Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program invites 486 Express Entry candidates

486 PNP candidates were invited in the recent Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program targeted 18 occupations and invited 486 Express Entry Candidates in the new Ontario PNP draw held on October 6, 2021.

Few of the professionals among 18 targeted occupations include nurses, managers, and human resource professionals in the new Ontario PNP draw.

This draw was held after a two-month hiatus under the new Human Capital Priorities Stream.

The candidates invited in this draw are eligible to apply for a provincial nomination and support their permanent residency application if they meet all the eligibility criteria of the program. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), associated with the Express Entry system, automatically adds 600 points towards their overall score if they get the nomination.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited Express Entry candidates having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 463 and 467.

The OINP draw invited candidates having work experience in any of the following 18 occupations:

NOC code Occupations
NOC 0114  Other administrative services managers
NOC 0122  Banking, credit and other investment managers
NOC 0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
NOC 0125 Other business services managers
NOC 0211 Engineering managers
NOC 0311 Managers in health care
NOC 0601 Corporate sales managers
NOC 0631 Restaurant and food service managers
NOC 0711 Construction managers
NOC 0731 Managers in transportation
NOC 0911 Manufacturing managers
NOC 1121 Human resources professionals
NOC 1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
NOC 2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
NOC 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 3211 Medical laboratory technologists
NOC 3231 Opticians
NOC 3233 Licensed practical nurses

The invited Express Entry candidates should have a minimum of one year experience in any of the above occupations listed in order to receive the provincial nomination. If the candidates are nominated under this or the Express Entry-linked PNP, then they will directly placed in the front line to receive the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

Till date in 2021, Ontario has invited 4,851 immigration candidates under Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream. While in 2020, Ontario invited 6,716 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination under HCP Stream. This made Ontario as the most popular Express Entry-linked program in 2020.

How provincial nominations help Express Entry candidates get ITAs? 

Express Entry candidates who receive the PNP nomination will get an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall score. This guarantees them to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

Canada’s Express Entry system

Express Entry system aims to manage skilled worker applications under Federal Economic programs which include:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canada Experience Class

Express Entry candidates are eligible for any one of the programs. IRCC allots points to the candidates in the Express Entry pool of candidates based on the following factors:

  • Age
  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Language ability in English or French
  • Other factors

The candidates with the highest points are invited to apply in the Express Entry draws.

The candidates with the highest points are invited to apply in the Express Entry draws.

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