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Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Shreeya A Pal; Edited by Veronica Laurent on February 9, 2022

On February 8, Ontario held two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)  draws inviting 828 Express Entry applicants to apply for a provincial nomination. 622 candidates were invited to apply for the  Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) ’s Human Capital Priorities Stream. These candidates had to have an Express Entry profile with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 463 and 467. They also needed at least one year of work experience in one of the six tech occupations mentioned below by NOC code:

  • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • 2147 Computer engineers
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • 2175 Web designers and developers

 

 

The remaining 206 applicants were invited to apply for the FSSW (French-Speaking Skilled Worker) stream. These Express Entry candidates were needed CRS scores ranging from 463 to 467.

Candidates for the FSSW must have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7 in French and 6 in English. Among other things, OINP will look for candidates who have enough money to cover settlement expenses in Ontario.

Those who have received an invitation now have 45 calendar days to apply for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). If invited candidates are nominated by the province, 600 points will be automatically added to the candidate’s Express Entry profile. This will help the candidate to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)  specific Express Entry draw.

About Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream:

The Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream in Ontario is a subcategory of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

It allows foreign workers with the necessary skilled work experience, language abilities, and education to apply to permanently reside and work in Ontario.

To be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence, an applicant must have a valid profile in Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario.

About Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream:

The Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream in Ontario is a subcategory of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

It allows French-speaking skilled employees with strong English language abilities to apply to live and work permanently in Ontario.

To be nominated for permanent residence by the Ontario government, an applicant must have a valid profile in Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an electronic selection system used by the Federal as well as Provincial governments of Canada [to select], as well as designated Canadian employers [to nominate] candidates for Canadian permanent residence under three of its popular economic [skilled] immigration programs:

Candidates eligible for any of the above programs are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the Express Entry Pool. It is based on their Core/Human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability in English and/or French, etc. Based on scores, candidates are periodically invited (or nominated) for permanent residence.

Check out Owlspriority Immigration’s Canada Settlement Resources to learn more about ways to find a new job in Canada, making your initial days in Canada stress-free and confident.


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