Mohanad Moetaz - 29 July, 2021
Ontario’s latest provincial draw took place on July 27, 2021. The province invited immigration candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited immigration candidates who had an Express Entry profile and who were eligible under the province's Human Capital Priorities stream. They must have had work experience in a specific occupation.
A total of 1,031 immigration candidates were invited in this draw. Their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score range was between 458 and 467.
In order to be eligible to receive an invitation in this draw, invited candidates needed to show that they had work experience in one of 18 occupations. These occupations can be found below with their corresponding National Occupational Classification (NOC) number:
Invited candidates must have at least one year of work experience in one of the above occupations to be eligible to receive a provincial nomination from the OINP. Successful candidates will receive a provincial nomination from Ontario. They will be able to use the nomination to apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry system.
Express Entry is the system that the federal Canadian government uses to manage permanent residence applications through three main economic class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Candidates are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on multiple factors such as their age, work experience, education, language ability and adaptability.
Those with the highest scores are invited to apply for permanent residence in regular Express Entry draws.
In many cases such as this one, the Express Entry system is also aligned with provincial immigration programs.
If they do receive a nomination, they will be awarded an additional 600 CRS points in the Express Entry system. This means that they effectively guarantee that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
The additional 600 CRS points is not specific to this program or to Ontario. Any Express Entry candidate who receives a nomination from any province or territory in Canada, would be awarded with the additional points.
Ontario's Human Capital Priorities stream do not always target the same occupations.
How to immigrate to Ontario?
If you wish to immigrate to Ontario and receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination, follow these two steps:
Step 1: Create an Express Entry profile.
Step 2: If eligible, the OINP will choose you from the Express Entry pool of candidates. You must have shown interest to immigrate to Ontario.