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Ontario PNP releases priority occupations list for Express Entry candidates

Since June 4th, 2017, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is looking to target candidates in the Information and Communications Technology sector with work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • NOC 0131: Telecommunication Carriers Managers

  • NOC 0213: Computer and Information Systems Managers

  • NOC 2133: Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • NOC 2147: Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)

  • NOC 2171: Information Systems Analysts and Consultants

  • NOC 2172: Database Analysts and Data Administrators

  • NOC 2173: Software Engineers and Designers

  • NOC 2174: Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers

  • NOC 2175: Web Designers and Developers

  • NOC 2241: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians

  • NOC 2281: Computer Network Technicians

  • NOC 2282: User Support Technicians

  • NOC 2283: Systems Testing Technicians

  • NOC 5224: Broadcast Technicians

  • NOC 5241: Graphic Designers and Illustrators

Usually, candidates looking to apply for the OINP through the human capital stream have to meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of 400 points.

Exceptionally, the OINP has lowered the minimum CRS score below 400 points for candidates with work experience in the listed occupations above.

If the OINP human capital stream application is accepted, candidates will receive an additional 600 CRS points to their existing Express Entry application.

Here are the other requirements to meet:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile

  • Work Experience: A minimum of either:

  • one year work experience within the past 5 years for the Federal Skilled Workers program;

  • one year work experience within the past 3 years for the Canadian Experience Class;

  • Education: Equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor’s degree or above;

  • Language: A minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or in French;

  • Settlement Funds: A minimum level of savings or income in Ontario; and

  • Intent: An intention to reside in Ontario long term.

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