Ontario invited 754 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the latest OINP draw which was held on March 2. Invited candidates had profiles in the Express Entry system with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 463 and 467. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited candidates who were eligible for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP). This Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) gives foreign workers the opportunity to launch their careers in Ontario.
In this draw, the OINP invited Express Entry candidates to apply for the provincial nomination if they had work experience in one of the following 10 occupations:
Banking, credit and other investment managers (NOC 0122);
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (NOC 0124);
Other business services managers (NOC 0125);
Corporate sales managers (NOC 0601);
Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111);
Financial and investment analysts (NOC 1112);
Human resources professionals (NOC 1121);
Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1122);
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012); and
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC 4163).
Invited Express Entry candidates need to have at least one year of work experience in one of these occupations in order to receive the provincial nomination. If they are nominated under this, or any other Express Entry-linked PNP, they will be bumped to the front of the line to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
In 2020, Ontario invited 6,716 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through the HCP stream. This was the largest proportion of all the Express-Entry linked PNP nominations that Ontario issued last year.
Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from a PNP automatically get an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall score. This effectively guarantees that they will receive an ITA in a subsequent Express Entry draw.