The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will nominate 6,600 immigrants in 2018

Ontario, Canada’s fourth largest state and home to Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Have
received the permission of increasing the number of its nomination to 6600 in 2018, this
is 600 more than 2017. This increase indicates the will of Ontario to house more
immigrants. and the need of Canada for skilled workers and experienced personnel.

Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream targets foreign skilled workers in the Express
Entry pool. Skilled workers with the necessary education, work experience, language proficiency, and
other characteristics to settle in the province of Ontario. To be considered under this
stream, candidates must qualify for the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Canada’s (IRCC) federal Express Entry pool through either the Federal Skilled Worker
Class or the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates can not apply directly to this
stream. Instead, they must first receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from the OINP
after they have been evaluated by the Express Entry program.

The OINP searches the Express Entry pool and selects eligible candidates

● Have a minimum score of 400 under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
● Meet the criteria of Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities stream criteria:

  • Score a minimum of 400 points under the CRS. The score must remain at or
    above 400 during both the Ontario nomination processing stage and at the
    federal application for permanent residence processing stage.
  • Have a minimum level of work experience; at least one year of continuous and
    full-time employment experience, or part-time equivalent, in a National
    Occupation Classification (NOC) level 0, A, or B occupation in the five years prior
    to the date of the NOI from the OINP.
  • Have a Canadian Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree OR an Educational
    Credential Assessment (ECA) report produced by a designated organization
    indicating that their foreign education credential is equivalent to a Canadian
    Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD.
  • Demonstrate a language proficiency level of Canadian Language Benchmark
    (CLB) 7 or above in all four competencies (speaking, reading, writing, and
    listening). Language proficiency testing results are only acknowledged from
    IELTS (General Training Test only) for English, CELPIP (General test only) for
    English, or TEF for French.
  • Intend to reside in Ontario, the candidate must demonstrate by a statement of
    intent and a proof of ties to Ontario.
  • Possess sufficient funds to cover settlement costs in Ontario. The candidate
    must provide Bank statements.

In addition to Meeting any additional criteria under either the FSWP or CEC.

The Process:

After receiving an NOI, Candidates will be able to apply online to the OINP for
nomination under the Human Capital Priorities Stream. Candidates will have only 45
days to apply. It is important to note that applications submitted outside the 45 calendar
days will not be processed. If their application is approved, candidates will be notified of
their nomination by the OINP, which they can accept and use to apply to IRCC for
permanent residence.
Find out if you are eligible by filling out our Free assessment form. Or get in touch with
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