On November 26 latest draws for Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream were held where Ontario’s immigration office invited a total of 185 candidates who have applied under Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream. This stream allows the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to search for the candidates in the federal express pool who have met the province’s eligibility criteria and then invite the candidate to apply for the permanent residence visa.
Once the candidates have received the nomination form the province, they are awarded 600 additional CRS points in their express profile. Having this much points moves the candidate’s profile in front of the line for getting the invitation to apply for pr visa.
Candidates that were selected on the draw that was held on November 26, have the CRS score that ranges from 350 to 448 and a job offer in the Ontario, which is not required in order to be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities Stream. Candidates who have submitted their profile in the express entry system between January 1, 2018, and November 22, 2018, were selected for the provincial nomination program.
Ontario Immigration Nomination Program (OINP) released a statement that said: “targeted search was done to help Ontario meet its labor market and economic development priorities, as well as to be more responsive to employer needs.” OINP in last September announced that they were replacing the requirement that Express Entry candidates have a CRS score of at least 400 points in order to be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities Stream. The minimum would be determined by the program’s director in accordance with the province’s needs.
For nominating the candidates, OINP relies heavily on express entry stream: Human Capital Priorities Stream: 3,719 invitations French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream: 1,519 invitations Skill Trades Stream: 1,626 invitations Together all these streams account for 95% of Ontario’s nomination program under Canada’s provincial nominee program 2018.
OINP has issued invitations in each of its last four draws through Human Capital Priorities Stream. Three of these draws focus on express entry candidates with a job offer in the province while the last one focuses on express entry candidate with proficiency in the French language. In two of these draws the minimum CRS score drop to 351, while the last two targeted job offers draw minimum CRS score dropped to 350.