Ontario PNP invites 703 Express Entry tech candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in the latest draw which held on 13th May 2020.
The latest Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) Tech Draw had the lowest CRS requirement since the first draw was held in July 2019, and dropped by 46 CRS points since last Tech Draw. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has issued invitations to the candidates who had work experience in one of the following 6 tech sector occupations i.e.
- Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
- Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
- The 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)
Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) invited the Express Entry candidates who had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 421 and 451. This CRS requirement is the lowest in the program’s history, from its first draw which was held in July 2019. If the candidates were invited in the latest OINP Tech draw will receive the provincial nomination. The candidates will be awarded an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points toward a subsequent federal Express Entry draw. Ontario is just one of nine provinces with provincial nominee programs (PNP) which are linked with the Express Entry System and the only province that does not have a PNP is Quebec.
The Candidates who received a Notification of Interest (NOI), or invitation from Ontario, they must be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities stream.
How Tech Draws work
Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) Tech Draws are conducted through the Human Capital Priorities stream that allows the OINP to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates who meet the stream’s eligibility requirements. A valid job offer is not required for this draw in order to be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities Stream. So, the candidates need to have a profile in the Express Entry pool.
The main purpose of these draws is to search specifically for eligible Express Entry candidates who have at least 1year of continuous paid full-time work experience, or the equivalent in paid part-time work, in one of 6 tech-sector occupations. In conjunction with recent PNP-specific Express Entry draws, this draw has resulted in even more tech workers being selected under the Ontario PNP.
Despite the COVID 19, some Canadian tech companies are currently hiring, and are poised to help lead economic recovery in Canada.