The Ontario Tech Pilot forms part of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The Tech Pilot was introduced to close the labour gap and attract skilled workers from abroad This opportunity one is one of the many opportunities under the Human Capital Priorities Stream. This program is for those tech-savvy beings that would love to live their dream in Canada. The main goal of this program is to identify candidates in the Express Entry pool who have a technological skillset.
The draw to choose candidates that qualify for the Ontario Tech Pilot assists the Ontario government in searching the Express Entry pool for viable candidates. If the candidate meets the criteria of the Human Capital Priorities Stream or has work experience in one of the targeted National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, they will receive Notification of Interest (NOI) on their Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) online account.
29 jobs in Ontario Tech Pilot
Here are the 29 occupations that will allow you to qualify for Ontario Tech Pilot. Perhaps you will find something up your alley:
|Occupations for Ontario's Tech Draws|
|Telecommunication carriers managers||NOC 0131|
|Computer and information systems managers||NOC 0213|
|Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts||NOC 0512|
|Civil engineers||NOC 2131|
|Mechanical engineers||NOC 2132|
|Electrical and electronics engineers||NOC 2133|
|Chemical engineers||NOC 2134|
|Computer engineers||NOC 2147|
|Information systems analysts and consultants||NOC 2171|
|Database analysts and data administrators||NOC 2172|
|Software engineers and designers||NOC 2173|
|Computer programmer and interactive media developers||NOC 2174|
|Web designers and developers||NOC 2175|
|Biological technologists and technicians||NOC 2221|
|Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians||NOC 2241|
|Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)||NOC 2242|
|Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics||NOC 243|
|Computer network technicians||NOC 2281|
|User support technicians||NOC 2282|
|Information systems testing technicians||NOC 2283|
|Authors and writers||NOC 5121|
|Translators, terminologists, and interpreters||NOC 5125|
|Broadcast technicians||NOC 5224|
|Audio and video recording technicians||NOC 5225|
|Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts||NOC 5226|
|Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing arts||NOC 5227|
|Graphic designers and illustrators||NOC 5241|
|Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade||NOC 6221|
How to Apply for the Ontario Tech Pilot Program
- Make sure you qualify for the stream that you would like to apply to by checking the requirements.
- Create a profile. Before applying to be nominated, you will need to create a profile. These profiles get ranked according to the highest scores. Candidates that score well will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) or a Notification of Interest (NOI).
- Apply to be nominated. Once you get an ITA or NOI you may apply online to be nominated by the OINP within 14 days if you have an employer job offer or are an international student. If you applied by means of one of the Express Entry streams and receive an NOI you will be able to apply within 45 days. The application will take two to three hours to complete.
- If your application is successful you will get nominated by the OINP. Once you get accepted the next would be to apply for permanent residence through IRCC. The Canadian government makes the final decision on who becomes a permanent resident.
The application costs for the human and capital streams will be between $1,500 and $2,000. The processing times may differ depending on the number of applicants that enter at a time. The business stream is about $3,500 per key staff applicant or business partner.
Eligibility Requirements for the Ontario Tech Pilot Program
If you meet the following requirements to make sure you’re eligible for OINP:
- Have one year of experience in one of the above-mentioned occupations.
- Meet the Human Capital Priorities Stream under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.
Ontario Human Capital Priorities Requirements
Because the Ontario Tech Pilot falls under the Human Capital Priorities Stream, there are some general requirements that need to be met in order to apply:
- Language proficiency of minimum level 7 Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English, or the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) for French.
- The equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor's degree or higher.
- Residing with legal status in Canada.
- Proof of settlement funds.
- Profile under the Federal Express Entry system that has been ongoing.
- Be qualified for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
- Minimum Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System score.
- Intention of residing in Ontario.
- 1-year of full-time equivalent or, full-time work experience in NOC occupation level 0, A, or B, in the past three years if applying under CEC, or five years if applying under FSWP.