In the recent past, Ontario has conducted 5 draws where candidates are invited to apply for a provincial nomination; As a result, the province (Ontario) has made a call to invite 1493 candidates to sooner become permanent residents of Ontario.

On February 28, 173 candidates were invited through the Ontario Immigrant nominee Program -OINP. All of them were eligible for the PHD graduate stream.

As a minimum requirement, the candidates have shown their EOI-expression of interest with a score not less than 16.

Followed by the next draw on March 1, the province Ontario called for Masters Graduate, Foreign worker, and International stream candidates.

The Draw Results Between February 28 and March 1, 2022

PNP stream Minimum score No of invitations
Master’s Graduate 41 238
Foreign Worker 39 456
International Student 72 411
International Student *targeted occupations 42 215
PhD Graduate 16 173
Total Invitations 1,493

The targeted invitations were majorly routed on the candidates in the International student stream with a score of 42 and above. These candidates were also having relevant experience in the occupations listed below with NOC codes:

  • 2232 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • 2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • 2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • 2243 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • 2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians
  • 2282 – User support technicians
  • 2283 – Information systems testing technicians
  • 7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping, and erecting trades and related occupations
  • 7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupations
  • 7203 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • 7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • 7205 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers
  • 7232 – Tool and die makers
  • 7233 – Sheet metal workers
  • 7236 – Ironworkers
  • 7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 7242 – Industrial electricians
  • 7251 – Plumbers
  • 7271 – Carpenters
  • 7281 – Bricklayers
  • 7282 – Concrete finishers
  • 7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers, and lathers
  • 7291 – Roofers and shinglers
  • 7293 – Insulators
  • 7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • 7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • 7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • 7303 – Supervisors, printing, and related occupations
  • 7305 – Supervisors, motor transport, and other ground transit operators
  • 7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • 7314 – Railway Carmen/women
  • 7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • 7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • 7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers
  • 7333 – Electrical mechanics
  • 7334 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and other related mechanics
  • 7371 – Crane operators
  • 8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services
  • 9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators

How Well One Can Make Points for Ontario Immigration

Ontario assesses the EOI profiles based on certain human capital factors which the province considers to be important while selecting the immigrants who are highly capable to flourish in the new land. The points are also given based on the key skill levels which are used under NOC to categorize and group varied jobs based on the roles of an individual along with their Canadian work experience.

Over and above the skill level and work experience, OINP looks and takes into consideration the wage, education, official language ability, and the region of study or work. The OINP scoring system differs for every stream.  10 points are allocated by the province at its discretion to cater to the needs of the labor market.

Who are Qualified Under the International Student Stream?

All the foreign nationals with a qualified or an eligible job offer from an Ontario employer are eligible for the Ontario International Student Stream under the employer job offer category.

There is also no necessity for a candidate to apply for this stream from within Canada till the applicant satisfies the eligibility criteria.

Three things to become eligible under the stream -Ontario International Student Stream

  • You should have completed a program at the Canadian Designated learning institution.
  • You should have an eligible job offer.
  • You should have that strong purpose to settle in the province.

How ITA is Issued Under this Program?

  • Register your EOI on the Ontario website
  • Your scores will be calculated based on the documents and attachments you submit.
  • You will be awarded with points based on the human capital factors; the province assesses your ability to blend with the labor market.

Who are Qualified Under the Foreign Worker Stream?

If the candidate satisfies the eligibility requirements, there is no necessity for the applicant to apply for the stream from Canada. All the foreign nationals with a qualified or an eligible job offer from an Ontario employer are eligible for the Ontario International Student Stream under the employer job offer category.

What Makes the Candidate Eligible for the Foreign Worker Stream?

  • You should have at least 2 years of equivalent work experience in a skilled occupation
  • You should have a qualified job offer in Ontario
  • You should also have that strong purpose to settle in the province.

How ITA is Issued Under This Program?

  • Register your EOI on the Ontario website
  • Your scores will be calculated based on the documents and attachments you submit.
  • You will be awarded with points based on the information submitted.

Who are Qualified Under the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate Streams?

A candidate has to sign up in the e-filing portal of Ontario, and then register an EOI for the chosen graduate stream. After which the province will invite eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination which is the big step towards Canadian Permanent Residence.

Note: There is no specific need to have a job offer, but the application must be submitted within two years of graduation

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