Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OINP)

Ontario Tech Draw in 2021 Invites 1,186 Express Entry Candidates

Published on : February 17, 2021


Key Highlights:

  • Overview
  • OINP Tech Draw
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Add 600 CRS Points
  • First OINP Tech Draw
  • Notifications in 2021 
  • OINP Tech Draw Invite


OINP invites 1,186 Express Entry candidates in the first round of tech draw held this year. These candidates had work experience in one of the six tech occupations.

This latest tech draw was held on 16 February 2021 that invited candidates with work experience in the tech sector to apply for OINP provincial nomination

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

OINP in this new tech draw issued invitations to Express Entry pool candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores ranging from 453 to 467 points

These candidates may be eligible for provincial nomination under the Human Capital Priorities stream.

Eligibility Criteria

Selected candidates in this category will need to demonstrate having eligible work experience in any targeted occupations. Here is a list of six occupations enlisted in this draw.


NOC Code

Computer & Information Systems Manager

NOC 0213

Computer Engineers

NOC 2147

Database Analysts & Data Administrators

NOC 2172

Software Engineers & Designers

NOC 2173

Computer Programmer & Interactive Media Developers

NOC 2174

Web Designers & Developers

NOC 2175


All candidates receiving an invitation have 45 calendar days to submit their PNP applications for approval.

Additional 600 CRS Points

Candidates receiving a provincial nomination from Ontario will get additional 600 CRS points towards their overall Express Entry profile score

It will guarantee that they would receive an invitation to apply in a subsequent Express Entry round.

First OINP Tech Draw

It is the first OINP tech draw of the year. The Human Capital Priorities draw before this had invited Express Entry candidates in finance and health occupations. 

Notifications Issued in 2021


Number of Invites

Human Capital Priorities Stream

1,469 ITAs

French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

146 ITAs

Skilled Trades Stream

338 ITAs


Get an OINP Tech Draw Invitation

The first step towards getting an OINP tech draw invitation is to create an Express Entry profile. 

Express Entry is an application management system for the three economic-class immigration programs. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) are the three.

All Express Entry candidates are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores. The scoring system is based on age, education, work experience, English or French proficiency, and other factors.

The OINP tech draws pull candidates from the Express Entry pool. They invite eligible tech workers to apply for provincial nomination.

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