The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) held two new nomination draws on May 26 inviting more recent foreign graduates from the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.
The province had earlier held a nomination draw last week inviting international graduates to apply for provincial nomination under the Ontario Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream.
May 26 provincial draw issued 158 international students an EOI score of at least 73 to apply for provincial nomination under the Ontario Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream. They are those candidates who have recently graduated from any Canadian Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs).
This is the third ‘base’ draw following the new intake system.
Following the introduction of the new ‘two-step immigration’ system, all the invited candidates were selected from the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.
To begin your process of qualifying for OINP draws, interested candidates must register their EOI profiles. Upon registration, their profiles will be evaluated and ranked on factors like job skill level, total work experience, education, proficiency in English or French. Study or work experience inside Canada can fetch you additional points.
Further, any foreign applicant can qualify under the International Student stream provided:
- They have job offers in Ontario before applying.
- They must have completed any study program at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
- They must demonstrate intent to settle permanently in the province.
Additionally, OINP is at its discretion to allow up to 10 points to respond to labor market needs. On successfully receiving a provincial nomination, candidates are open to apply for permanent residency with the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Why International Students Are Preferring To Study Abroad In Canada?
International students not just contribute to the local economy but also serve as a large pool of highly educated people. The province had already set its annual allocation target to 8,350 candidates for Canada PR.
Statistics Canada outlined the performance of international students in Canadian Institutions in the period before the onset of the current pandemic. Interestingly, the report pegged the past enrolment rate of international students in post-secondaries in Canada at three times the rate of domestic students.
In the past decade, the enrolment rates of international students in Canada grew up to enrolments for international students tripled from 101,000 to more than 318,000. The report also noted a growth in intake of students in the STEM study courses, business, management, and public administration programs.
Canada’s opportunity immigration system provides for excellent retaining of foreign talent. The report highlighted that over 30% of international students who got Canadian bachelor’s degrees and almost 50% of international students who graduated with master’s degrees became permanent residents within 10 years after they got their first study permit.
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