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Posted on August 19 2021

Ontario PNP draw invites 479 international graduates, offers nomination

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Ontario was lately in the news for revamping the system of intake for the Master’s Graduate stream and the Ph.D. Graduate stream. That was 2 weeks back. Now, Ontario has held its very first round of invitations for these streams on August 18, 2021.

The new streams are basically what gives international students who graduated from a university in Ontario deemed eligible by the government the chance to Canada PR and move to Ontario. They aren’t required to hold a job offer to be eligible.

The August 18 round of invitations

An Ontario PNP draw was conducted on August 18, 2021, wherein OINP issued invitations to 479 international student graduates. They were invited to apply for a provincial nomination from Ontario.

Of the 479 invitations, 402 went to the candidates from the Master’s Graduate stream. The minimum EOI score required for them to get invited was 39.

77 candidates were invited from the Ph.D. Graduate stream. They needed an EOI score of at least 17.

Opportunity for students who study in Canada

It’s one thing to get to study in Canada in a reputed university/college in Ontario. Now, with the introduction of 2 new immigration streams, those who graduate from the Ontario institutions will have a chance to directly apply to become a permanent resident Canada welcome.

What takes it to study in Canada and become a Canadian permanent resident? Let’s help you evaluate yourself to learn your eligibility to immigrate to Canada. Click here to find out for free!

About the ranking system of Ontario PNP

Ontario ranks EOI profiles of immigration candidates on the basis of human capital factors. The scores given are based on the stream the candidates apply for. So, besides work experience and level of skills, factors like education, wage, the region of study in Canada, and skills in the official language.

Besides these, Ontario also gives 10 points as it chooses to in response to the requirements of the labor market.

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There are lots of opportunities for educated and skilled individuals in Canada and its provinces. We are glad to guide you to what will be the best course for you if you are planning to work in Canada after doing your studies in the country. Click here to connect with us and learn all about it. We tell you; the prospects are exciting!

Read few more titles if you enjoyed reading this article:


PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

OINP – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program


Ontario PNP Draw


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