Mohanad Moetaz - 17 February, 2021
Ontario invited immigration candidates who have work experience in the tech sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in its latest tech draw on February 16.
A total of 1,186 immigration candidates were invited in this draw - the most since July 2020.
In order to be eligible to receive an invitation in this draw, invited candidates needed to show that they had work experience in one of six occupations, found below with their corresponding National Occupational Classification (NOC) number:
Invited candidates will now have a total of 45 calendar days to submit their application to the OINP.
Those who are successful will receive a provincial nomination from Ontario. They will also be awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points in the Express Entry system. This means that they can almost guarantee receipt of an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.
The additional 600 CRS points is not specific to this program or to the OINP. Any Express Entry candidate who receives a nomination from any province will be able to receive the additional points.
Ontario's Human Capital Priorities stream do not always target the same occupations. In Ontario's last draw, the province targeted occupations in finance, health and business.
In 2020, Ontario invited a total of 6,716 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through the Human Capital Priorities stream.
How to immigrate to Ontario as a tech worker?
If you are a tech worker and you wish to receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Ontario, follow these two steps:
Step 1: Create an Express Entry profile.
Step 2: The OINP will choose you from the Express Entry pool of candidates if you are an eligible tech worker who has shown his or her interest to immigrate to Ontario.
Express Entry is the application management system that the Canadian federal government uses for the three main economic class immigration programs:
Candidates in the Express Entry system are ranked according to their CRS score. This score takes into consideration the candidates' education, work experience, age and language proficiency in English or French.