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Ontario invites 1,186 in first OINP Tech Draw of 2021


In the latest round of provincial invitations to be sent out by Ontario, a total of 1,186 candidates have been invited in an Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program [OINP] Tech Draw held on February 16, 2021.

The issuance of notifications of interest has been done by the OINP as per “targeted occupations” under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities [HCP] stream.


A Canada immigration pathway under the OINP, the HCP stream provides foreign workers that have the required education, language abilities, and skilled work experience the opportunity for applying to live and work in Ontario permanently.

A valid profile in the Express Entry system of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] will be required.

Express Entry candidates successful in securing a nomination through the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada are guaranteed an invitation by IRCC in the next federal draw to be held.

Acquiring Canadian permanent residence through the PNP route is a 2-step process –

·         STEP 1: Securing a PNP nomination,

·         STEP 2: Applying to the federal government of Canada through IRCC.

IRCC has the final decision on whether an individual is to be granted Canada PR.

As the HCP stream of the OINP is aligned with the federal Express Entry system, the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score of the candidates is the primary deciding factor as to who is invited through the stream.

In the latest OINP draw on February 16, invitations were issued to HCP candidates that had their CRS scores between 453 and 467.


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Candidates considered in the latest OINP draw were those that could demonstrate work experience in any 1 of the 6 eligible National Occupational Classification [NOC] codes.

6 occupations targeted in February 16 OINP draw
NOC Code Occupation
0213 Computer and information systems managers
2147 Computer engineers
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers

Note. – An application will be refused if work experience in any of the eligible NOC codes is not demonstrated.

As per the OINP, a Canada immigration hopeful might apply to the HCP stream if they – [1] have received a Notification of Interest [NOI] on February 16, 2021, and [2] can demonstrate that their work experience is in any of the 6 targeted NOC codes.

OINP draws in 2021


Total invitations so far – 1,953

[1] Human Capital Priorities [HCP] stream: 1,469

[2] French-Speaking Skilled Worker [FSSW] stream: 146

[3] Skilled Trades [ST] stream: 338

Date of round of invitations Stream NOIs issued
January 13, 2021 ST 338
January 13, 2021 FSSW 146
February 2, 2021 HCP 283
February 16, 2021 HCP 1,186


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