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Ontario's Invited 2118 Candidates

Ontario’s Invited 2118 Candidates: A Second HCP Draw

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) recently conducted its second draw of the week, targeting candidates under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream, particularly those with experience in the tech industry.

Key Details of Ontario’s Latest Draw

On February 8, 2024, Ontario issued invitations to 2,118 candidates, focusing on individuals with work experience in tech occupations. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score range for these invitations fell between 471 and 480. Only candidates who had profiles created in the Express Entry pool between February 8, 2023, and February 8, 2024, were considered.

Specific Occupations Targeted

Notably, only candidates with experience in certain tech occupations were eligible for invitations in this draw. These occupations include Data Scientists, Software Engineers, and Web Designers. A complete list of eligible occupations can be found in our detailed report.

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Application Process for Invited Candidates

If you received an invitation on February 8, 2024, you are eligible to apply for permanent residency under the OINP HCP stream. Invited candidates identified from the federal Express Entry pool will receive an invitation to apply in their Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) online account. Submitting a complete application within 45 days of receiving the invitation is crucial.

OINP’s Selection Process and Future Draws

The OINP regularly searches the federal Express Entry pool to identify potential candidates. Draws under the Ontario PNP are typically conducted weekly, with occasional exceptions. The next Ontario PNP Express Entry draw is anticipated to take place on February 15, 2024.

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Processing Timelines

Applications submitted under the OINP HCP stream are currently processed within 10 to 12 months.

Ontario’s recent draw underscores the province’s commitment to attracting skilled workers, particularly those in the technology sector, through its immigrant nominee program. For individuals who have received invitations, it is imperative to adhere to the application guidelines and timelines provided by the OINP to facilitate a smooth immigration process. As Ontario continues to seek talent from around the world, prospective candidates should stay informed about future draws and eligibility criteria to maximize their chances of success.

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