January 26, 2018
OINP re-opens for 2018 year!
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) offers employers and investors the opportunity to recruit and retain highly skilled foreign workers in Ontario as well as foreign workers and international students to permanently live and work in the province.
The program assists successful nominees to gain permanent residence status in Canada. Each year, the total number of nominations permitted by Ontario PNP is capped by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”). Opportunities Ontario has now announced its quota for the 2018, a total of 6,600. This is an increase of 600 nominations from the 2017 year.
Currently, the eligible categories under the Ontario PNP which are open are:
- Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
- Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
- Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
- Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
- Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
- Corporate Stream
- Entrepreneur Stream
Important to note is that the popular Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate Streams has not yet re-opened. Any updates regarding this program will be announced on OINP’s updates page.
Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Notification of Interest
The OINP has also commenced issuing Notification of Interests (NOIs) under their Human Capital Priorities stream. Interestingly, differing from the selection methodology from last year, they are now posting the number of NOIs issued along with the score range selected.
The first draw for the 2018 year was posted this week on OINP’s website and consisted of:
NOIs issued: 340
CRS score range: 440 to 446
The OINP will throughout the year announce when it has reached its limits through the OINP updates page.