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Ontario PNP Invites 772 Express Entry Candidates In A New Tech Draw

Ontario's new PNP draw targets Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations.

Ontario held a new Tech Draw on October 15, issuing Notifications of Interest (NOI) to Express Entry candidates inviting them to apply for a provincial nomination.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) targeted candidates who may qualify for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

A total of 772 principal applicants were issued NOIs from the Tech Draw. The invited Express Entry candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 462 and 470. They also needed to have work experience in one of the following occupations:

·         NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers

·         NOC 2147 Computer engineers

·         NOC 2172 Database analysts and data administrators

·         NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers

·         NOC 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers

·         NOC 2175 Web designers and developers

To receive an invitation, candidates did not need a job offer. However, they needed at least one year of work experience in one of these tech occupations. They also needed to have aprofile in the Express Entry system.

Candidates who received the NOI from Ontario now have 45 calendar days to submit their application for the provincial nomination.

Candidates who are awarded the nomination from Ontario will automatically get an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall CRS score, essentially ensuring an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw. This applies to anyone who is nominated under any Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in Canada.

This is OINP’s fourth Tech Draw of the year. The July 29 OINP draw was the biggest Tech Draw so far in 2020, where 1,288 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.



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