Ontario PNP | Total 471 Candidates Invited

Ontario PNP | Total 471 Candidates Invited

Samuel Francis Gills Published:
March 28, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) sent out invitations to 471 people who might be qualified for the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. Candidates must have a profile in the Express Entry system with a CRS score of at least 350. Candidates who registered an Express Entry profile between March 24, 2021, and March 24, 2022, were invited to apply.

For Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class candidates, Ontario’s Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades Stream provides a road to permanent residency. Eligible candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through the OINP.

Candidates must reside in Ontario and have a valid work permit to be considered. They must also have completed at least one year of full-time job or the equivalent in part-time work. They must have completed this work experience in a skilled trade classified in Canada’s National Occupational Classification in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82. (NOC).



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.


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:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC),
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), and
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

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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