Ontario PNP draw targets Skilled Trades occupations with low CRS!

Ontario PNP draw targets Skilled Trades occupations with low CRS!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 24 Mar, 2023 | 05:17 AM]
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On March 23, 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted a new draw - inviting 746 candidates from the Skilled Trades stream.

Invited candidates were issued targeted Notification of Interest (NOI) who may qualify for Express Entry’s Skilled Trades stream. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required in this targeted draw was 250-489. Candidates within this CRS score range were issued NOIs in this latest Ontario PNP draw.

High In-Demand Occupation in Ontario 2023

This is the fourth invitation round conducted by Ontario for Skilled Trades stream candidates in 2023. The previous OINP Skilled Trades Stream draw was held on February 10 which issued 466 NOIs to candidates with a CRS score range of 260-489.

Occupations Invited

Candidates only received a notification if they had a comprehensive ranking system CRS score range of 250-489, and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

NOC 72010 - Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
NOC 72011 - Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupations
NOC 72012 - Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
NOC 72013 - Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
NOC 72014 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and services
NOC 72020 - Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
NOC 72021 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
NOC 72022 - Supervisors, printing, and related occupations
NOC 72101 - Tool and die, makers
NOC 72102 - Sheet metal workers
NOC 72103 - Boilermakers
NOC 72104 - Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
NOC 72105 - Ironworkers
NOC 72106 - Welders and related machine operators
NOC 72200 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)
NOC 72201 - Industrial electricians
NOC 72203 - Electrical power line and cable workers
NOC 72300 - Plumbers
NOC 72301 - Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers
NOC 72310 - Carpenters
NOC 72320 - Bricklayers
NOC 72321 - Insulators
NOC 72400 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
NOC 72401 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
NOC 72402 - Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics
NOC 72403 - Railway carmen/women
NOC 72404 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
NOC 72406 - Elevator constructors and mechanics
NOC 72410 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers
NOC 72422 - Electrical mechanics
NOC 72423 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and other related mechanics
NOC 72500 - Crane operators
NOC 73100 - Concrete finishers
NOC 73101 - Tilesetters
NOC 73102 - Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers, and lathers
NOC 73110 - Roofers and shinglers
NOC 73111 - Glaziers
NOC 73200 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers
NOC 73201 - General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
NOC 73202 - Pest controllers and fumigators
NOC 73209 - Other repairers and servicers
NOC 73400 - Heavy equipment operators
NOC 82031 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services

Notifications of interest issued in 2023 to date

Following are the Notifications of Interest (NOIs) sent by OINP to candidates with a profile in the Government of Canada’s Express Entry system in 2023:

  • Human Capital Priorities stream - 3,539
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream - 615
  • Skilled Trades stream - 2,974

The size and frequency of the Expression of Interest (NOI) selection are determined by the OINP’s application backlog at that time. OINP draws are usually held on a monthly basis - with some exceptions. The dates of the next Ontario PNP draw will not be posted before they take place.


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