Ontario invites 954 Express Entry candidates with tech experience in a draw which held on 15th Jan 2020. This latest draw targeted Express Entry candidates with work experience in 6 tech occupations
Ontario has conducted a Tech Draw which held on January 15 inviting 954 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The candidates who received a Notification of Interest (NOI) in the January 15 draw had Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 460 and 472.
The province of Ontario issues Notification of Interest to express entry candidates to invite them to apply for provincial nomination. With a provincial nomination, their scores jump by 600 points and they are prioritized for an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The Candidates selected in this draw also needed work experience in 1 of the following 6 occupations:
- (NOC 2173) – Software Engineers and Designers
- (NOC 2174) – Interactive Media Developers and Computer Programmers
- (NOC 2147) – Computer Engineers
- (NOC 2175) – Web Designers and Developers
- (NOC 2172) – Database Analysts and Data Administrators
- (NOC 0213) – Computers and Information Systems Managers
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) launched Tech Draws in the summer of 2019. These draws were created to help Ontario meet the growing labor needs of the province’s tech sector and it’s home to several of Canada’s major tech hubs mostly in the cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Waterloo. These Tech Draws are designed to meet growing labor requirements in the sectors.
- The first step is to get in the Express Entry Pool.
- All candidates must have an eligible profile registered under the Federal Skilled Worker Class or Canadian Experience Class, both of which are managed by the federal Express Entry system.
- All candidates in the Express Entry pool are assigned a score under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.
- The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Tech Draws are conducted through the province’s Human Capital Priorities immigration stream that allows the OINP to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates who meet the stream’s eligibility requirements.
- The job offer is not required in order to be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities Stream.
- The purpose of these draws is to search specifically for Express Entry candidates who meet the Human Capital Priorities Stream’s eligibility requirements and have at least 1 year of continuous paid full-time work experience (or the equivalent in paid part-time work).
- The NOC stands for National Occupational Classification, which determines an occupation’s skill level and skill type.