Ontario immigration department invited 703 Express Entry candidates with work experience in targeted occupations on August 26.
Express Entry candidates required a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 466 and 475 to be eligible and be invited in the new invitation round.
If they successfully get the nomination, they will automatically be granted an extra 600 CRS points, which will practically guarantee them an Invitation to Apply in a future Express Entry draw. This goes for any successful applicants of a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination if they have acquired work experience in one of the following occupations:
- Financial managers NOC 0111
- Advertising, marketing, and public relations manager NOC 0124
- Corporate sales manager NOC 0601
- Financial auditor and accountants NOC 1111
- Other financial officers NOC 1114
- Professional occupation in business management consulting NOC 1122
- Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurse NOC 3012
- Allied primary health practitioners NOC 3124
- Dietitians and nutritionist NOC 3132
In order to receive the provincial nomination from Ontario’s immigration department, candidates need to apply through the Human Capital Priorities Stream and have a minimum of one year of experience in one of the occupations listed above.
The work experience acquired must have been obtained within the last five years from the date of the application.
It could have been gained in Canada or abroad but it must have been “continuous”, meaning the work experience should have no break in employment for over a one year period. Having back-to-back job positions in the same occupation but with different employers is also acceptable.
The candidate’s occupation that qualified them for an invitation from Ontario immigration must be the same occupation that the candidate indicated in their Express Entry profile.
The Express Entry system is an application management tool for three main federal immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates are assigned a CRS score, which ranks them based on factors such as age, work experience, education or qualifications, and language proficiency in English or French.
The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are then invited in regular Express Entry draws.
The OINP continuously searches the Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the requirements of their immigration streams.
This year, the Canadian government has allocated 7,600 principal applicants for immigration via the OINP. This allocation includes 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupation or National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill level C.
In 2019 over half of Ontario’s 7,391 Provincial nominee program recipients were Express Entry candidates.