Third Ontario PNP draw of the week invites 2,434 candidates

Third Ontario PNP draw of the week invites 2,434 candidates

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 10 Feb, 2024 | 04:25 AM]
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Ontario has conducted its third invitation round of the week.

Earlier this week, Ontario invited 4,204 candidates across two Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream draws. Managed under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (Ontario PNP), the HCP stream selects candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and invites them for permanent residency.

The latest Ontario PNP draw held on February 08, 2024, saw invitations being issued to 2,434 candidates under the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream. Candidates with work experience in in-demand occupations in Ontario including Tech and Health occupations - were targeted in this draw.

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Latest Ontario PNP Draw - Results

Date of Draw: February 08, 2024
Stream Targeted: Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

Category 1

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,182
  • Date profiles created: February 08, 2023 - February 08, 2024
  • Score range: 78 and above
  • Type of draw: General Draw

Category 2

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,252
  • Date profiles created: February 08, 2023 - February 08, 2024
  • Score range: 73 and above
  • Type of draw: Targeted draw for Tech and Health occupations

Which occupations were invited?

Not all occupations were selected in this draw. Only candidates with work experience in the following NOCs were eligible for an invitation.

Tech Occupations

NOC 20012 - Computer and information systems managers
NOC 21211 - Data Scientists
NOC 21220 - Cybersecurity specialists
NOC 21221 - Business system analysts
NOC 21222 - Information systems specialists
NOC 21223 - Database analysts and data administrators
NOC 21230 - Computer systems developers and programmers
NOC 21231 - Software engineers and designers
NOC 21232 - Software developers and programmers
NOC 21233 - Web designers
NOC 21234 - Web developers and programmers
NOC 21311 - Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
NOC 22220 - Computer network technicians
NOC 22221 - User support technicians
NOC 22222 - Information systems testing technicians

Health Occupations

NOC 30010 - Managers in healthcare
NOC 31100 - Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
NOC 31103 - Veterinarians
NOC 31110 - Dentists
NOC 31111 - Optometrists
NOC 31112 - Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
NOC 31120 - Pharmacists
NOC 31121 - Dietitians and nutritionists
NOC 21200 - Psychologists
NOC 31201 - Chiropractors
NOC 31202 - Physiotherapists
NOC 31203 - Occupational therapists
NOC 31204 - Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
NOC 31209 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
NOC 31300 - Nursing coordinators and supervisors
NOC 31301 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 31302 - Nurse practitioners
NOC 31303 - Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
NOC 32100 - Opticians
NOC 32101 - Licensed practical nurses
NOC 32102 - Paramedical occupations
NOC 32103 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
NOC 32104 - Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
NOC 32109 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
NOC 32110 - Denturists
NOC 32111 - Dental hygienists and dental therapists
NOC 32112 - Dental technologists and technicians
NOC 32120 - Medical laboratory technologists
NOC 32121 - Medical radiation technologists
NOC 32122 - Medical sonographers
NOC 32123 - Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
NOC 32124 - Pharmacy technicians
NOC 32129 - Other medical technologists and technicians
NOC 32200 - Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
NOC 32201 - Massage therapists
NOC 32209 - Other practitioners of natural healing
NOC 33100 - Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
NOC 33101 - Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
NOC 33102 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
NOC 33103 - Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
NOC 33109 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services

If you have been selected in this draw, you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in your OINP e-Filing Portal account. Once you receive an ITA, you will have 14 days to submit a complete application to apply for Canada PR to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

Ontario Occupation In-demand List 2024

Unlike the Express Entry linked streams, the Ontario PNP uses an Expression of Interest (EOI) system to select candidates who may meet the eligibility criteria of one of the following immigration streams:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
  • Masters Graduate Stream
  • PhD Graduate Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream

So far in 2024, Ontario has invited 14,760 candidates under both the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and federal Express Entry linked streams. In 2023, Ontario invited 43,270 candidates - which was the highest number of invitations issued by a single province. Almost half of new immigrants in Canada were either living or intended to live in Ontario.

The trend of issuing high invites with low scores is expected to be carried out in 2024 as well. The chance of getting selected for a provincial nomination will entirely depend on how well a candidate scores in the Ontario PNP points calculator.

Ontario PNP draws are held every week - with some exceptions.

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