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Published on : January 15, 2021
Canada is going full-steam as planned for 2021. British Columbia (BC PNP) conducted the Tech Pilot Draw recently alongside the Ontario (OINP) draw.
As promised, Canada seems to be all set to welcome 401,000 new immigrants this year. The provinces are gearing up to revive the economy despite the pandemic.
In the latest draws conducted by British Columbia and Ontario in January 2021, the BC PNP Tech Pilot draw issued ITAs while Ontario PNP invited Express Entry candidates.
The BC PNP draw addressed 80 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates. It is the second draw of the year for British Columbia.
The OINP issued invitations to 484 candidates of the Skilled Trades, and French-Speaking Skilled Workers streams from the Express Entry pool.
The latest BC PNP draw was held on the 12th of January 2021. Candidates in this Tech Pilot draw were selected from the technology sector under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams.
The candidates for selection required a minimum provincial score of 80 points.
The OINP draw was held on the 13th of January 2021. It is the first draw of the province in 2021 and invited candidates through two provincial immigration streams. Both these OINP streams were aligned with the Express Entry system.
OINP Draw of 13 January 2021
Number of Invitations
Minimum CRS Score
OINP - Express Entry - Skilled Trades
434 to 460 Points
OINP - Express Entry - French-Speaking Skilled Workers (FSSW)
456 to 460 Points
In this draw, candidates receiving the NOI had created their Express Entry profiles between 13 of January 2020 and 13 January 2021.
OINP searches the Express Entry pool for candidates presently living in the Ontario province. They should also be having a minimum of one year of full-time work experience, or equivalent in part-time work.
The skilled trade should also be listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under the NOC (National Occupational Classification) list of Canada.
All Express Entry candidates receiving provincial nominations get 600 additional points towards their CRS ranking score. They will get priority to receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
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