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Ontario Immigration EOI Draw: Province Targets Foreign Workers And International Students

Ontario invited a total of 1,685 candidates who had profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.

On July 13, Ontario conducted three major PNP draws in remote communities, targeting foreign workers, international students, and applicants with a job offer.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) received 1,685 applications from people who had profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.

Invited applicants may be eligible for one of two streams of Employer Job Offers.

This is the most invites given through the Employer Job Offer streams in 2021 to yet.

Candidates who may be qualified for the Foreign Worker Stream received 1,211 invites in the largest draw.

A score of at least 33 was required for these candidates.

There were no specific vocations or location requirements for this draw because it was a broad one.

Another 431 students were asked to submit for a nomination in the International Student Stream’s general draw.

To be invited, these individuals needed an EOI score of at least 62.

The OINP also sent out 43 invitations to candidates who had registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot and could be eligible for the same two Employer Job Offer streams.

The province also announced instructions for filing complete PNP applications at the same time that the current draw results were released.

Those applying under the Employer Job Offer stream must present a printed and signed PDF copy of an attestation document, among other requirements.

If you do not submit this form, your application will be returned as incomplete, your application fee will be refunded, and you will lose your chance to apply to the program.

About the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

Foreign nationals with an eligible work offer from a company in Ontario can apply for the Ontario Foreign Worker Stream under the Employer Job Offer category.

As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, you are not required to apply from within Canada.

You must have the equivalent of two years of work experience in a skilled occupation, have an eligible employment offer in Ontario, and plan to immigrate to the province, among other requirements, to be eligible.

To apply for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs), you must first create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile on the Ontario website.

Your profile will be added to the EOI pool after it has been registered. Based on the information you provide, Ontario will assign you a score.

About the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

Foreign nationals with an eligible employment offer from a company in Ontario can apply for the Ontario International Student Stream under the Employer Job Offer category.

As long as you fulfill the eligibility requirements, you are not required to apply from within Canada.

To be eligible you need to have completed a program at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution, have an eligible job offer in Ontario, and intend to immigrate to the province, among other criteria.

Among other requirements, you must have finished a program at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution, have an eligible employment offer in Ontario, and plan to immigrate to the province.

To be considered for this program, you must first create an EOI profile on the Ontario website.

After that, your profile will be added to the EOI pool, and you will be given a score depending on the score you provide.

Ontario awards points for human capital factors that the province has determined will show your ability to integrate into the labor market.

What is the Regional Immigration Pilot?

The Regional Immigration Pilot was established to assist in solving labor shortages in some of these localities.

It allows the province to allot 150 nominations in 2021 to three rural communities: Chatham-Kent, Cornwall, and Quinte West/Belleville.

These municipalities showed to the province that they had skilled labor shortages and the ability to help newcomers in settling in.

You may be eligible for a provincial nomination through the pilot if you are eligible for any of the OINP Employer Work Offer streams and your full-time job offer is in one of the participating towns.

There are three major Employer Job Offer streams:

  • Foreign Worker Stream, for workers with an eligible skilled job offer in Ontario;
  • International Student Stream, for international students with eligible skilled job offers; and
  • In-Demand Skills Stream, for workers in occupations that have labor shortages in Ontario.

Before being reviewed, the pilot will run for two years. Depending on how well it performs, it may be prolonged or discontinued.

How do you get points for Ontario immigration?

Ontario ranks EOI profiles according to a set of human capital factors that the province has determined are essential in identifying immigrants with the ability to succeed.

Your job offer’s skill level, as well as your Canadian work experience, get you points.

The province assigns points using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.

Depending on whatever stream you apply for, the OINP scoring system differs.

In addition to your skill level and work experience, It considers your wages, education, language proficiency, and the region in which you study or work.

Finally, the province has the option of allocating 10 points to respond to labor market demands.