Big News! Ontario Conducts the Largest Tech Draw of 2019 and Invites 1,773 Applicants

Many of our customers expect provincial openings in the weeks when a Federal draw doesn’t happen. PNPs carry hopes of hundreds of aspirants who wish to migrate to Canada. If you’re one of them, the beginning of August has brought many favourable updates. One of such is Ontario Conducts Largest Tech Draw, let’s take a look!

Ontario Invites 1,773 Candidates in the Express Entry Pool with a Minimum CRS 435

One of Ontario’s largest draws in 2019 (so far) and the cut-off is far below the Federal entry minimum score. Many of our customers were eligible to be one of the 1,773 selected applicants to receive an invitation from Ontario, Canada.

What Ontario nomination looks like!

The province of Ontario never disappoints migrants as it frequently makes changes and reforms new or old migration pathways to attract more skilled candidates. Thanks to that, On 1st August 2019, the provincial PNP conducted its second TECH draw. It targeted the following tech-related occupations in this round.

  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)

What has changed from the 1st tech draw?

– The number of invitations has increased from 1,600 to 1,773.

– The minimum cut-off dropped even more i.e. 439 to 435.

– In both the draws, same occupations were targeted by Ontario PNP.

Looking at the statistics, we can expect the minimum points to come down to 430 in future. The number of invitations may increase as well. WERE YOU IN THE POOL?

In the 2nd Tech draw, what did these applicants do to get an invitation?

As OINP Tech Draws are conducted through the province’s Human Capital Priorities immigration stream, all applicants need to be in EE to get selected. Because this stream is linked with the Federal pool and invites skilled applicants from there.

If you have experience in any of the targeted occupations, you need to enter the pool as soon as possible. From July, in a very short amount of time, Ontario has already invited a total of  3,396 Express Entry candidates. 

Every province has an annual quota. Although Ontario has a history of inviting an additional few hundred applicants at the end of the year, we can’t be too sure to delay and take the risk. So let’s not wait for Ontario to finish the quota before we get a chance.

If you’re already in the pool, be prepared with the right documents. Keep in touch with your Case Manager for the PNP updates. If you’re eligible, we will process your application without any additional cost. 

As you can see the minimum cut-off is ranging from 435-440, if you have a lower score, let’s try to increase it. 

If your occupations do not belong to any of the mentioned NOCs, no need to worry. Ontario conducts draws that targets a wide range of occupations. You can be the first ones to get an invitation by entering the pool. 

Here is a post to understand Ontario PNP selection points!

Bonus Update*

New Brunswick is Currently Accepting Applications!

Good news! The province of New Brunswick is currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from individuals.

New Brunswick invites candidates directly from the federal Express Entry pool in response to provincial labour-market needs. As one of the provinces with the fastest ageing population, the province has started the process by selecting candidates who are already living and working in the province. 

When they no longer find the candidates from inside of Canada, they will turn to the overseas applicants with or without a job offer, a common pattern which was adapted by provinces like Ontario, PEI in the past. Find more information here!

Or call us now to explore the opportunity for New Brunswick, Ontario or any other PNPs. 

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