Ontario Invites 1,863 Canada Express Entry Candidates Targeting Tech Occupations

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Ontario has conducted a new draw through its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream, issuing 1,863 invitations targeting technology occupations for Canada immigration.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw took place on May 5 and invited candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores between 475 and 482.

The draw targeted the following occupations:

  • NOC 20012 – Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 21211 – Data Scientists
  • NOC 21223 – Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 21230 – Computer systems developers and
  • NOC 21231 – Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 21232 – Software developers and programmers
  • NOC 21233 – Web designers
  • NOC 21234 – Web developers and programmers
  • NOC 21311 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

Ontario announced it would be starting Tech Draws in July 2019.

The draws are designed to address labour shortages in the technology sector in Canada’s largest province.

Candidates selected from the Express Entry pool receive a Notification of Interest via their Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) account.

They then have 45 days to submit a full application.

Latest Ontario Human Capital Priorities Draws

Date Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Express Entry profiles created Notes
05-05-23 1,863 475-482 May 5, 2022 – May 5, 2023 Targeted draw – Tech draw

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What Are The Requirements For the Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream?

To qualify applicants must have:

  • Ongoing profile under the Federal Express Entry system and be qualified for either the FSWP or the CEC.
  • Hold a minimum of 1 year of full-time, or full-time equivalent work experience under NOC TEER Category 0, 1, 2 or 3 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 degree or higher.
  • Show language proficiency of minimum CLB/NCLC level 7 in English or in French.
  • Intention to reside in the province of Ontario.
  • Residing with legal status in Canada, if applicable.
  • Proof of required settlement funds.
  • Minimum Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System score as determined by director under periodic draws.
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