Ontario invited 283 immigration candidates to apply for skilled migration to Canada in the latest round of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
The draw, held on February 2, 2021, had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cutoff score between 466 and 467 points, meaning that candidates with a CRS score in this range were invited to apply for migration to Ontario with a provincial nomination.
Invited applicants were eligible for the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream of the Express Entry system.
The OINP, which is Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for skilled foreign individuals looking to immigrate to Canada, allows overseas workers to settle in Ontario permanently and join the province’s workforce.
Skilled individuals who were invited to apply for permanent skilled migration to Canada in this round of the draw included applicants with experience in the following eligible occupations:
- Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers (NOC 0122);
- Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Managers (NOC 0124);
- Other Business Service Managers (NOC 0125);
- Corporate Sales Managers (NOC 0601);
- Financial Auditors and Accountants (NOC 1111);
- Financial and Investment Analytics (NOC 1112);
- Human Resources Professionals (NOC 1121);
- Professional Occupations in Business Management Consulting (NOC 1122);
- Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (NOC 3012); and
- Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants (NOC 4163).
Candidates who were invited to apply for skilled migration to Canada in this round of the draw had to demonstrate at least one year of work experience in one of these occupations.
Ontario invited a total of 6,716 Express Entry candidates to apply for a Canadian provincial nomination under the Human Capital Priorities stream in 2020.
Express Entry is Canada’s skilled migration applications management system for three federal immigration pathways to the country – Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Canada’s immigration authority – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – conducts the draws about twice every month, with immigration candidates being awarded CRS points on several factors including age, education, work experience and language ability.
Obtaining a provincial nomination awards candidates an additional 600 points on their application, which effectively guarantees them to be invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada by the country’s federal government.
Immigrants invited through Canada’s PNPs use their skills and expertise to fill crucial labour market gaps in the country’s provinces created by an increasing number of Canadian workers nearing retirement and a lack of suitably qualified local employees.