ICT professional to be accepted under HCP Stream by Ontario - July 07, 2017

ICT professional to be accepted under HCP Stream by Ontario
Candidates under ICT occupations were eligible to receive a notification on interest from OINP under a new initiative on Ontario that began on June 26th. Candidates with one or more years of work experience from the ICT occupation as mentioned below received an notification of interest from Ontario despite of their score was less than 400 points on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Ontario usually doesn’t invite applicants below 400 points, but for below mentioned occupations the points criteria was exempted by the state province.

  • 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

 The eligible candidates under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream getting eligible to receive an invite from Ontario provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 CRS points which would assure the candidate’s chances of getting an invite from the CIC to make further application for permanent residence to Canada.

Ontario has made an announcement on the above list as on 4th July 2017 and has left an anticipation that it may continue on targeting ICT occupations from the express entry pool while for the non ICT work experience, the previous criteria of application would be followed. As per the recent report shared by the state government, Ontario would be tens of thousands of ICT professionals to work in Ontario in the coming years and hence ICT would be the main criteria of target for Ontario to make such exceptions.

Irrespective of an ICT or non ICT profile a candidate to get a province nomination must have an express entry profile created as that is the only way Ontario can pick up applicants to send an notification of interest.

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