Ontario yet again had a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) tech draw on May 13, 2020. 703 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The invitations were issued by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The candidates chosen had an experience in one of the following occupations in the technology sector:
- Web designers and developers NOC 2175
- Computer programmer and interactive media developers NOC 2174
- Software engineers and designers NOC 2173
- Database analysts and data administrators NOC 2172
- Computer engineers NOC 2147
- Computer and information systems managers NOC 0213
The interesting fact about this draw was that the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score needed to qualify for the invitation was further lowered. This time it was between 421 and 451, the lowest since the first draw conducted in July 2019.
As is the practice, Canada immigration will add 600 points to the CRS score if the invited candidate gets the provincial nomination. This can be utilized in a subsequent federal Express entry draw.
Candidates who got an invitation from Ontario or a Notification of Interest (NOI) must have eligibility for the Human Capital Priorities stream.
OINP conducts its Tech draws through the Human Capital Priorities stream. This allows OINP to find the best eligible candidates from the Federal Express Entry pool of candidate profiles.
To be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities Stream, the candidate must have a profile in the Express Entry pool but needn’t have a job offer.
Ontario PNP finds candidates with a minimum experience of a year in a continuous, fully paid job. Even those with an equivalent part-time job in one of the stipulated tech sector jobs are considered.
The COVID-19 restrictions have not affected the recruitment drives by tech companies in Canada, giving a boost to the Canada work visa.
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