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Ontario invites 668 EE candidates in latest Tech Draw

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

On December 15, 2020 at 9:58 am EST, the province of Ontario in Canada held its latest round of invitations under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program [OINP], issuing “targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities [HCP] stream.”

The previous OINP draw was held on November 12, 2020.

A total of 668 Canadian immigration candidates have received invitations in the latest December 15 OINP draw.

In addition to their occupation coming under any of the 6 targeted National Occupational Classification [NOC] codes, their Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score was also required to be between 460 and 468.

Express Entry candidates that have received Notifications of Interest [NOI] can now proceed to submitting their complete applications for a PNP nomination through Ontario.

The CRS requirement has dropped from the CRS score range 469 and 477 required in the previous November 12 HCP draw.

CRS – with a maximum score of 1,200 – is used for the purposes of ranking the profiles in the Express Entry pool. Of the allotted points, while 600 are for human capital factors [age, education, work experience etc.], another 600 come under additional points.

A nomination from any provincial or territorial government under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada gets an Express Entry candidate 600 additional CRS points, thereby guaranteeing that they would be invited in the next federal draw. 

As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC], “To apply for permanent residence under Express Entry, you must first be invited to apply. If we invite you to apply, you will get a message in your account. You can then apply online.”

Overview of the OINP’s December 15 round of invitations

Stream NOIs issued CRS score range Occupations targeted 
Human Capital Priorities [HCP] stream 668 460 to 468
  • NOC 0213 – Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 2147 – Computer engineers
  • NOC 2172 – Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 2173 – Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 2174 – Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • NOC 2175 – Web designers and developers

One of the ‘streams’ or immigration pathways under the OINP, Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream provides foreign workers – with the required education, language abilities, and skilled work experience – to apply for living and working in Ontario permanently.

In order to receive an invitation from the OINP through the HCP stream, the candidate must –

Have a valid Express Entry profile
Receive a NOI from the OINP

If the application is successful, the candidate will receive an OINP Certificate of Nomination as well as a Nomination Approval Letter, details of which will have to be entered into the Express Entry system.

Total invitations issued by the OINP in 2020 so far

Human Capital Priorities Stream 6,716
French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream    902
Skilled Trades Stream  1,464
TOTAL NOIs in 2020 9,082

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