Express Entry candidates who had work experience in one of six tech occupations were invited.
Ontario invited 1,406 Express Entry candidates with a professional expertise in technology on October 27.
Candidates who may be eligible for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream were asked to apply. They needed an Express Entry profile with a Comprehensive Ranking System score of 455 to 467.
Candidates must also have one year of work experience in one of the following fields:
- Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
- Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
- Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
- Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
- Computer programmer and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) or
- Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
Candidates who cannot demonstrate job experience in one of these occupations will be denied, according to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) website.
In addition, invited candidates with foreign education may be required to submit an Educational Credential Assessment so that the OINP can certify that their education is equivalent to or higher than a Canadian bachelor’s degree.
Those who have been invited to apply for Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program have 45 days to submit their application (PNP).
Those who are nominated by Ontario will gain an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall score in the Express Entry system.
This boost ensures that the successful candidates will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next round of invitations. Anyone who receives a provincial nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP is subject to this rule.
This is the second Tech Draw of the year in Ontario. More than 1,100 applicants were asked to apply for the provincial nomination in the first draw.
Through its Human Capital Priorities stream, Ontario submitted 1,996 Express Entry candidates last year. Candidates with work experience or job offers as software engineers, computer programmers, interactive media developers, and others received about 20% of nominations.
How does the Human Capital Priorities Stream lead to permanent residency
Once you’ve decided to immigrate to Ontario, one of your options is to build an Express Entry profile in Canada.
Express Entry is an application management system for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class, which are all federal economic-class immigration programmes.
Candidates for Express Entry are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System, which considers their education, work experience, age, and English or French language skills.
You can bypass the PNP process by applying immediately through the Express Entry system.
Some persons with lower CRS scores, on the other hand, may choose a PNP because it is worth 600 points, which is more than enough to be invited to an Express Entry draw.
Ontario welcomes Express Entry candidates who may be qualified for the Human Capital Priorities Stream to apply for a provincial nomination through the Ontario Immigrant Nomination Program (OINP).
A provincial nomination is not the same as a Canadian immigration application. If you receive the provincial nomination from Ontario, you can then apply to the federal government for permanent residence.
You are a permanent resident of Canada if you have been approved for immigration by the federal government and have completed the landing process.