Ontario issued 1,186 NOIs in the new OINP tech draw

Ontario issued 1,186 NOIs in the new OINP tech draw

Ontario issued 1,186 NOIs in the new OINP tech draw
On February 16, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 1,186 targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. The OINP tech draws are aimed mainly at candidates in six following technical occupations: NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers, NOC 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers, NOC 2147 Computer engineers, NOC 2175 Web designers and developers, NOC 2172 Database analysts and data administrators, and NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers. The CRS score range of this round was 453-467 points. Last year, OINP invited 4,385 foreigners to apply for the provincial nomination in the tech draws. As of now, Ontario issued 1,953 NOIs in 2021.

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AINP invited 200 candidates in Alberta Express Entry Stream
On February 16, 2021, Alberta released a new update about the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) inventory. On February 10, 2021, Alberta held a new round in the Alberta Express Entry Stream and issued 200 Notifications of Interest (NOI). The lowest score in this round has dropped by 59 points and was 301 points. In 2021, AINP already invited 350 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry. In addition, Alberta received 2,600 applications in the Alberta Opportunity Stream and 45 Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the Alberta Express Entry Stream. These applications are waiting for the eligibility assessment. The 2021 quota for AINP allocated by the Federal government will be announced at a later point.

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British Columbia held two BCPNP draws and issued 494 ITAs
On February 16, 2021, British Columbia held two invitation rounds in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In the general draw, BC invited 459 persons to apply for a nomination of British Columbia. The lowest scores in this round slightly changed:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 98
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 94 (-4 points)
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 85 (+6 point)
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 104
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 94 (-6 points)
The second draw of the day was aimed solely at candidates in NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and NOC 0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers. According to the government, both occupations have a high number of registrants within the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System. The lowest score of those candidates was 120 points. In addition, starting February 16, BC has finally lifted the restriction for 31 occupations from participation in the SI and EEBC draws. In total, BC invited 1,308 under the BCPNP to apply for a nomination in 2021.

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Asian countries dominated in immigration to Canada in 2020
The biggest number of new immigrants by nationalities in 2020 came from India, reaching 42,875 (23.3%), followed by China with 16,550 (9%) and the Philippines with 10,970 (5.9%) immigrants. As Indian-Canadians have more political power in Canada, India beat China over the number of newcomers to Canada. The United States was fourth with 6,380 newcomers (3.5%) and Nigeria was fifth with 6,345 (3.4%). The other countries in the top 10 were Pakistan, Syria, France, Iran, and Brazil.

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