Recent reports stated that Ontario during the year 2018 has issued 6,850 invitations to candidates to apply for a Canadian permanent residence and it should be noted that almost half of them belonged to the Canadian Express Entry Pool and a quarter of them were high-tech workers.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is one of the most popular Provincial Nominee programs which has played a very good role in welcoming immigrants to the province. Like every provincial nominee program that is in existence, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program also nominates a certain number of economic immigrants to obtain a Canadian permanent residence.
The report published on February 22nd stated that the issued 6,850 nominations will eventually become 13,571 new immigrants within the country when taking into account the spouse & the dependants that accompany the main immigrant.
Nominations from the Express Entry Pool
Reports state that almost half of Ontario’s nomination went to the Express Entry System’s candidates, which is responsible for handling Canada’s three most important immigration programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Class Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Class Program and the Canadian Experience Class Program.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has the immigration streams that work with the Express Entry System which are the Human Capital Priorities Stream, the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and the Skilled Trades Stream.
Candidates in the Express Entry Pool who have the potential & meet the eligibility criteria of OINP are invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Under the Human Capital Priorities Stream, a total of 2,190 invitations were issued during 2018 and 648 nominations were issued through the Skilled Trades Stream and another 387 through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
Applicants willing to apply for Ontario’s immigration streams should have first created an Express Entry Profile and entered the Express Entry Pool.
Software Engineers, Interactive Media Developers, Designers and other IT related occupational specialists received a quarter of the nominations during the year 2018 and the reports have also stated that out of the total invitations issued, 2,651 of them were issued to Indians which is 39 per cent of the total.
It is expected that the government of Ontario is about to take in more immigrants this year and has already issued 2,053 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. To know more about Ontario’s immigration programs and to check your eligibility to immigrate to Canada for free, get in touch with our team of experts now!