Ontario Conducts Its First Tech Draw Of 2020 With 954 Invitations
On January 15, 2020, the Canadian province of Ontario released its Tech Draw and issued 954 invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience in six tech occupations. . All the candidates who are awarded with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score ranging between 460 and 472 received the NOIs through the draw to apply for provincial nomination.
Undoubtedly, Ontario is a great place to live and work. Tech companies in the province alone created multiple jobs for immigrants. So, in the summer of 2019, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) decided to conduct its tech draw for express entry candidates to meet the needs of the tech sector.
OINP’s express-entry linked Human Capital Priorities immigration stream conduct these draws and select candidates from Express Entry pool. Application from three economic immigration categories, Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Trades Worker Class, and Canadian Experience Class get collected in the pool for Canada PR.
Eligibility for Ontario’s Tech draw:
An applicant must have an express entry profile in any of three economic categories of the Federal Express entry system
He/she must have at least one year of continuous paid full-time work experience (or the equivalent in paid part-time work) in one of the following six tech occupations:
- Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
- Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
- Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
- Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
- Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
- Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
He/she must qualify the minimum Cut-off for the draw
Note: There is no minimum requirement for the job offer for Ontario’s Tech draw
So if you want to consider your profile for a tech draw invitation, so you must have a profile in Express entry program. Based on the factors like age, work experience, language proficiency, education, your profile is evaluated against others in the pool and assigned a CRS score. In case, you qualify the range of Cut-off, you will receive a provincial nomination for PR. A provincial nomination grants an additional 600 points towards express entry score, which enhances your chances of getting an invitation through Express entry draw.
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