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Ontario to Introduce the Expression of Interest (EOI) system soon


Ontario to Introduce the Expression of Interest (EOI) system soon

In a step towards managing the Intake in a more strategic manner, the Ontario Province has decided to introduce the Expression of Interest (EOI) system. This will terminate the "First come first Serve" admission principle in the province. The Proposed system is expected to go into effect from 23 October 2020 after a 45 day consultation period.

The Ontario Province has planned to bring about some pertinent changes in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. As the introduction of an Expression of Interest (EOI) system is a proposed amendment.

The Expression of Interest (EOI) system is to be introduced in the following streams of OINP –

  • Employer Job Offer Category: Foreign Worker
  • Employer Job Offer Category: International Student
  • Employer Job Offer Category: In-Demand Skills
  • Masters Graduate
  • Ph.D. Graduate.


On 8 September, preliminary information was provided by the authorities on the new EOI system and how the applicants can enter the pool and then get ranked. The first step in the process will be to submit a profile to the program's new EOI system. After the information is provided on Human Capital, the selected applicants will receive an ITA. The ranking of the candidates will be done on the basis of the information provided by them. The ones who get the ITA will be nominated under the OINP.

The EOI system of OINP is very close to the federal Express Entry system and PNP system of other provinces. The Express Entry system also holds regular invitation rounds, which are conducted every two weeks, generally.

Through the Express Entry system, there have been 69,950 immigration candidates invited so far this year.

Presently, Ontario has not provided any details related to the factors for point calculations. But, going by the other provinces' trend, it is expected that the points will be allocated based on age, language skills, education, work experience, etc. However, the Ontario province has made it clear that it will be conducting regular draws and publishing the details on the website.

The officials stated that the proposed changes are designed to help "strategically manage intake, increase the OINP's labor market responsiveness, and better respond to regional labor market needs."

This decision is taken in the wake of how five streams of the OINP have been affected by the receipt problem in the past. The Employer's job offer: International student stream was opened only for a few minutes and had already reached its capacity. Similarly, in July Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream was full in hours after opening the window.

"first come, first serve approach" has been criticized in the past as well, and this time the Ontario province has taken action. The proposed changes are expected to go into effect after 23 October 2020.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. After you receive an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay application fee…for more details call us directly.

Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

Basically Proof of funds indicates your financial stability

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,474
2 $15,530

Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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