Ontario Express Entry is an “enhanced” stream that will allow the Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. With the Ontario Express entry stream, OINP is able to search for skilled candidates in the Express Entry pool.
Minimum requirements to apply for OINP through Human Capital Priorities Stream are as follows:
For more details on OINP, check our page about Ontario PNP.
As discussed above, to apply for OINP, you must have a valid express entry profile. To create an express entry profile, you have to score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 points. These points are awarded based on factors like age, language proficiency, work experience, arranged employment, etc.
For arranged employment, you have to get the job offer that is based in the province of Ontario. If you get a job offer from any other province, then it contradicts your intention to live in the province and it can get your application rejected.
First Official Language
|CLB level 9 or more||6||6||6||6|
|CLB level 8||5||5||5||5|
|CLB level 7||4||4||4||4|
Second Official Language
|Minimum CLB 5 in four language abilities||4|
|CLB 4 or less in any four language abilities||0|
|University degree at the Doctoral (Ph.D.) level or equal||25|
|Master’s degree or equal from a university OR entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal) which is NOC 2016 Skill Level A, and licensed by a provincial regulatory body||23|
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diploma or equal ( at least one must be for a program of at least three years)||22|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal||21|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal||19|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal||15|
|Canadian high school diploma, or equal||5|
|Age (In Years)||Points|
|47 and older||0|
Arranged Employment: Candidate can get 10 points for this if they have a full-time job offer for an occupation that is categorized under National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill type 0, A or B
Adaptability: Candidate can get a maximum of 10 points under this category in case their spouse or common-law partner that is accompanying them to Canada:
|Spouse’s or partner’s language level: For CLB level 4 or higher||5|
|Candidate’s past study in Canada: Must have completed a minimum of two years of academic years of full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada||5|
|Spouse’s or partner’s past work in Canada: Spouse’s or partner has completed a minimum two-year academic year of full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada||5|
|Candidate’s past work in Canada: Minimum of one year of full-time work experience in Canada:
|Spouse’s or partner’s past work in Canada:
Spouse/partner had a minimum of one year of full-time works experience in Canada on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Country
|Arranged employment in Canada||5|
For express entry candidates registered under CEC category, they are also required to meet the following requirements:
Ontario PNP Program Important Links 2021