Latest Ontario PNP Tech draw invites 528 express entry candidates

Latest Ontario PNP Tech draw invites 528 express entry candidates

Scarlett Wilson Scarlett Wilson [Published 14 Apr, 2021 | 03:55 AM]

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issues 528 invitations in the latest tech draw held on April 13. Candidates who were invited have applied for provincial nomination through OINP's Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. They were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 456 and 467 points.

Candidates must have at least one year of work experience in the following targeted tech occupations:

  • NOC Code 0213 - Computer and information systems manager;
  • NOC Code 2147 - Computer Engineers;
  • NOC Code 2172 - Database analysts and data administrators;
  • NOC Code 2173 - Software engineers and designers;
  • NOC Code 2174 - Computer programmer and interactive media developers;
  • NOC Code 2175 - Web designers and developers;

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) webpage states that applicants who cannot demonstrate work experience in one of these occupations will be refused. Additionally, invited applicants with overseas training may be required to submit a credential assessment so that the province can verify that their training is equivalent to a Canadian bachelor's degree or higher.

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Those who received an invitation now have 45 calendar days to submit their application to the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Those who receive the Ontario nomination will automatically earn an additional 600 CRS points for their overall score in the Express Entry system. This boost effectively ensures that successful applicants will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent round of invitations. This applies to anyone who obtains a provincial nomination from an Express Entry aligned PNP.

This is the second technical draw of the year in Ontario. In the first draw, over 1,100 candidates were invited to apply for the provincial nomination.

Last year, Ontario nominated 1,996 Express Entry candidates under its Human Capital Priorities Stream. About 20 percent of applications went to applicants with work experience or vacancies as software engineers, computer programmers, interactive media developers, and others.

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