Ontario Targets 583 Express Entry Candidates Including Nurses, Accountants, Bankers

Ontario PNP invites Express Entry candidates in 10 priority occupations

Ontario held a surprise draw on June 23 targeting about ten high-priority, skilled occupations for provincial nominations. Among the invited candidates were nurses, investment managers, and accountants already registered in the federal Express Entry pool. 

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Quick Highlights on June 23 Ontario PNP Draw

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted invitations to apply for provincial nomination under its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. These draws were identical to the previous HCP draws held this year on February 2 and on March 2. 


#1 Qualifying Score: As candidates having only registered Express Entry profiles were considered, the qualifying score was based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). A CRS score is given to candidates based on their human capital factors like age, language proficiency, work experience, and education qualification. The score is given out of 1200 points. 


The qualifying CRS score for the October 15 draw varied between 464 and 467


#2 Occupation of invited candidates: All the 583 invited candidates were required to have a mandatory work experience of one year or more in any one of the following occupations:


NOC 0122 Banking, credit, and other investment managers
NOC 0124 Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers 
NOC 0125 Other business services managers
NOC 0601 Corporate sales managers
NOC 1111 Financial auditors and accountants
NOC 1112 Financial and investment analysts
NOC 1121 Human resources professionals
NOC 1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
NOC 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

Also read how Ontario’s Northern Regions All Set To Attract New Immigrants


Applying for Canada PR with Ontario Provincial Nomination

Receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency remains under the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal government. A provincial nomination will, however, fast-track the total time taken to receive an invitation to apply. 


Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) issues provincial nominations to eligible skilled workers under its famous Human Capital Priorities stream. The province also invites candidates already registered in the federal pool under its Tech draw.


Express Entry is a database management system for any foreign skilled workers with/without a job offer to show their interest to migrate to Canada for permanent residence. Those with provincial nominations like the one from Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream or Ontario Tech Draw or any other stream will get preferential treatment to obtain permanent residence. The inclusion of extra 600 CRS points makes the entire process even simpler.


Since the start of 2021, Canada has been holding program-specific draws where it invites candidates either with provincial nominations or prior work experience in Canada. With a target of issuing 108,000 new ITAs for Canada PR in 2021 under Express Entry alone, Canada is more likely to exceed it.  


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