Ontario PNP issues invitations to Express Entry candidates
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Ontario PNP issues invitations to Express Entry candidates during a new Tech Draw

Robert Cannon



Canadian Express Entry For Immigration

The pandemic has not kept Canadian provinces from continuing their immigration endeavors.
Ontario organized a Tech Draw on July 29 and invited Express Entry candidates. The recipients will now be able to apply for a provincial nomination.

Details of the draw:

This was Ontario’s third Tech Draw this year. The purpose of these draws is to invite immigration candidates with work experience in any of the six in-demand occupations of the province.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) organized its largest draw of 2020 on July 29. The province issued a total of 1,288 invitations, and they were given to candidates who could be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities stream under Express Entry. It was mandatory for the selected candidates to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score ranging from 463 to 477 in order to be invited.



It was not compulsory for the candidates to have a job offer to qualify for an invitation, but they needed to have a year of work experience in any of the following occupations:

  • Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
  • Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
  • Computer programmer/ interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
  • Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
  • Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
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What to do now?

The people who qualified for the Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario will be able to submit an application for provincial nomination within the next 45 calendar days. If they manage to secure the nomination, they will have an additional 600 CRS points added to their overall score. This award almost guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence during the next draw.

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