the requirements below. 

  1. Work experience: You must decide any one of the following federal programs you would like to be assessed against:
  • Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  1. Education: You need to get an Educational Credential Assessment report that proves your education outside of Canada is equivalent to a Canadian degree.
  1. Language: You must be able to understand, read, write and speak either English or French at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher.

The test must not have been taken more than two years from the date you submit your application.

  1. Settlement funds: Proof of funds to support yourself and your dependent family members when you settle in Canada.
  1. Intention to live in Ontario: OINP determines your intention to live in Ontario after you’re granted permanent residence using the following criteria: 
  • working or have worked in Ontario
  • getting job offers or applying/ interviewing for jobs
  • studying in Ontario 
  • leasing or owning property
  • visiting/volunteering
  • having professional networks and affiliations, family ties and personal relationships

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