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1406 Express Entry candidates invited in largest Ontario PNP draw of 2021

Ontario PNP

In the biggest Ontario PNP draw of 2021, held on October 27, a total of 1406 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. All the invited candidates have work experience in the tech sector. The invitations were issued under the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. The candidates were required to have an Express Entry profile and their Comprehensive Ranking System score to be between 455 and 467. The candidates were also required to have work experience of at least one year in any of the following occupations:

  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Computer engineers
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • Web designers and developers


The candidates who had their education outside Canada were also required to have their Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) done to prove that their education qualification was equivalent to Canadian standards. The invited candidates may submit the complete application for provincial nomination within 45 days.

If these candidates receive a provincial nomination from Ontario, they will also obtain an additional 600 CRS score points. That would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada, in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Ontario is conducting a tech draw this year for the second time. In the first draw held on February 16, a total of 1100 candidates received invitations.

The Human Capital Priorities stream of Ontario is aligned to the federal Express Entry system. Last year, Ontario invited a total of 1996 Express Entry candidates through this stream. Among the total number of invitations issued, almost 20 per cent nominations were issued to candidates with work experience or job offers as software engineers, computer programmers and interactive media developers etc.

Provincial Nominee Program is a viable immigration pathway for those candidates who have a low CRS score. Do you wish to migrate to Canada through Canada PNP? Create an Express Entry profile and increase your chances of receiving an invitation from a PNP.  Find your best options to realise your Canada immigration dream with the help of Canada immigration experts. Contact CanApprove now!

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