In the third Tech draw that Ontario conducted in 2020 on July 29, invitations were sent to immigration candidates with work experience in any of the following 6 in-demand occupations:
- Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
- Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
- Computer programmer and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
- Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
- Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
- Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
This draw was the largest conducted this year by the OINP with 1,288 invitations sent to candidates who may be eligible for the Express Entry (EE) HCP stream. They had to have a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score between 463 and 477 points to get invited.
These candidates had no need to have a job offer to get an invitation. However, the needed work experience of at least a year in any of the 6 occupations mentioned above. Besides this, they needed to have a profile in the Express Entry system.
Those who got the NOI (Notification of Interest) from Ontario must submit their application for a provincial nomination within 45 calendar days.
It they get nomination from Ontario, they will be awarded 600 extra points to their original CRS score. That will effectively ensure that they will get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence in an upcoming federal Express Entry draw.
To get an invitation from Ontario, through the OINP Tech draw, firstly the candidate must create a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system. The Express Entry system manages candidate applications for 3 federal economic-class immigration programs namely:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
Express Entry candidates are given ranks in accordance with the CRS. This will be done based on factors like age, education, work experience and proficiency in English or French languages.
Eligible tech workers from among those candidates are selected by OINP via its Tech draws. They are invited to apply for a provincial nomination from Ontario. After finishing the process, the candidates are given the chance to settle in Ontario with their careers in technology.
Ontario’s tech draw is an attempt made using Canada immigration system to make it easier for the tech businesses in the province to find and recruit top talent from all parts of the world.
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