2021 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program updates

On February 16, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 453 and 467 and work experience in the NOC codes noted in the program update below.

List of targeted Notification of Interest (NOI) codes

  • 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)

To be eligible for nomination, applicants must demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes. Your application may be refused if you do not demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

Tech draws

The OINP will be searching the Express Entry pool to find candidates who may:

  • meet the criteria of the Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • have work experience in one of the targeted National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes

If OINP identify you in the pool, you will receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) in your IRCC online account. Receiving a NOI does not necessarily mean that you qualify for one of our streams. You are responsible for reviewing program guides to confirm your eligibility.

If you receive a Notification of Interest (NOI)

You may submit an online application to the OINP if you qualify under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. You must submit your application within 45 calendar days of receiving your NOI.

Your application will be processed and a decision to grant or refuse your application will be made in accordance with the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 and its regulations.

Notifications of interest issued in 2021 to date

  • Human Capital Priorities stream – 1,469
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream – 146
  • Skilled Trades stream – 338

Human Capital Priorities stream

Date/time issuedNumber issuedCRS score rangeProfiles created in Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada Express Entry systemNotes
February 16, 2021 8:20 a.m. EST1,186453-467February 16, 2020 – February 16, 2021Targeted draw – Tech draw
Please refer to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Tech Draw page for a list of targeted occupations
February 2, 2021 10:25 a.m. EST283466-467February 2, 2020 – February 2Targeted draw – Priority Occupations
Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

Date/time NOIs issuedNumber of NOIs issuedCRS score rangeProfiles created in IRCC’s

Express Entry system

January 13, 2021 11:25 a.m. EST146456-467January 13, 2020 – January 13, 2021

Skilled Trades Stream

Date/time NOIs issuedNumber of NOIs issuedCRS score rangeProfiles created in IRCC’s

Express Entry system

Notes
January 13, 2021 11:00 a.m. EST338434-460January 13, 2020 – January 13, 2021General Draw