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Ontario Invited 668 Express Entry Candidates for Provincial Nomination in New Tech Draw on December 15

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted its fifth Tech Draw of 2020 on Tuesday, December 15.

A total of 668 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency in this draw.

In order to receive an invitation or Notification of Interest (NOI) in this draw, candidates were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 460 and 468.

NOIs were issued to immigration candidates who had at least one year of work experience in one of the following tech 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

Candidates, who wish to be considered for selection by the OINP through its Human Capital Priorities Stream or any of its Express Entry streams, are required to first submit a profile in the Express Entry pool.

The OINP regularly searches Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool to find eligible candidates who meet the criteria of one of Ontario’s Express Entry immigration streams and then invite them to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws.

Express Entry candidates, who successfully receive a provincial nomination, get additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

Candidates, who received the NOI in this draw, now have 45 calendar days to submit their application for the provincial nomination to OINP.

Ontario has now issued total 9,082 invitations across its various immigration streams so far in 2020.

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