Ontario has held five draws in last two days inviting immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. About 1,493 immigration candidates are now one step closer to becoming permanent residents in Ontario.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 173 immigration candidates who may be eligible for the PhD Graduate stream. To be eligible, candidates needed a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 16.Then on March 1, Ontario invited Masters Graduate, Foreign Worker, and International Student stream candidates.
Ontario PNP draw results February 28 and March 1, 2022
|PNP stream||Minimum score||# of invitations|
|International Student *targeted occupations||42||215|
Explaining Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
The Ontario International Student Stream under the Employer Job Offer category is open to foreign nationals who have an eligible job offer from an employer in Ontario.
You do not necessarily have to apply from within Canada, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.
To be eligible you need to have completed a program at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution, have an eligible job offer in Ontario, and intend to immigrate to the province, among other criteria.
To receive an invitation to apply for this program, you have to register an EOI profile on the Ontario website. Your profile will then go into the EOI pool, and you will get a score based on the files you submit. Ontario awards points for human capital factors that the province has determined will indicate your ability to integrate into the labour market.
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
The Ontario Foreign Worker Stream under the Employer Job Offer category is open to foreign nationals who have an eligible job offer from an employer in Ontario. Candidates do not necessarily have to apply from within Canada, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.
To be eligible candidates need to accumulate the equivalent of two years of work experience in a skilled occupation, have an eligible job offer in Ontario, and intend to immigrate to the province, among other criteria.
Those who want to apply for this PNP stream, have to register an EOI profile on the Ontario website.After registering a profile, it will go into the EOI pool. Ontario will give it a score based on the information that was submitted.
Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams
In order to be considered for the Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate stream, candidates need to sign up with Ontario’s e-Filing Portal then register an expression of interest for their chosen graduate stream.
Ontario then invites eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, an important step toward Canadian permanent residence. However, it is not necessary to have a job offer to apply, but applications must be submitted within two years of graduation.