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Ontario PNP Invites 828 Express Entry Candidates In The Latest Draw

On February 8, Ontario PNP held another draw for Express Entry candidates, inviting 828 immigration candidates to the province.

The candidates are invited through two PNP draws.

Distribution of OINP draw, February 8, 2022

StreamInvitationsMinimum Score
Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream622463-467
French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW)206463-467

To be eligible, candidates need to have a profile in Express Entry System with a valid Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS)

They should have at least one year of work experience in the following six tech occupations:

NOC 0213Computer and information systems managers
NOC 2147Computer engineers
NOC 2172Database analysts and data administrators
NOC 2173Software engineers and designers
NOC 2174Computer programmer and interactive media developers
NOC 2175Web designers and developers

The candidates who come under FSSW Stream should have a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least 7 in French, and 6 in English.

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Also, candidates should have enough funds to cover settlement costs in Ontario.

Invited candidates have 45 calendar days to apply for the nomination.

About Ontario PNP:

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the province’s economic immigration program. It invites foreign workers, international students, and others with the right skills, experience, and education to apply to the OINP for permanent residence.

There are three ways to qualify for OINP nomination:

  • Employer job offer category: for workers who already have a permanent job offer from an Ontario employer.
  • Human capital category: for workers who have valuable work experience, education, language skills, and a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system; or for graduate students.
  • Business category: for entrepreneurs looking to start a new or buy an existing business in Ontario.
About Express Entry Process:

It is an application management system that manages applications for the economic immigration programs of CanadaCanadia Experience ClassFederal Skilled Worker Program, & the Federal Skilled Trades Program are the three programs that use Express Entry. PNP candidates in the Express Entry have already qualified for one of these programs.

Express Entry uses CRS, Comprehensive Ranking System which is a points-based system used to rank the profiles of the candidates. The top-scoring candidates receive an ITA and then they can apply for PR through regular Express Entry draws.

PNP candidates automatically earn 600 points in their score for CRS, Comprehensive Ranking System so they have good chances of getting an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for PR via Express Entry.

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