On February 2 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) selected applicants from the Express Entry pool to apply for a provincial nomination. The applicants were picked from the Human Capital Priorities Stream. There were a total of 283 candidates selected with the Comprehensive Ranking System scores between 466 and 467.
The applicants were selected from the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP). The benefit of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is that it allows skilled foreign workers with the opportunity to permanently live work and settle in Ontario, and In turn, these skilled workers fulfil Ontarioâ€™s labour market shortages.
In the latest draw of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the applicants with work experience were selected in one of the following ten occupations:
The selected Express Entry candidates should have at least one year of work experience in at least one of the occupations. It is good to note that These candidates are applying for a provincial nomination and not permanent residency; it is this nomination that will guarantee them a chance to apply in the Express Entry draw and thereby contest for the permanent residency. The Express entry program has three economic categories to apply to- Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The applicant is evaluated as per the age, work experience, education, language ability in English or French, and other factors, and then the high scoring candidates are picked from the express entry pool. Those applicants who received the nomination become eligible for 600 bonus points in the express entry system. Since most of the applicants have a score above 400, there is a strong chance of selection in the next Express Entry draw.
In 2020, the Ontario province invited 6,716 Express Entry candidates for the provincial nomination through the Human Capital Priorities stream. It was the largest proportion as compared to the other Express-Entry linked PNP nominations of Ontario that were issued in 2020.