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Ontario’s PNP Invites 772 Tech Workers In The Express Entry Pool

Ontario’s PNP Invites 772 Tech Workers In The Express Entry Pool

On October 15, Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) sent invitations to 772 IT professionals who had profiles in the Express Entry pool. So far this year, OINP has invited 4,420 tech workers through this stream.

The Oct. 15 targeted tech draw is part of OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Stream. What has many people excited about OINP’s targeted tech draws is that candidates do not require a job offer, or even experience in Ontario to be eligible. 

Oct 15 OINP tech draw results

Ontario sent invitations to 772 tech professionals already submitted to the federal Express Entry program. For the Oct. 15 draw, eligible candidates must have a CRS score between 462 and 470. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate work experience in one of the six occupations listed below:

  1. Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
  2. Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  3. Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
  4. Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
  5. Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
  6. Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)

If you receive a nomination from OINP for this draw you will get a notification on your IRCC online account. You will have 45 calendar days from the date you receive the Notification of Interest from Ontario to submit an application.

The processing fee is $1,500. This processing fee is in addition to the fees that you will need pay to complete the processing of your Express Entry application. For a single applicant, the federal government processing fees are approximately $1,325.

Not a tech worker? OINP has options for you too

Ontario doesn’t just select tech workers for their PNP program. OINP regularly selects candidates from the Express Entry pool who have experience in occupations that are in demand in the province

Ontario’s PNP is just another reason you should submit to the Express Entry pool. You can be selected by the federal government or by province. But every day you aren’t submitted to the pool, is a potential opportunity lost. 

Adam Pinsky

Adam Pinsky has a keen interest in all things immigration and has been working in the industry for 11 years.

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