OINP Express Entry Draw: 748 ITAs Issued for PR

The Fresh Ontario Express Entry Draw seeks to get as many as 748 applications for permanent residency in the Canada province of Ontario. The authorities released these Invitations to Apply (ITA) on July 6, 2023, to notify eligible candidates waiting in the express entry pool of the Human Capital Priorities, also known as Healthcare Program Stream.

Province NameOntario
Date of Latest DrawJuly 06, 2023
No of Invitations748
ProgramExpress Entry
StreamHuman Capital Priorities
TargetTech Occupation

The provincial nomination for invited Express Entry profiles must now be claimed within 45 days.

The good news is for candidates who have a provincial nomination certificate since it will directly add a maximum of 600 points to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score. These points can directly boost their eligibility and competitiveness, and make it easier for them to secure permanent resident status in Canada in the upcoming express entry draw.

Through the Latest OINP Express Entry Draw, the province has directly sent ITAs to candidates who created their express entry profile between July 6, 2022, to July 6, 2023.

Invited Profiles and CRS Cutoff

Candidates who have scored from 479 to 485 points in the comprehensive ranking system are eligible to apply under the express entry system of the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program.

The authority has specifically mentioned the targeted occupations with National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code. Nine Tech Occupations facing labor shortages in Ontario have been targeted in the latest Ontario express entry draw. 

Here are the 9 Tech Occupations along with their NOC Code

Targeted OccupationNational Occupational Classification (NOC) Code
Computer and information systems managersNOC 20012 
Data ScientistsNOC 21211
Database analysts and data administratorsNOC 21223
Computer systems developersNOC 21230
Software engineers and designersNOC 21231
Software developers and programmersNOC 21232
Web designersNOC 21233
Web developers and programmersNOC 21234
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)NOC 21311 

Are you eligible for Human Capital Priorities Stream?

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has an immigration track called Express Entry Human Capital Priorities.

It allows foreign workers with the necessary education, employment experience, and language skills to apply to live and work permanently in Ontario.

While you may apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence, you must have a valid account in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada\’s (IRCC) Express Entry system and obtain a Notification of Interest from Ontario.

You may apply if you fulfill Eligibility Criteria Human Capital Priorities Stream.

  1. You have a legitimate Express Entry profile for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
  2. You have a Canadian bachelor\’s, master\’s, or doctoral degree or an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) of a foreign degree that is equivalent.
  3. Having at least a CLB level 7 in either English or French (IELTS/CELPIP/TCF/TEF)
  4. sufficient settlement money, annual earnings from employment in Ontario,
  5. An employment offer from Ontario to support you and any dependent family members.
  6. Based on one or more of the following factors, the intention to live in Ontario
  • Working in Ontario or having worked there, 
  • Receiving a job offer, 
  • Applying for jobs,
  • Studying,
  • Volunteering, 
  • Renting or owning property, 
  • Having personal, familial, and professional networks and affiliations.

What is Ontario Immigration Nominee Program?

The province\’s scheme for economic immigration is called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Scheme (OINP). It collaborates with the Canadian government Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Foreign employees, foreign students, and individuals with the required education, training, and experience submit nomination requests to the OINP.

People with the knowledge and experience that the Ontario economy requires are identified by the OINP and nominated for permanent residency; nevertheless, the final decision to grant applications for permanent residence rests with the Government of Canada.

Highlights of Ontario Draws in 2023

In comparison to the previous record of 1,863 set in the OINP HCP Draw on May 5, 2023, for 9 Tech occupations, the preceding draw handed out a record 2,349 invitations to 42 healthcare professionals.

Since the start of 2023, OINP has already welcomed 8,499 Express Entry candidates in 7 HCP stream draws.

Date Number of NOIs CRS score rangeExpress Entry Profile datesNotes
July 6, 2023748479 – 485July 6, 2022 – July 6, 2023Targeted at 9 Tech occupations
May 8, 20232,349427-482May 8, 2022 – May 8, 2023Targeted at 42 Healthcare related occupations.
May 5, 20231,863475-482May 5, 2022 – May 5, 2023Targeted at 9 Tech occupations
March 10815479-489March 10, 2022 – March 10, 2023Targeted at 9 Tech occupations
March 8-9, 2023822469-489March 8, 2022 – March 9, 2023Targeted at 42 Healthcare related occupations.
February 2, 20231,127481-489February 2, 2022 – February 2, 2023Targeted at 9 Tech occupations
February 2, 2023775476-489February 2, 2022 – February 2, 2023Targeted at 42 Healthcare related occupations
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