Ontario PNP Invites 329 Masters Graduate to Apply for Provincial Nominations

Ontario offers Canada PR opportunities for International Student, holds new PNP draws.

The Canadian province of Ontario held a new provincial draw under its ‘base’ masters graduates provincial stream on August 25.

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The ‘base’ masters graduates provincial stream allows recent International student graduates holding a master’s degree from an eligible Ontario institution to register for immigration. 

All the 329 invited candidates required their Expression of Interest (EOI) score to be above 37 in order to secure their invitation for a provincial nomination. A provincial nomination is no less than a guarantee to obtain a Canadian permanent residence (PR) visa.

Invited candidates now have about 14 days to complete the application process and pay the application fee of $1,500. 

About Ontario Masters Graduate Stream

Canada’s vibrant labour market continues to attract more global students to immigrate to Canada for work & study. Data from Statistics Canada reveals that three out of every 10 international students transition to permanent residency in Canada within just 10 years of first receiving their study permit.

Ontario Masters Graduate stream was launched earlier this month to retain more international students. August 25 PNP draw was the second draw extending invitations for provincial nominations to masters graduates. 

Any aspirants willing to be considered for the Master’s Graduate stream will have to sign up with Ontario’s e-Filing Portal and register their expression of interest (EOI). All EOI profiles are ranked based on age, education, work experience, language proficiency among others. The province may also allocate 10 points at its discretion to respond to labour market needs.

Aspirants need not have a job offer to apply, however, they need to apply for the nomination within two years of graduating. Currently, Ontario recognises only recent graduates from the following universities eligible for nomination: 

Algoma University Brescia University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario) Brock University
Carleton University Dominican University College Huron University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario Lakehead University Laurentian University
McMaster University Nipissing University Ontario College of Art & Design University
Queen’s University Ryerson University Royal Military College of Canada
Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa) St. Jerome’s University (Federated with the University of Waterloo) Trent University
University of Guelph University of Ontario Institute of Technology University of Ottawa
University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto) University of Toronto University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
University of Waterloo University of Windsor Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)
Western University Wilfrid Laurier University York University

The success of the Canadian economy is historically built on the shoulders of foreign immigrants. The country continues to keep its immigration levels high by welcoming skilled foreign immigrants. With advancements in education standards and infrastructure in the country, Canada is now able to attract & retain International students to reap benefits out of their relatively young age, their Canadian credentials, their proficiency in English or French, and in some cases, their Canadian work experience.

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