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Posted on December 20 2022

Ontario PNP draw update: 936 candidates received NOIs under HCP stream

By  Editor
Updated September 01 2023

Highlights of Ontario PNP tech draw held on December 19, 2022

  • 936 immigration candidates were invited on December 19, 2022, in an Ontario PNP draw
  • It is a targeted draw and 936 Tech candidates were invited in this draw
  • Candidates having a CRS score ranging from 484-490 were invited in this draw
  • The chosen candidates were in occupations included in the list of targeted professions referred to by OINP
  • Candidates who received NOIs in this draw are eligible to apply for Canada PR

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Details of the OINP draw under HCP stream

On December 19, 2022, Ontario issued 936 invitations  under Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Let’s check out the essential details of the draw in which candidates were invited through the Human Capital Priorities Stream:

Date on which NOIs were issued

No. of NOIs issued Range of CRS score Profiles created in IRCC Express Entry system Notes
December 19, 2022 936 484-490 December 19, 2021 - December 19, 2022

Targeted draw - Tech draw involving targeted occupations

This was typically a Tech draw which means the candidates selected were professionals in the tech industry.

The following is the list of tech occupations under the NOC that OINP has approved for the selection of immigration candidates.


NOC 2021 (TEER)
Software engineers and designers


Computer programmers and interactive media developers

Computer engineers


Web designers and developers

Database analysts and data administrators


Computer and information systems managers


Human Capital Priorities Stream – Targeted Tech draws

The tech-specific draws conducted by OINP take place via the Human Capital Priorities Stream of the OINP, as it happened with this draw. This pathway allows those Canada immigration candidates with a profile in the Express Entry pool to apply for a visa to come and work in Ontario as a tech professional. There's a list of approved occupations in the tech sector that OINP uses to filter out eligible candidates who are resourceful and required to fill key job vacancies in the province. In 2022 till date, Ontario invited 4,012 candidates under the HCP stream.

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Eligibility criteria for Ontario’s HCP stream

To be eligible for applying under the Human Capital Priorities Stream, the following criteria have to be met whereby the candidate must have:

  • A profile that’s active under the Express Entry system, which must qualify for the economic immigration programs namely FSWP or CEC
  • A minimum work experience of one year in a full-time occupation in the past five years in case the candidate is applying under the FSWP (for those applying under the CEC, the number of years has to be three years)
  • A qualification that’s equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher in Canada
  • An intention to settle in Ontario
  • Language proficiency of at least CLB/NCLC level 7 in English/French
  • Proof of funds required to settle in Ontario
  • Minimum CRS score as the director determines under period draws

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