The first Tech draw of Ontario has successfully invited 1,623 Express Entry candidates on 12th July. The eligible work experience candidates received an invitation to apply for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program for Canada PR. Ontario is one of the prominent provinces of Canada with major tech hubs in the cities of Toronto, Waterloo and Ottawa. The Tech draw helps the province to meet the increasing labour market needs for the tech sector.
The draw invited candidates having a CRS score from 439 to 459 ranges. Also, these are the profiles which have been created between 12th July 2018 to 12th July 2019 in the Express Entry.
The Tech draw invitations are issued for candidates who are registered under the Express Entry’s federal programs – Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Worker Class. The profiles have to meet the skill requirements and the CRS score as set by the Tech Draws. By meeting the needs, they are eligible for obtaining a nomination. This nomination grants them in obtaining an additional 600 CRS and thus, results in obtaining an ITA faster for Canada PR.
The Tech draws of OINP are managed by the Human Capital Priorities immigration stream. Here, the eligible profiles are picked up from the Express Entry pool. There isn’t any mandatory need for having an employment offer for the candidates.
Candidates need to have a minimum of one-year full-time work experience. If having part-time work experience, then it should be equivalent to paid part-time work. Additionally, the profiles must belong to any one of the six tech occupations mentioned by the Tech draws of the OINP. The National Occupational Classification(NOC) describes the skill level and the skill type of the occupation the candidates hold.
The six tech occupations mentioned by the OINP Tech Draws are:
Canada is coming up with many invitation rounds, and the second half of 2019 can be more interesting. With increased targets set by the Canada Immigration, there are many possibilities for skilled professionals to become Canadian Permanent Residents in 2019. To know about your eligibility chances, feel free to speak to our experts or subscribe for counseling sessions.