Province of Ontario, the most populous province of Canada, in its latest provincial draw held on 13th February, issued a total 486 Notification of Interest (NOIs) to the Express Entry program registered candidates for provincial nomination to apply for Canada permanent resident visa.
Ontario invites express entry candidates through Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s Human Capital Priorities Stream. To be qualified under this stream, express entry candidates were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 467 and 471 points. In the latest OINP’s NOI draw a total of 10 different National Occupation Classification (NOC) were targeted.
Once a candidate is issued an NOC, they have 45 days to submit their application.
To be eligible for OINP provincial nomination, candidates do not require a Job-offer but they were required to have work experience in any one of the following occupations:
OINP website stated, “Through this dedicated approach, we’re helping to make it easier for businesses to recruit top talent from around the world.” OINP engaged with stakeholders across the province through a survey and face-to-face consultations. This helped them choose priority occupations for the draw.
For an express entry candidate to get a provincial nomination, they are given a major boost of 600 CRS points. These many points effectively guarantee that the candidate gets an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Reference is taken from CIC News