On 27 July 2021, the province of Ontario held another draw selecting suitable candidates from the Express Entry pool. During this draw, we saw an unusually high number of candidates being selected (1031 applications) and the list of eligible occupations also saw a substantial increase from the usual 10 occupations, now having increased to 18 different occupations.
In this draw, we saw the addition of Engineering Managers, Health Care Managers, Administrative Service Managers, Restaurant and Food Service Managers, Construction Managers, Transportation Managers, Manufacturing Managers, Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries, Medical laboratory technologists, Opticians, as well as Licensed practical nurses to their list of selected occupations.
The full list of occupations that are currently being pursued by the Ontario government as follows:
The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 458-467 and work experience in the following NOC codes:
- NOC 0114 - Other administrative services managers
- NOC 0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers
- NOC 0124 - Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
- NOC 0125 - Other business services managers
- NOC 0211 - Engineering managers
- NOC 0311 - Managers in health care
- NOC 0601 - Corporate sales managers
- NOC 0631 - Restaurant and food service managers
- NOC 0711 - Construction managers
- NOC 0731 - Managers in transportation
- NOC 0911 - Manufacturing managers
- NOC 1121 - Human resources professionals
- NOC 1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting
- NOC 2161 - Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
- NOC 3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
- NOC 3211 - Medical laboratory technologists
- NOC 3231 - Opticians
- NOC 3233 - Licensed practical nurses
With the increased activity from the Ontario province, it’s clear that immigration is still a top priority for Canada. Should you fall in one of the above occupations, there has never been a better time to get started and complete the first stage of the process.