Ontario immigration issues 443 invitations to Express Entry candidates in new PNP draw.
Hundreds of Express Entry candidates now have the opportunity to apply for a provincial nomination from the Ontario province. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) sent out 443 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry system. Immigration candidates required Comprehensive Ranking System scores (CRS) between 469 and 477.
They also required candidates to have work experience in one of the following nine (9) occupations:
- Financial managers (NOC 0111);
- Advertising, marketing, and public relation managers (NOC 0124);
- Corporate sales manager (NOC 0601);
- Financial auditor and accountants (NOC 1111);
- Other financial officers (NOC 1114);
- Professional occupations in business management (NOC 122);
- Registered nurse and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012);
- Allied primary health practitioners (NOC 3124); or
- Dietician and nutritionists (NOC 3132).
Candidates were invited by the Ontario province because they may be qualified for the Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream.
If invited they obtain the provincial nomination, they will be awarded an extra 600 CRS points, and be assured to receive an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in future Express Entry draw.
Those who were invited in the Nov. 12 draw now have forty-five (45) calendar days to apply for the provincial nomination.
More About Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream
This enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows the OINP to choose candidates from the Express Entry pool for Canadian immigration.
To be qualified under the Human Capital Priorities Stream, Express Entry candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria for one of Canada’s Federal High Skilled programs, which could be either the Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Worker Program.
Candidates do not require a job offer in Canada, but they need to meet certain work experience eligibility requirements.
Namely, they need at least one year of full-time, paid work experience, or the part-time equivalent, completed within the last five years. This can be a Canadian work experience and an international work experience.
About the Express Entry System
Express Entry is an application management system for three federal immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates are ranked on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) based on human capital factors like work experience, education, age, and language proficiency in English or French. Obtaining a provincial nomination is an automatic additional 600 CRS points.
The highest-scoring candidates are given Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence through bi-weekly draws. Once candidates receive the invitations from the Canadian government, they can then apply for Canadian permanent residence.