Ontario draw targets Express Entry candidates with management and financial work experience

The draw conducted on August 15th put out invitations to candidates from ten lines of work including accountants, public relations managers, and registered nurses.

Ontario, home to both Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and the country’s largest city, Toronto, gave out 997 invitations to the interested candidates. The candidates were to apply for permanent residence in Canada through the Express Entry pool.

All Express Entry candidates who received an invitation had to have work experience in one of ten occupations. Apart from the experience factor, the candidates had to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 439 and 465.

What is the Comprehensive Ranking System?

The CRS is a points-based system that is used by the Express Entry system to evaluate, score and rank candidates who apply via the government’s federal worker programs. It is used to assess a candidate’s:

  • Language ability
  • education
  • work experience
  • skills


The ten targeted occupations were:

  • Other administrative services managers
  • Corporate sales managers
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers
  • Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • Financial auditors and accountants
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • Financial managers
  • Other financial officers
  • Managers in customer and personal services (Not Elsewhere Classified)

The draws are a part of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s Human Capital Priorities Stream. This means candidates don’t need to have a job offer to be allowed.

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