- Candidates Invited
- Human Capital Priorities Stream
Yesterday, the Canadian province of Ontario invited a total of 1,406 Express Entry candidates with a tech background to apply for a provincial nomination under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
The candidates invited by the province had to be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities Stream, registered a profile in the Express Entry System and have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 455 and 467.
Moreover, they needed to have at least one year of previous work experience in any of the following occupations:
- Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213);
- Computer engineers (NOC 2147);
- Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172);
- Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173);
- Computer programmer and interactive media developers (NOC 2174); or
- Web designers and developers (NOC 2175).
According to the official website of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the candidates who cannot prove their work experience in any of these occupations will be rejected.
The invited candidates also had to submit their Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA) so that the province could verify that their education is equivalent to a Canadian degree.
Human Capital Priorities Stream
The Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario is directly linked to the federal Express Entry system. Under this stream, the province issues a Notification of Interest to candidates in the Express Entry pool who seem a good fit for its economy.
The candidates must then apply for a provincial nomination, which, if successful, guarantees them to be invited for permanent residence in the country.