OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) received the additional nomination for 2019 and invited 667 Express Entry candidates via its Skilled Trades Stream for a provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa. This additional allocation means the total annual allocation for OINP under Canada’s PNP has been increased to 7,350 nominations.
These extra allocations allow Ontario to nominate more skilled immigrants to help in the economic development of the province, as OINP has already reached its limit for the nomination of 2019 – 6,650 allocations.
On the draw held on December 11th, OINP issued 667 NOIs (Notification of Interest) through its Skilled Trades Stream. This stream of OINP allows the province to search for skilled immigrants in the express pool of the federal government. Of the three major streams under OINP, Human Capital Priorities Stream has been the busiest with approximately 7,000 NOIs issued this year, over five provincial draws.
For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination certificate, they are awarded 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points. These many points effectively make sure that the candidate gets the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
OINP’s Skilled Trades Stream allows the province to search for skilled immigrants in the express pool with Ontario work experience in skilled eligible occupations. These eligible occupations are listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Groups 72, 73 or 82 of Canada’s NOC (National Occupation Classification).
In the latest provincial draw, OINP invited express entry candidates with the CRS score as low as 410 points. Candidates, who have been issued NOI and apply for a provincial nomination, will be considered under OINP’s 2020 nomination allocation.
Applications for 250 dedicated nominations for temporary foreign workers with work experience in NOC skill type ‘C’ will be continued to be processed under OINP’s Skilled Trades Stream. These nominations are part of a federal initiative announced earlier in the year 2019 that created 2,000 additional PNP allocations for long-term, intermediate-skilled temporary foreign workers who have integrated into Canadian society can transition to PR.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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