OINP Tech draw May 13, 2020
Issuing of 703 NOIs under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
On May 13, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 703 targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates with Canadian work experience who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream.
The OINP targeted Express Entry candidates with a CRS score between 421 and 451, and work experience in one of the following NOC codes:
Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
It should be pointed out that this CRS requirement is the lowest in the program’s history since its first draw held in July 2019. Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score.
Candidates need to have a profile in the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry pool.
No job offer is required
At least one year of continuous paid FT work experience or the equivalent in paid PT works in one of the 6 targeted NOC codes.
How are eligible occupations chosen?
Ontario is helping to make it easier for businesses in the technology sector to recruit top talent from around the world through the Human Capital Priorities stream. The OINP engage with stakeholders across the Province through a survey and face to face consultations in order to ensure that this initiative meets the needs of Ontario employers. The latter give their feedback on their current labor needs and hiring practices which also include their need for specific communication technology skills and occupations.
Some of the Canadian Tech companies are currently hiring candidates despite the COVID-19 pandemic to aid the economic expansion of the Country.