Ontario immigration invited 583 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on June 23.
Invited 583 Express Entry candidates who had valid profiles in the Express Entry program with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 464 and 467.
This Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) gives foreign skilled workers the opportunity to launch their careers in Ontario province and make Canada’s capital province their new home.
In this draw, the OINP invited PNP candidates to apply for the provincial nomination if they had work experience in one of the following Ten (10) occupations:
- Banking, credit, and other investment managers (NOC 0122);
- Advertising, marketing, and public relation managers (NOC 0124);
- Other business services manager (NOC 0125);
- Corporate sales manager (NOC 0601);
- Financial auditor and accountants (NOC 1111);
- Financial and investment analysts (NOC 1112);
- Human resources professional (NOC 1121);
- Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1122);
- Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012); and
- Business development officer and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC 4163).
These targeted occupations were identical to Ontario’s last HCP draws on Feb. 2 and on March 2.
Invited candidates need to have one year of work experience in one of the occupations to receive a nomination.
If they are nominated under this, or any other Express Entry-aligned PNP, they will have higher chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.
How Provincial Nominations Help Express Entry Candidates Get ITAs
Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from a PNP get an extra 600 CRS points toward their overall score.
This practically guarantees that they will receive an ITA in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
During the pandemic, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have been conducting PNP-only draws.
And Immigration candidates only needed a PNP in order to be invited.
In 2020, IRCC also held PNP-only draws as well as all-program draws towards the latter half of the year.
In these draws, all candidates were invited who had a score above the CRS cutoff.
Canada’s Express Entry system
Canada’s Express Entry is not an immigration program, application management system that controls the applications for three Federal High Skilled programs, which include the:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
- Canadian Experience Class.
If you are qualified for Express Entry and enter your profile into the pool.
You will receive a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The CRS awards you points based on your education, age, skilled work experience, official language skills, and other factors.
The immigration ministry invites the highest-scoring candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws.
After you apply, an immigration officer at IRCC makes a decision on your application.
If you are approved, the last step is to finish your landing process and officially become a permanent resident.
How To Apply For Express Entry
If you want to apply for Express Entry, below are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Find out if you are eligible
Many interested candidates do not always know whether they are eligible for the program. To find out your eligibility status, check our resource page.
Step 2: Get your documents ready
You need to put all your documents together to apply for Express Entry.
You may need documents, such as language test results (e.g IELTS), to show that you are eligible for Express Entry.
Some documents take a long time to get, so you should start planning on getting them ready now.
Step 3: Submit your profile
After getting your documents ready, your next step is to open a valid Express Entry profile.
This profile enables you to give detailed information about yourself.
If you are eligible, IRCC will accept you into the pool of candidates.
You will be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system.
Your score is based on the information provided in your profile.
Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence
IRCC sends invitations to apply to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool.
If you are successful, you will receive an invitation to apply, where you are given 90 days to submit your application for permanent residence.
Ensure you submit all supporting documents to enable the immigration department to process your application.
Processing time for Express Entry usually takes 6 months or less.
Once your application is approved and successful, you will receive confirmation of permanent residence (COPR) from IRCC.
With your COPR, you can complete your landing process in Canada.