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Ontario PNP Held Express Entry Draws For Human Capital Priorities Stream

Austin Campbell



Human Capital Priorities stream

On March 10, 2023, the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) immigration stream of Ontario held its targeted draw for Healthcare category. The draw issued EOIs to 815 candidates.

The draw invited candidates with an Express Entry profile that were created between March 10, 2022, and March 10, 2023, in its second Human Capital Priorities draw of 2023. Ontario also conducted Express Entry Human Capital priorities draw on March 9, invited a total of 822 applicants.

Highlights of the HCP Draw – Who Was Invited?

As stated above, the draw issued invitations to 815 candidates with a CRS score ranging between 479-489. The province conducted a targeted draw in which potential candidates required to have a job experience with regards to National Occupation Classification (NOC).

NOC CodeJob Category
20012Computer and information systems managers
21211Data Scientists
21223Database analysts and data administrators
21230Computer systems developers
21231Software engineers and designers
21232Software developers and programmers
21233Web designers
21234Web developers and programmers
21311Computer engineers

To find candidates that might qualify for one of Ontario’s Express Entry and Provincial PNP managed immigration streams, the province frequently searches the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry pool.

Eligibility for Human Capital Priorities Stream

You can apply under the Human Capital Priorities stream only:

  • If you got a Notification of Interest (NOI) on March 10, 2023;
  • Provide evidence that your employment history fell under one of the aforementioned qualifying National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes.
  • If you received a NOI in this HCP draw, you have 45 days to file an online application to the OINP.

A Guide to Immigrating to Ontario

OINP utilizes the Expression of Interest (EOI) system in order to determine which potential candidates meet the requirements and eligibility standards for the various immigration streams. Then, an Invitation to Apply (ITA) is issued to candidates.

An Invitation to Apply (ITA), however, does not automatically entitle you to one of the OINP streams. If you meet the requirements for the stream listed in your ITA and have obtained an ITA to apply for Canada PR updates, you may submit your application online.

After getting the invitation to apply, you have 14 days to submit your Canada PR application. The program manages five streams:

  • Foreign Worker Stream
  • International Student Stream
  • In-Demand Skills Stream
  • Masters Graduate Stream
  • Ph.D. Graduate Stream

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