Largest Ontario PNP Draws: 1,685 International Students and Temporary Foreign Workers Invited

Ontario holds largest draws

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held three consecutive PNP draws on July 13 inviting eligible candidates under its Employer Job Offer stream. 

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Eligible immigration candidates include those who had already submitted their Expression of Interest (EOI) to the province. It resulted in nominations under foreign workers, international students, and candidates with a job offer in rural communities streams. 

Three nomination draws from OINP resulted in a total of 1,685 invitations to apply for provincial nominations. A quick review of July 13 PNP draws is as follows: 

  • 1,211 invitations went to candidates who may be eligible for the Foreign Worker Stream. All the invited candidates had a score of at least 33. No specific occupation was targeted in these draws. 
  • Another 431 invitations were given to applications qualifying for the International Student Stream. All the invited candidates needed an EOI score of at least 62 in order to be invited.
  • Rest 43 invitations went to immigration candidates who were registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot. They may qualify for the same two Employer Job Offer streams as above. 

How To Get Nominated under Employer Job Offer Category? 

There are three Employer Job Offer streams:

  • Foreign Worker Stream, for workers with a skilled job offer in Ontario. Applicants have to be eligible to accumulate the equivalent of two years of work experience in a skilled occupation. Further, they are required to have an eligible job offer in Ontario and intend to immigrate to the province, among other criteria.
  • International Student Stream, for international students with skilled job offers. Applicants must complete a program at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution and have an eligible job offer in Ontario and intend to immigrate to the province in order to qualify. 
  • In-Demand Skills Stream, for workers in occupations that have labour shortages in Ontario.

Additionally, to qualify for Regional Immigration Pilot, applicants must be eligible for any of the OINP Employer Job Offer streams and their full-time job offer is in one of the participating communities.

New Instructions to Submit a Complete PNP Applications 

The province had also released fresh instructions for Express Entry candidates as well as those who submitted profiles to Ontario’s Expression of Interest system to apply for provincial nominations. Here are the latest instructions regarding PNP applications: 

  • Mandatory Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for applications under the Express Entry stream. The province has specifically asked applicants to authorize World Education Services (WES) to share a copy of their ECA with the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. You may take the help of other organizations approved by the federal government for you to consider. 
  • For those applying under an Employer Job Offer stream, you have to submit a PDF copy of the Attestation Form. It should be printed, signed in ink by the applicant, and uploaded to the “Other” tab under Supporting Documents.

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility.

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