Ontario invites 772 in latest OINP Tech Draw on 15th October 2020

October 15, 2020

Tech Draw: Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On October 15, 2020, 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 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

A total of 772 principal applicants received NOIs from the Tech Draw. Express Entry candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 462 to 470 in order to be invited. They also needed to have work experience in one of the following occupations:

Tech Draw: Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On October 15, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream

You may apply to the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream if you:

  • receive a notification of interest on October 15, 2020
  • can demonstrate your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below

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

We will post the comprehensive ranking system range of the draw on the Express Entry Notifications of Interest page on October 15, 2020. The OINP will target candidates with work experience in the following NOC codes:

The 6 NOC codes targeted in the October 15 OINP draw –

NOC Code Description
0213 Computer and information systems managers
2147 Computer engineers
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

Ontario PNP Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates did not need a job offer to receive an invitation, but they needed at least one year of work experience in one of these tech occupations.

They also needed to have a profile in the Express Entry system.

People who received the NOI from Ontario now have 45 calendar days to submit their application for the provincial nomination.

If they are awarded the nomination from Ontario they will automatically get an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall CRS score. This award will ensure that they receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

This is Ontario’s fourth Tech Draw of the year. The one on July 29 was the biggest Tech Draw so far in 2020, when 1,288 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Notifications of interest issued by the OINP in 2020 so far

Human Capital Priorities Stream 5,605
French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream    692
Skilled Trades Stream    948

How to get invited for an Ontario Tech Draw

The first step to become eligible for an invitation through the OINP Tech draw is to create a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system.

The OINP Tech Draws pull from the Express Entry pool of candidates, inviting eligible tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination from Ontario.