Ontario PNP invites Express Entry candidates in new Tech Draw

July 29, 2020

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held its largest draw of the year on July 29. A total of 1,288 invitations went to candidates who may be eligible for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. They needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 463 and 477 in order to be invited.

Though candidates did not need a job offer to receive an invitation, they needed at least one year of work experience in one of the following occupations:

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

They also needed to have a profile in the Express Entry system.

If you receive an Notification of Interest (NOI)

You may submit an online application to the OINP if you qualify under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. You must submit your application within 45 calendar days of receiving your NOI.

Your application will be processed and a decision to grant or refuse your application will be made in accordance with theOntario Immigration Act, 2015 and its regulations.

NOIs issued in 2020 to date

  • Human Capital Priorities Stream – 4,130
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream – 692
  • Skilled Trades Stream – 948

Human Capital Priorities Stream

Date/time NOIs issuedNumber of NOIs issuedProfiles created in IRCC’s Express Entry systemCRS score rangeNotes
July 29, 2020 10:00 am EST1288July 29, 2019 – July 29, 2020463 – 477Targeted draw – Tech Draw
June 3, 2020 12:17 pm EST167June 3, 2019 – June 3, 2020358 – 439Targeted draw to candidates with one year or more of Canadian experience – Priority Occupations
June 3, 2020 1:00 pm EST532June 3, 2019 – June 3, 2020471 – 500Targeted draw to candidates with one year or more of foreign experience – Priority Occupations
May 13, 2020 10:24 am EST703May 13, 2019 – May 13, 2020421-451Targeted draw – Tech Draw
February 13, 2020 9:00 am EST486February 13, 2019 – February 13, 2020467-471Targeted draw – Priority Occupations
January 15, 2020 10:00 am EST954January 15, 2019 – January 15, 2020460-472Targeted draw – Tech Draw

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

Date/time NOIs issuedNumber of NOIs issuedProfiles created in IRCC’s Express Entry system
June 18, 2020 11:45 am EST143June 18, 2019 – June 18, 2020
April 30, 2020 11:15 am EST307April 30, 2019 – April 30, 2020
January 9, 2020 9:20 a.m. EST242January 9, 2019 – January 9, 2020

Skilled Trades Stream

Date/time NOIs issuedNumber of NOIs issuedProfiles created in IRCC’s Express Entry systemNotes
June 17, 2020
1:46 pm EST
758June 17, 2019 –
June 17, 2020
General Draw
April 29, 2020
11:38 a.m. EST
190April 29, 2019 –
April 29, 2020
Targeted draw – Priority Occupations