On August 1st, Ontario province issue 1,773 invitations to apply for permanent residence. This draw was targeted at candidates who had ample work experience in one of the six tech occupations and CRS scores points as low as 435. This was the second Tech draw aimed at this occupation since it’s the introduction in early July and a total of 3, 396 invitations have been issued to candidates that match these criteria.
Ontario is home to several of Canada’s major tech centres, notably those in the cities of Ottawa, Toronto, and Waterloo, and Tech Draws are aimed to meet the ever-increasing labour needs in the sector.
In the last five (5) Years alone, over 80,000 tech jobs have been created in the Toronto city of Ontario, according to the 2019 CBRE Scoring Tech Talent Report.
What is the Express Entry?
The Canada Express Entry system is by far the major pathways to get invitations to apply for permanent residence. Its popularity is firmly established and rooted in the way it fast-tracks the application process. Through express entry program, you could obtain speedy Canada PR in as little as six months.
The Express Entry system allows candidates to pursue Canadian permanent resident if they are qualified for the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class. An employment offer is not required to apply in the Express Entry system.
All candidates in the Express Entry pool are allotted points in the CRS and the highest-scoring applicants get invitations to apply for permanent residence via regular draws from the pool.
In order to stand a chance to get an invitation from Ontario, candidates must first submit an Express Entry profile.
Eligible Candidates In The Latest Ontario Draw
Applicants who were issued with invitations in the latest Express Entry draw were picked from the Federal Express Entry Pool of Canada. This system allows Ontario to nominate candidates within that pool who have the necessary educational qualifications, skills and experience in the tech sector to meet the demands of the labour market.
Particularly, in the group of applicants who gets invitations, some had a CRS score of as low as 435. The Cumulative ranking system score is a ranking system set in place to determine the eligibility of candidates wishing to apply for Canadian permanent residence based on a list of criteria.
The number of points you possess in each of the categories determines your CRS Score. The higher your score, the better your chances of getting a provincial nomination or an Invitations to Apply for permanent residence, to which you will have Sixty (60) days to respond. When a province targets it’s Express Entry draws at certain occupations, it possibly allows for those who may not have the highest score but possess the required skills, to receive invitations to apply for permanent residence in a specific province in Canada.
The Six (6) Tech Occupations That Were the Target of the Recent Ontario Express Entry Draw
The most recent tech draw in Ontario was aimed towards immigrants who were in the Federal Express Entry pool and were also skilled in one of six (6) tech professions. Those occupations are namely:
- Computer engineers,
- Database analysts and data administrators,
- Software Engineers and designers,
- Computer and information systems managers,
- Web designers and developers (Computer programmers),
- And interactive media developers.