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Ontario Invites 4,552 in 3 Draws held under the Canadian PNP

Published on : February 9, 2024

Canada’s Ontario province holds another round of invitations within two days.

On February 8, 2024, Ontario issued 4,552 invitations in three separate draws held within the same day. Those invited had created their profiles in the online portal of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Ontario runs its own program under the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The previous OINP draw was held on February 7, 2024.

In the latest round of invitations, candidates were invited through two Ontario immigration pathways.

Ontario PNP Invitations on February 8, 2024


Who was invited?

Minimum score needed

Number of invitations

Employer Job Offer: International Student stream

General draw

EOI 78 and above


Targeted draw for occupations under -

●     Health

●     Tech

EOI 73 and above


Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

Tech occupations

CRS 471 to 480


Total invitations



Ontario PNP runs two types of streams -

  • Linked with Express Entry. A score requirement based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Selected candidates get notifications of interest (NOIs).
  • Running independently. These have a score requirement based on the expression of interest (EOI) score. Invitations to apply (ITAs) are issued to selected candidates.

Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream is among the three OINP streams linked with the Express Entry system. PNPs are run by individual provinces. These nominate candidates to the federal government. Canadian permanent residency is granted by the Canadian Government through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

What were the tech occupations targeted by Ontario PNP?

The latest draw by Ontario PNP targeted 15 tech occupations.

Ontario PNP Draw | Targeted Tech Occupations

Occupation Code


NOC 20012

Computer and information systems managers

NOC 21211

Data Scientists

NOC 21220

Cybersecurity specialists

NOC 21221

Business systems specialists

NOC 21222

Information systems specialists

NOC 21223

Database analysts and data administrators

NOC 21230

Computer systems developers and programmers

NOC 21231

Software engineers and designers

NOC 21232

Software developers and programmers

NOC 21233

Web designers

NOC 21234

Web developers and programmers

NOC 21311

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

NOC 22220

Computer network technicians

NOC 22221

User support technicians

NOC 22222

Information systems testing technicians


Which were the healthcare occupations targeted by Ontario PNP?

42 healthcare occupations were targeted. These were the same as on the last draw on February 6, 2024.

Ontario remains a top destination for immigrants to settle in Canada. The province offers diverse employment opportunities with a minimum wage rate of CAD 15.50 per hour (around INR 956 per hour).

Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are the main ways to settle in Canada.

Get complete details on the process, funds requirement, and timelines. Contact Kansas Overseas today.

Topics: Canada




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