Ontario Draw: Province Targets 18 Occupations With 502 Express Entry NOIs

Ontario Draw: Province Targets 18 Occupations With 502 Express Entry NOIs
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Canada immigration news: Ontario has conducted a new Express Entry draw under the Human Capital Priorities stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, targeting 18 occupations where workers are in high demand.

The central Canadian province issued 502 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to those with profiles with a Comprehensive Rating System (CRS) score of between 464 and 467 in the Express Entry Pool on Jan. 12.

This is the first Human Capital Priorities draw this year.

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Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream Draw

Date issued

Number of invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range


Jan. 12, 2022


Jan. 12, 2021 – Jan. 12, 2022


Targeted draw – Priority Occupations

Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations

NOCs Target In Ontario Human Capital Priorities Draw 

  • 0114 Other administrative services managers
  • 0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • 0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • 0125 Other business services managers
  • 0211 Engineering managers
  • 0311 Managers in health care
  • 0601 Corporate sales managers
  • 0631 Restaurant and food service managers
  • 0711 Construction managers
  • 0731 Managers in transportation
  • 0911 Manufacturing managers
  • 1121 Human resources professionals
  • 1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • 2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 3211 Medical laboratory technologists
  • 3231 Opticians
  • 3233 Licensed practical nurses

Those who receive a NOI under this draw and can show their work experience was in one of the eligible NOC codes can apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Applicants who want to apply through the Human Capital Priorities Stream must have:

  • an on-going profile under the federal Express Entry system and be qualified for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canada Experience Class (CEC);
  • hold minimum of one-year of full time, or full-time equivalent work experience under NOC occupation level 0, A or B, in the past five years if applying under the FSWP or in the past three years if applying under CEC;
  • hold the equivalent of a Canadian bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • show language proficiency of minimum CLB/NCLC level 7 in English or in French;
  • intend to reside in Ontario;
  • be a resident of Canada with legal status, if applicable, and;
  • have proof of the required settlement funds.


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