Ontario invited 1,685 invitations in 3 draws through the Expression of Interest system
Ontario held three (3) major Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws on July 13.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited a total of 1,685 candidates with profiles in the Expression of Interest (EOI) pool. Invited candidates may qualify for one of two Employer Job Offer streams.
The biggest draw issued 1,211 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to candidates who may be eligible for the Foreign Worker Stream. Candidates in this draw were required to meet the minimum EOI score of 33. This was a general draw, meaning there were no targeted occupations or location requirements.
The second draw invited 431 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through the International Student Stream. Invited candidates in this draw were required to meet the minimum EOI score of 62.
The third draw that the OINP held, issued 43 invitations to immigration candidates who were registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot. Candidates in this draw may qualify for the same two Employer Job Offer streams.
At the same time of the release of the results from these draws, Ontario also issued instructions for submitting complete PNP applications. The province instructs those applying under the Employer Job Offer stream to submit a printed and signed PDF copy of an attestation form, among other details. If the form is not submitted, the application will be returned as incomplete, the application fee will be refunded, and the opportunity to apply to the program will be lost.
The Foreign Worker Stream under the Employer Job Offer category is open to foreign nationals who have work experience in a skilled occupation and who have an eligible job offer from an employer in Ontario.
The International Student Stream under the Employer Job Offer category is open to foreign nationals who graduated from a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and have an eligible job offer from an employer in Ontario.
The Regional Immigration Pilot was created to help address labour shortages in come rural communities in Ontario. The province is allowed to allocate 150 nominations in 2021 to three (3) rural locations: Chatham-Kent, Cornwall, and Quinte West/Belleville.