Ontario invited 486 candidates from Canada’s Express Entry pool to apply for a provincial nomination for skilled migration to Canada.
All the candidates invited in this round of the invitation draw – held on October 6, 2021 – belonged to 18 targeted occupations in the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of between 463 and 467 points to be invited by Ontario to apply for a provincial nomination in this round of Canada’s periodic invitation draws.
Express Entry candidates targeted in this invitation round belonged to the following occupations:
- Other administrative services managers (NOC 0114);
- Banking, credit and other investment managers (NOC 0122);
- Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (NOC 0124);
- Other business services managers (NOC 0125);
- Engineering managers (NOC 0211);
- Managers in health care (NOC 0311);
- Corporate sales managers (NOC 0601);
- Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631);
- Construction managers (NOC 0711);
- Managers in transportation (NOC 0731);
- Manufacturing managers (NOC 0911);
- Human resources professionals (NOC 1121);
- Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1122);
- Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries (NOC 2161);
- Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012);
- Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211);
- Opticians (NOC 3231);
- Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233).
Invited applicants needed to have at least one year of work experience in any of these occupations to receive the provincial nomination from Ontario for Canadian immigration.
Ontario has invited 4,851 Express Entry applicants under the HCP stream so far this year following this round of the invitation draws.
Last year, 6,716 applicants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination under this stream, which made it Ontario’s most popular Express Entry-linked program for 2020.
Applicants who successfully obtain a nomination from a Canadian province get 600 CRS points added to their profiles, which effectively guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian immigration by the Canadian federal government in a subsequent Express Entry draw.