Ontario PNP issues invitations to 502 Express Entry candidates
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Ontario PNP issues invitations to 502 Express Entry candidates

On January 12, Ontario sent invites to 502 Express Entry applicants. They can now appeal for a nomination from the province. The province conducted two draws in the last two days.

Candidates who were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in this draw had their profiles in the Express Entry System with a CRS score ranging from 464 to 467 points.

Under this new draw, the province invited candidates who may meet eligibility for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. The province issued these invitations through its provincial nominee program (PNP) called Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP). This PNP targets foreign workers who are willing to work and reside in Ontario while contributing to the economy of the province.

In this one, the province sent invites to applicants with experience in one of the specializations mentioned below with their National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

NOC code Occupation
0114 Other administrative services managers
0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0125 Other business services managers
0211 Engineering managers
0311 Managers in health care
0601 Corporate sales managers
0631 Restaurant and foodservice managers
0711 Construction managers
0731 Managers in transportation
0911 Manufacturing managers
1121 Human resources professionals
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3231 Opticians
3233 Licensed practical nurses

To receive a nomination in the draw, the invited Express Entry applicants are required to have work experience for at least 12 months in the mentioned professions. Candidates who secure a nomination under any of the Express Entry-linked PNP streams will get additional CRS points, and this improves their chances of obtaining an invitation to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

About Express Entry

The Express Entry system has the reputation of being the fastest immigration pathway to Canada. Express Entry manages the applications submitted by immigration candidates under the below immigration programs:

Express Entry applicants may meet eligibility for more than one of these programs. Applicants are required to submit an online profile, to begin with, the application process for Express Entry. Once the candidate enters the Express Entry pool, they are assessed based on different human capital criteria, including age, language ability, education, work experience, and others, and then they are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Then the federal department of IRCC (Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada) holds Express Entry draws, and the candidates with the maximum CRS score are issued an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence.

A successful provincial nomination benefits the candidate and weighs for additional 600 CRS points in their overall score, which guarantees their chances of receiving an ITA in the following Express Entry draw.

During the pandemic, the federal department of IRCC (Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada) has been conducting PNP-only draws, which means only the candidates who have a provincial nomination are being invited.

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