Ontario PNP Invites 725 Masters Graduates to Apply for Provincial Nominations

Ontario PNP Invites 725 Masters Graduates to Apply for Provincial Nominations

The Canadian province of Ontario held a new provincial draw under its ‘base’ Masters Graduates provincial stream on December 21. 

Masters Graduates provincial stream under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows recent International student graduates holding a master’s degree from an eligible Ontario institution to qualify for immigration, i.e., permanent residency in Canada. 

All the 725 invited candidates required their Expression of Interest (EOI) score to be above 46 in order to secure their invitation for a provincial nomination. 

Invited candidates now have about 14 days to complete the application process. 

About Ontario Masters Graduate Stream

Ontario Masters Graduate stream was launched to retain more international students. Canada invited a total of 3,890 candidates under the OINP Masters Graduate stream in 2022. 

December 21 PNP draw is the seventh draw in 2022 extending invitations for provincial nominations to masters graduates. 

Any aspirants willing to be considered for the Masters 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, and language proficiency among others. The province may also allocate 10 points at its discretion to respond to labor 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 recognizes 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

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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. A provincial nomination is no less than a guarantee to obtain a Canadian permanent residence (PR) visa.

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