OINP Tech Pilot draw records lowest ever CRS score of 421
On May 13, Ontario in its history-making Tech Draw invited 703 Express Entry (EE) applicants.
Undoubtedly, the latest draw is historic with the lowest ever CRS score requirement. Because 703 EE applicants who were selected required a CRS score between 421 and 451. As compared to the first tech draw in July 2019, the CRS score fell 46 points, after the Feb 13, tech pilot draw. Also, the selected applicants can now apply for provincial nomination for permanent residence in Canada.
All applicants who receive a nomination will receive an extra 600 CRS score against their EE profile. This surely increases their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.
If you received an invite in this draw:
- You must have a minimum of 1 year of work experience in one of the following sectors:
- Computer and information system managers
- Computer programmer and interactive media developers
- Software engineers and designers
- Computer engineers
- Web designers and developers
- Have an active EE profile.
- Meet the terms of OINP’s Human Capital Priorities stream
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) helps the province in selecting applicants who have the skills and experience to grow and benefit Ontario’s economy and labour market. OINP is linked to the federal Express Entry system. And in its Tech draws selects applicants from the Human Capital Priorities streams. To qualify, applicants did not need a job offer but they must have a valid EE profile.
The OINP Tech pilot aims to select applicants who have a minimum of 1 year, full-time, paid work experience or equal in part-time, in a tech sector job.