Ontario conducted its second Tech draw on 1st August and issued 1,773 invitations to Express Entry candidates. All the invited candidates had work experience in one of the 6 eligible tech occupations. The lowest-scoring candidate had a CRS score of 435.
Ontario had introduced the Tech draw in early July this year. Till now, the province has issued 3,396 Notifications of Interest to candidates in the Express Entry Pool.
Ontario has a thriving tech sector and the Tech draws were introduced to cater to the labour needs of the tech sector. As per the 2019 CBRE Scoring Tech Talent Report, Toronto alone had created 80,000 tech jobs in the past 5 years.
Tech draws allow the Ontario PNP to search the EE pool for eligible candidates and invite them for a provincial nomination. The lowest score in the Tech draw was 435 whereas the most recent Express Entry cut-off was 459.
The 1st August Tech draw saw a 3-point decrease in the minimum cut-off as compared to the last draw. The cut-off score in the previous Ontario Tech draw was 438.
How does the Ontario Tech draw work?
The Ontario Tech draw is aimed at Express Entry candidates who have work experience in any one of the 6 eligible tech occupations. These occupations are :
Ontario conducts the Tech draws under its Human Capital Priorities Stream, as per CIC News.
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