The Ontario province has announced the new plans for nominating Express Entry candidates with work experience in the technology-related occupation for Canadian Permanent Residence.
The Ontario Government previously announced that it will introduce a dedicated stream for tech workers, instead, it will hold targeted draws for Express Entry candidates with work experience in six tech-related occupations through its existing Human Capital Priorities Stream. This province is the most popular destination for new permanent residents of Canada admitted through Express Entry System. In2018, 65% of new immigrants admitted through Express Entry had Ontario as their destination province.
The new tech draws will focus on Ontario employer needs. The province is currently facing a shortage of tech workers and it is estimated that up to 220,000 skilled workers will be needed in Canada’s Information and Communication Technology Sector by 2021.
The OINP tech draws will target applicant express entry profile having relevant work experience in one of six targeted occupations:
The candidates will be invited through Human Capital Priority Stream that does not require a job offer.
The Federal Government decides the annual nomination allocation for Provincial Nominee Program. The immigration intake for 2019 is fixed at 6,900.
The admissions of the new permanent resident will continue to grow in 2020 and 2021.
For further information related to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and other programs, it is suggested to fill the Canada Immigration Assessment Form.