On July 27, Ontario issued an invitation to Express Entry candidates who had worked in one of 18 occupations.
All 1,031 invited candidates had Comprehensive Ranking Method (CRS) scores ranging from 458 to 467 in the Express Entry system.
These candidates were invited by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) because they may be qualified for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP).
This Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows international employees to relocate to Canada’s most populous province.
The OINP invited Express Entry candidates who have work experience in one of the 18 occupations listed in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code to apply for a provincial nomination in this draw:
- NOC 0114 – Other administrative service managers
- NOC 0122 – Banking, credit, and other investment manager
- NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing, and public relation managers
- NOC 0125 – Other business service managers
- NOC 0211 – Engineering manager
- NOC 0311 – Managers in health care
- NOC 0601 – Corporate sales manager
- NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
- NOC 0711 – Construction managers
- NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation
- NOC 0911 – Manufacturing manager
- NOC 1121 – Human resources professionals
- NOC 1122 – Professional occupation in business management consulting
- NOC 2161 – Mathematicians, statistician, and actuaries
- NOC 3012 – Registered nurse and registered psychiatric nurses
- NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
- NOC 3231 – Optician
- NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses
Invited Express Entry candidates must have at least one year of work experience in one of these occupations in order to acquire the provincial nomination.
If they are selected under this or any other Express Entry-linked PNP, they will be moved to the front of the queue for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence
Canada’s Express Entry System
Express Entry is a system for managing applications for three federal high-skilled immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) (CEC).
Candidates who have applied for Express Entry may be eligible for one or more of these programs.
Once a candidate is accepted into the Express Entry pool, IRCC assigns points based on human capital considerations such as age, work experience, education, English or French language competence, and other variables.
The highest scoring applicants are then invited to participate in an Express Entry draw.
Express Entry candidates who are nominated by a PNP receive an automatic 600 CRS point boost to their overall score.
This effectively ensures that they will be invited to apply in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
During the pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held PNP-only draws, in which candidates were only invited if they had a PNP. Last week’s draw was the most recent.
After focusing on the same 10 NOC codes for the whole year, Ontario has added 11 new vocations in a variety of sectors.
What is Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream?
The Human Capital Priorities Stream in Ontario is linked to the Express Entry system and selects qualified applicants from the Express Entry pool.
In addition to satisfying the requirements for submitting an Express Entry profile, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. in order to be considered.
To get an invitation to apply for nomination, individuals must meet both the program and the draw conditions.
Ontario immigration holds two types of draws under the Human Capital Priorities Stream: Tech Draws and Priority Occupation draws.
Each draw targets a CRS range and a set of NOC codes. Depending on the province’s needs, OINP may potentially address additional factors.
While the NOC codes for Tech Draws remain static, the NOC codes for Priority Occupations fluctuate in response to changes in the labor market in Ontario.
Candidates have 45 days from the time they get a notification of interest on their Express Entry portal to submit an application to Ontario via the province’s online portal.
Applicants must pay a non-refundable processing fee of $1,500CAD when completing an online application.
When a candidate gets a nomination from Ontario, their CRS score is increased by 600 points, effectively ensuring that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in one of the subsequent Federal Express Entry drawings.
How foreign workers can acquire points for Ontario immigration?
Ontario assesses EOI profiles according to a set of human capital factors that the province has determined are significant in identifying immigrants with the ability to succeed.
You acquire points for the skill level of your job offer as well as your Canadian work experience.
The OINP scoring system differs, depending on which stream you apply for.
It considers your wage, education, official language proficiency, and the place in which you study or work, in addition to your skill level and job experience.
Furthermore, the province has the option of allocating 10 points to respond to labor market demands.