Human Capital Priorities Stream under Ontario Express Entry.

Human Capital Priorities Stream under Ontario Express Entry.

To Get an invitation from ontario under this popular Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) stream, candidates must qualify for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) federal Express Entry pool under either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates may not apply directly to this stream. Instead, they must first receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from the OINP based on their Express Entry profile.  

 

The OINP searches the Express Entry pool and identifies potential candidates who:

 Candidates identified by the OINP will receive an NOI, which will invite them to apply online to the OINP for nomination under the Human Capital Priorities Stream. From this point, selected candidates have just 45 calendar days to apply to the OINP under this stream. It is important to note that applications submitted outside the 45 calendar days will not be processed. If their application is approved, candidates will be notified of their nomination by the OINP, which they can accept and use to apply to IRCC for permanent residence.  

 

OINP Tech Draws

The OINP uses the Human Capital Priorities Stream to conduct occasional draws for Express Entry candidates who meet the stream’s minimum eligibility requirements and have work experience in one of the following six tech-sector occupations.
 

  • Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
  • Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
  • Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)

 Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Human Capital Priorities Stream 

 

 To be eligible under the Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream, candidates must:

 

  • Meet the stream’s work experience requirements;
  • Have a Canadian Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree OR an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report produced by a designated organization indicating that the foreign education credential is equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD; he ECA report must not be more than five years old as of the date of applying to the OINP. 
  • Language proficiency must be proved by test results from one of the following designated testing agencies taken within the two years prior to submitting the application to the OINP:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (General Training Test only) or Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) (General Test only) for English
  • Have obtained a minimum CRS score under the Express Entry system
  • Meet the additional criteria under either the FSWP or CEC; and
  • Possess sufficient funds to cover settlement costs in Ontario. 

 

 

Human Capital Priorities Application Process

Applicants must have received a NOI from Ontario through their Express Entry profile in order to apply through this stream. A NOI is valid for 45 calendar days, which means that an application to the OINP must be submitted within 45 days. 

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who have been issued a NOI are advised to become acquainted with the document checklist in advance and prepare accordingly. 

Process Overview

  • Step 1: Satisfy eligibility criteria of the Federal Skilled Worker Class or the Canadian Experience Class.
  • Step 2: Create an Express Entry profile.
  • Step 3: OINP identifies candidates in the Express Entry pool.
  • Step 4: Receive a NOI from the OINP.
  • Step 5: Apply to the OINP under the Human Capital Priorities Stream within 45 calendar days after receiving a NOI from Ontario.
  • Step 6: If nominated, candidates obtain a Nomination Approval Letter and an OINP Certificate of Nomination by email. Candidates have 30 calendar days to accept the nomination in the Express Entry system.
  • Step 7: If a nomination is accepted, Express Entry candidates are awarded an additional 600 CRS points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a future draw from the pool.
  • Step 8: Submit an application for Canadian permanent residence to IRCC within 60 days of receiving the ITA.

 

Invitation History

Ontario is issuing NOIs on a regular basis to eligible candidates who have the minimum CRS score as determined by the director. The table below reveals details of recent rounds of invitations:

Date of announcement

Number of invitations issued

CRS Score range

Date & time of portal search

Date Express Entry profile was submitted

June 3, 2020 (targeted draw – priority occupations)

532

471-500

N/A

June 3, 2019, to June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020 (targeted draw – priority occupations)

167

358-439

N/A

June 3, 2019, to June 3, 2020

May 13, 2020 (Tech Draw)

703

421-451

N/A

May 13, 2019, to May 13, 2020

February 13, 2020 (targeted draw – priority occupations)

486

467-471

N/A

February 13, 2019, to February 13, 2020

January 15, 2020 (Tech Draw)

954

460-472

N/A

January 15, 2019, to January 15, 2020

August 15, 2019 (targeted draw – priority occupations)

997

439-465

N/A

August 15, 2018, to August 15, 2019

August 1, 2019 (Tech Draw)

1,773

435-458

N/A

August 1, 2018, to August 1, 2019

July 12, 2019 (Tech Draw)

1,623

439-459

N/A

July 12, 2018, to July 12, 2019

May 31, 2019

1,072

439-469

N/A

May 31, 2018, to May 31, 2019

January 14, 2019

1,493

439-448

N/A

January 14, 2018, to January 14, 2019

November 26, 2018*

185

350-439

November 26, 2018, at 1:13 PM EST

January 1, 2018, to November 26, 2018

August 9, 2018*

947

350-439

n/a

January 1, 2018, to August 9, 2018

March 28, 2018**

299

351-446

March 26, 2018, at 4 PM EST

January 1, 2018, to March 26, 2018

March 28, 2018*

480

351-446

March 26, 2018, at 2 PM EST

January 1, 2018, to March 26, 2018 

February 27, 2018

511

441-443

February 26, 2018, at 2:00 PM EST

January 1, 2018, to February 22, 2018

February 13, 2018

488

435-441

February 12, 2018, at 2:30 PM EST

January 1, 2018, to February 8, 2018, at 4PM EST

February 8, 2018

89

433-444

January 25, 2018, at 2:15 PM EST

January 1, 2018, to January 25, 2018

January 26, 2018

380

433-444

January 25, 2018, at 2:15 PM EST

January 1, 2018, to January 25, 2018

January 23, 2018

340

440-446

January 19, 2018, at 3:00 PM EST

January 1, 2018, to January 19, 2018

 

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