In the third Ontario Tech Draw of the year held on July 29, a total of 1288 candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination. Invited under the Express Entry-aligned Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of these candidates ranged between 463 and 477. Though a job offer was not necessary to be invited, all candidates were required to have at least one year work experience in one of the following six targeted 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 invited candidates were also supposed to have an active Express Entry profile.
The candidates who have received invitations in the July 29 Ontario Tech Draw have 45 calendar days to submit their application for provincial nomination. Upon receiving a provincial nomination from Ontario, the candidates will have 600 additional CRS points added to their total CRS score. The added points ensure that the candidate will receive an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Ontario Tech Draw
In order to receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination in an Ontario Tech Draw, a candidate must first create a federal Express Entry profile. Ontario selects candidates with work experience in the targeted occupations from the federal Express Entry pool. Those candidates who arrive in Ontario after being invited in an Ontario Tech Draw can settle into a promising tech career in Ontario. The province is conducting Tech Draws with an aim to make it easier for Ontario tech employers to recruit top talents from across the globe.
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