In the latest Ontario Tech Draw held on December 15, a total of 668 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NoIs) to selected candidates under the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the candidates selected in the draw ranged between 460 and 468. Though a job offer from Ontario was not mandatory, the candidates were required to have work experience in one of the following tech occupations:
- Computer and information systems managers(NOC 0213)
- Computer engineers(NOC 2147)
- Database analysts and data administrators(NOC 2172)
- Software engineers and designers(NOC 2173)
- Computer programmer and interactive media developers(NOC 2174)
- Web designers and developers(NOC 2175)
The candidates who have received invitations in the draw may submit the complete application for provincial nomination from Ontario within 45 days. If they successfully apply for and obtain a provincial nomination from Ontario, they will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total CRS score and it guarantees them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
This is the fifth Tech Draw of Ontario in the year 2020 and so far this year, Ontario has issued a total of 9082 invitations across Human Capital Priorities stream, French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, and Skilled Trades stream.
How to receive an invitation through Ontario Tech Draw?
To receive an invitation under Ontario Tech Draw, the candidate must have an active Express Entry profile. The Human Capital Priority Stream of Ontario recognizes Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class candidates. The OINP Tech Draw selects eligible tech workers from the Express Entry pool and invites them to apply for a provincial nomination. With the provincial nomination in hand, they may apply for permanent residence in Canada.
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