Ontario Tech Draw invited immigration candidates who had work experience in one of six in-demand occupations, thereby making it the third tech draw held so far this year.

The Ontario Immigration held its biggest draw of the year on July 29. A total of 1,288 invitations was issued to candidates who may be qualified for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. They required a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 463 and 477 in order to be granted an invitation.

Though candidates did not require a job offer to receive an invitation, they needed a minimum of one year of work experience in one of the following occupations:

  • Computer and information system managers (NOC 0213)
  • Computer engineer (NOC 2147)
  • Database analyst and data administrators (NOC 2172)
  • Software engineers and designer (NOC 2173)
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • Web designer and developers (NOC 2175)

They are required also to have a valid profile in the Express Entry system.

Candidates who received the Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario immigration department now have forty-five (45) calendar days to lodge their application for the provincial nomination.

If they are awarded the nomination from Ontario they will instantly receive an extra 600 CRS points toward their overall score. This award will enable them to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future federal Express Entry draw. This goes for those people who are nominated under any Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in Canada.

How To Be Invited For An Ontario Tech Draw?

The first step to becoming qualified for an invitation through the OINP Tech draw is to create a valid profile in Canada’s Express Entry system.

Federal Express Entry is an application management system for three federal main economic-class immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Ontario’s Human Capital Priority stream recognizes individuals from the Canadian Experience Class and the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Immigration candidates are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) based on their educational qualifications, work experience, age, and language proficiency in French or English.

The OINP Tech Draws pulls from the Express Entry pool of candidates, inviting qualified tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination from Ontario province.

Once the process is complete, Express Entry candidates will have the opportunity to settle into their tech careers in Ontario.

“Through this dedicated approach, we are making it easier for businesses in the technology industry to hire top talent from around the world,” the OINP said in a press release.

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