Now that 2021 is coming to an end, Canadian provinces are organizing their last few draws of the year. Canada’s aim this year was to boost immigration after the pandemic spoiled 2020 immigration plans. The country has so far been successful in its efforts, and the provinces have contributed handsomely to the success.
The province of Ontario held its latest draw via the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on October 27. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a popular immigration solution for skilled workers who can fill the labor gaps in particular provinces and territories of Canada. They are chosen by the provinces from the Express Entry pool and invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
Details of the draw
The latest Ontario PNP issued a whopping 1,406 invitations on October 27 to eligible Express Entry candidates. All the selected candidates were tech professionals with experience in one of the six tech occupations listed by the province. The CRS score requirement ranged between 455 and 467.
The province focused on candidates who might fulfill the eligibility requirements for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. They were required to have an existing profile in the Express Entry system.
For this draw, Ontario gave preference to candidates who had work experience lasting a year or more in any of the following professions:
- Database analysts and data administrators
- Computer programmer and interactive media developers
- Computer and information systems managers
- Web designers and developers
- Software engineers and designers
- Computer engineers
It is important to note that this draw was the largest one to be held by Ontario in 2021.