Ontario has invited 954 express entry candidates with eligible work experience in a tech draw held on January 15th for a provincial nomination for Canada permanent residence. Candidates who received Notification of Interest (NOI) in the draw had the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 460 and 472 points.
Targeted occupations in the draw were as follows:
For any immigrant to be considered for OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program)’s Tech draw, they are required to create an express profile in the express entry program by applying for Canada PR visa through three major skilled economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
To get a provincial nomination certificate, the express entry candidate gets 600 CRS points awarded. These many points guarantee that the candidate gets an ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Tech draws were introduced in the summer of 2019 to help the province to meet the rising demands of the local labour market’s tech sector. Some of the major tech-hubs in the province are Toronto, Ottawa and Waterloo.
Ontario held their Tech draw through OINP’s Human Capital Priorities stream that allows them to search for the skilled immigrants with required work experience in the federal government’s express draw. Having a job offer is not required to be eligible for OINP’s Human Capital Priorities stream.
The main aim of these tech draws is to search for express entry candidates who are able to meet the minimum requirements of Human Capital Priorities Stream and have a minimum of continuous one year of work experience.
Reference is taken from CIC News