Ontario PNP Holds Second Draw of the Week, Inviting 815 Express Entry Profile

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  • March 11, 2023

On March 10, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), also known as the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), selected 815 candidates from the Express Entry pool in the second draw of the week.

This draw was conducted under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream and targeted 9 tech-related occupations, in contrast to the previous day’s draw which invited healthcare occupations.

The draw considered Express Entry profiles created between March 10, 2022, and March 10, 2023. Only profiles with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 479-489 in below  National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes were invited.

  1. Computer and information systems managers – NOC 20012
  2. Data Scientists – NOC 21211
  3. Database analysts and data administrators – NOC 21223
  4. Computer systems developers and programmers – NOC 21230
  5. Software engineers and designers – NOC 21231
  6. Software developers and programmers – NOC 21232
  7. Web designers – NOC 21233
  8. Web developers and programmers – NOC 21234
  9. Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) – NOC 21311

Compared to the previous HCP Tech-targeted draw on February 2, 2023, the lower end of the CRS cutoff score decreased by only 2 points.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) continuously assesses the Express Entry pool and selects profiles with in-demand professions (NOC codes) for direct provincial nomination. Successful profiles receive 600 bonus points for this nomination.

Individuals do not need to register their profiles separately with Ontario to be eligible for the Human Capital Priority stream.


General eligibility requirements for the Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream include:

  • Having a valid Express Entry profile under the Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Holding a Canadian bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree, or an equivalent Education Credential Assessment
  • Having a minimum proficiency level of CLB 7 or higher in English or French
  • Having sufficient settlement funds to support yourself and your dependent family members, or annual earnings from ongoing employment in Ontario or a job offer in Ontario
  • Intending to live in Ontario, assessed based on various factors including working or have worked in Ontario, obtaining job offers or applying/interviewing for jobs, studying, volunteering, leasing or owning property, visiting, having professional networks and affiliations, family ties, and personal relationships.



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