CRS drops as new Ontario Tech draw welcomes 936 candidates !

CRS drops as new Ontario Tech draw welcomes 936 candidates !

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 20 Dec, 2022 | 12:33 PM]
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On December 19, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted a new Tech draw – inviting 936 candidates under the Human Capital Priorities stream.

The OINP issued targeted Notification of Interest (NOI) to candidates who may qualify for Express Entry’s Human Capital Priorities stream. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required in this targeted draw ranged between 484 and 490. Candidates within this CRS score range received NOIs in the December 19 draw.

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Who was invited?

Candidates issued NOIs were from a “Tech Draw” and require them to have employment experience in certain National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes including:

  • 21211 - Data Scientists
  • 21231 - Software engineers and designers
  • 21230 - Computer systems developers and programmers
  • 21232 - Software developers and programmers
  • 21234 - Web developers and programmers
  • 21233 - Web designers
  • 21223 - Database analysts and data administrators
  • 21311 - Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers
Candidates may apply to the Human Capital Priorities stream if you:

  • Received a Notification of Interest (NOI) on December 19, 2022
  • Can demonstrate that their work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed above.
Ontario has issued 4,012 NOIs to date under the Human Capital Priorities stream.

How does the OINP work?

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is designed to support and sustain employers by facilitating the immigration of managerial, professional, and skilled foreign workers and international students – required to meet their human resources needs.

Run in partnership with the federal immigration department IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada – candidates seeking to apply under the OINP must follow a two-step process:

STEP 1: Apply for nomination to the provincial government.

STEP 2: If nominated, apply for Canada PR to the federal government.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program currently manages three immigration categories:

  1. Human Capital: Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, Masters Graduate Stream, and Ph.D. Graduate Stream.
  2. Employment Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, International Student Stream, In-Demand Skills Stream, and Regional Immigration Pilot.
  3. Business Immigration: Entrepreneur Stream.
For immigrants looking for a Canadian province to study, work, invest, and settle in – Ontario is the place to be. In 2021 alone, Ontario welcomed over 195,000 immigrants. To increase your chances of getting nominated by Ontario you can choose the suitable NOC Code, boost your language skills, stick to the document checklist, gain more academic & employment experience, and hire an immigration consultant.


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