Ontario organized a PNP draw on May 5, 2023, that issued the highest-ever number of invitations in history. The latest OINP invited a total number of 1863 candidates who had submitted their profiles to Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream, exceeding the previous HCP draw held on March 10, 2023.
The recent Ontario Provincial Nominee Program invited candidates with profiles that were created between May 5, 2022, and May 5, 2023, with a score range of 475-482. This draw was a targeted draw for the Tech industry and invited candidates were required to have experience in certain National Occupation Classification (NOC).
Ontario PNP Select Process
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) uses an Expression of Interest (EOI) system to select candidates for its various streams. This is a points-based system where candidates are assigned a score based on factors such as language proficiency, education, work experience, and ties to Ontario.
Periodically, the Ontario PNP conducts draws to select candidates who meet the minimum score requirement for a particular stream. Candidates who are selected in a draw will receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination. However, meeting the minimum score requirement does not guarantee an invitation to apply as the selection process is competitive.
Ontario Conducted a Tech Draw
The tech industry is growing, exponentially and there is a major labour shortage in this sector. The Ontario government is familiar with the significance of this industry and has created the tech draw to invite more skilled workers to the province.
To qualify for the tech draw, candidates are required to have a profile in the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) and must own work experience in one of the mentioned NOCs: 2173, 2174, 2175, 2281, 2282, 2283, 2284, 2285, 5224, or 5241.
How to Improve Your Chances of Being Invited?
Candidates who looking to attain provincial nomination must make sure to have an up-to-date and accurate profile. They should also try to improve their scores in areas such as language proficiency, education, work experience, and ties to Ontario.
Candidates who have work experience in one of the NOCs listed for the Tech Draw should consider applying to the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream to be eligible for the next Tech Draw.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has conducted its highest-ever draw and issued 1,863 invitations to candidates with profiles that succumbed to Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. This draw was a targeted Tech Draw, and invited candidates were required to have work experience in certain National Occupation Classification (NOC). Candidates who wish to increase their chances of being invited must ensure that their profiles are up-to-date and accurate and try to improve their scores in areas such as language proficiency, education, work experience, and ties to Ontario.