In the latest Ontario Immigration Nominee Program, invitations were sent out to new candidates under Ontario's Expression of Interest. The draw was held on 20 September, 2022 and invited individuals qualifying for permanent residence in Canada. The invitations were sent out under the Masters Graduate stream.
This was a general draw that sent a total of 823 invitations were sent to candidates with a score range of 33 and above. The applicant profiles that were created between September 20 2021 to September 20 2022 were chosen for the invitations.
One of Ontario's PNP streams, the Masters Graduate (MG) stream, is intended for overseas students who have earned a Master's degree from an Ontario university that qualifies. Candidates can then apply to the Canadian federal government for permanent residence after getting a nomination under the MG stream.
Candidates cannot benefit from Express Entry's six-month average processing timeframes since this stream is not Express Entry-aligned. Provincial Nominee Program processing times, which are not in line with Express Entry, are typically longer and require at least a year.
A valid job offer or previous work experience are not prerequisites for the MG stream. You must demonstrate that you have the liquid assets necessary to support your family and yourself. The section on eligibility requirements has more details. Due to the fact that this MG stream is point-based, only the top-scoring applicants will receive invitations to apply.
The OINP Expression of Interest system is used for this stream.
Throughout the year, eligible candidates can submit an EOI via the OINP e-Filing Portal for a chance to be contacted to submit an application for nomination. Based on OINP points, profiles are ranked. The top applicants will receive an invitation to enter one of the OINP latest draws.
The applicant has 14 calendar days after receiving an invitation to submit an application for nomination.
If the application is accepted by the province, Ontario will inform the applicant that they have been chosen for provincial nomination. The applicant's ONe - Key account on the e-Filing Portal will get this notification.
An applicant for permanent residence in Canada must submit a federal application after getting a provincial nomination. Participants in this program are required to fill out a paper application for permanent residency and mail it to the designated application centre. Applications for permanent residency submitted on paper are typically processed in 18 months.