Ontario conducted a new tech-related draw held Thursday, August 1 issuing 1,773 invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of the six tech occupations. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this draw was CRS 435.
The tech draw targeted Express Entry candidates in one of the six tech occupations:
This was the second Ontario Tech draw since their introduction in early July and till now a total of 3,396 Express Entry candidates have received invitations or Notifications of Interests (NOIs).
Tech Draw searches the Federal Express Entry pool candidates having an experience in tech occupations to apply for provincial nomination. More than 80,000 tech jobs have been created in Ontario’s capital city, Toronto alone in the last five years, according to the 2019 CBRE Scoring Tech Talent Report.
Ontario is known as the most commercialized province of Canada which is home to major tech hubs like Toronto, Ottawa, and Waterloo. Tech draws are designed to meet the growing labour needs in the sector.
The selected Ontario candidates are now eligible to receive an additional 600 point towards their total Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
To be considered for an invitation from Ontario, candidates must first submit an Express Entry profile.
Tech draws are conducted through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream managed under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) that allows the province to select eligible Express Entry candidates. A job offer is not required in this stream to become eligible for OINP.
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