In a recent development, the Ontario government, on July 20, 2023, issued targeted notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. This targeted initiative is designed to reach out to candidates who possess the requisite work experience and Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 458-462.
These notifications were specifically directed towards candidates who have listed their primary work experience in their Express Entry profile in certain National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes. These NOC codes span across a wide array of professions within the health and tech sectors.
Health Sector Occupations
The list of NOC codes pertaining to health occupations encompasses an expansive list of roles, from health care managers and general practitioners to specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine. The list also includes veterinarians, optometrists, dentists, pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists, physiotherapists, registered nurses, and more.
Tech occupations that received the notification include computer and information systems managers, data scientists, database analysts and data administrators, computer systems developers and programmers, software engineers and designers, software developers and programmers, and various web design and development roles.
It is essential to note that receipt of a notification of interest does not guarantee an applicant’s eligibility or approval. However, it does provide the recipient with the opportunity to apply through the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.
Next Steps for Candidates
Candidates who received a notification of interest on July 20, 2023, are advised to thoroughly review the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream webpage to determine if they meet the requirements. Furthermore, applicants should also review the document checklist to ensure they possess all the necessary documents.
Following this, applicants can log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal and proceed with the application process as a new or returning user. It is important to understand that candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are not guaranteed a notification of interest.
This recent initiative underscores Ontario’s commitment to enhancing its economic and social fabric by attracting skilled workers from a range of professional backgrounds. It offers an excellent opportunity for eligible skilled workers to apply for permanent residence in Ontario, contributing their expertise to the province’s thriving economy and vibrant communities.