On January 15, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) started issuing targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a CRS between 460 and 472, and work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • 2147 Computer engineers
  • 2175 Web designers and developers
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 0213 Computer and information systems managers

About the program:

Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream is an immigration stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

It gives foreign workers with the required skilled work experience, language abilities and education the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario.

To qualify for this stream you must have a valid profile in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario before you can apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence.

Please note that the OINP is one of many avenues to qualify for permanent residency. This employer-driven stream is designed to give employers who can't find skilled workers an opportunity to recruit international talent. OINP's primary focus is on finding international talent who have the necessary skills to meet employment demand in Ontario.