• Mon - Fri 9.00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Immigrating to Canada

Category Archives: Ontario

Ontario invited 1,084 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its first PNP draw of the year on January 11

The Canadian province of Ontario conducted its first immigration draw of the 2022 on January 11.

A total of 1,084 immigration candidates from all Employer Job Offer streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in this draw.

Distribution of invitations

Stream Sub-category Total Invitations issued
Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker stream 264
Employer Job Offer International Student stream 762
Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills stream 58

Invitations were issued to candidates, who had work experience in one of in-demand health and agricultural occupations or in manufacturing sector.

Health and Agricultural Occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates
  • NOC 4412 – Home Support Workers and related occupations, excluding Housekeepers
  • NOC 8431 – General Farm Workers
  • NOC 8432 – Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
  • NOC 8611 – Harvesting Labourers
  • NOC 9462 – Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

  • NOC 9411 – Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
  • NOC 9416 – Metalworking and Forging Machine Operators
  • NOC 9417 – Machining Tool Operators
  • NOC 9418 – Other Metal Products Machine Operators
  • NOC 9421 – Chemical Plant Machine Operators
  • NOC 9422 – Plastics Processing Machine Operators
  • NOC 9437 – Woodworking Machine Operators
  • NOC 9446 – Industrial Sewing Machine Operators
  • NOC 9461 – Process Control and Machine Operators, Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing
  • NOC 9523 – Electronics Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors and Testers
  • NOC 9526 – Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – Industrial Painters, Coaters and Metal Finishing Process Operators
  • NOC 9537 – Other Products Assemblers, Finishers and Inspectors

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows eligible foreign workers, international students and others with the required skills, experience and education to apply for a nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.

By November 10, 2021, Ontario PNP had issued over 8,600 invitations to immigration candidates.

Find out if you are eligible for Canadian immigration!!

To find out if you’re eligible for immigration to Canada, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options to immigrate to Canada!

Ontario invited 484 Express Entry candidates in first PNP draw of 2021 on January 13

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted its first immigration draw of the year on January 13.

Total 484 invitations or Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to apply for provincial nomination were issued to Express Entry candidates through OINP’s two provincial pathways – the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and Skilled Trades Stream.

BREAKTHROUGH OF INVITATIONS

Stream Total NOIs issued CRS score range
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 146 Between 456 and 460
Skilled Trades Stream 338 Between 434 and 460

In order to receive an NOI in this draw, candidates were required to have their Express Entry profiles created between January 13, 2020, and January 13, 2021.

The French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream of OINP is designed for Express Entry candidates who speak English and French. In order to apply under this stream, applicants have to fulfill the eligibility requirements of the Canadian Experience Class, or the Federal Skilled Worker Program.  They need a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least seven in French, and at least 6 in English, among other eligibility requirements.

The Skilled Trades Stream allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates currently living in Ontario who have a minimum of one-year full-time work experience or the equivalent in part-time work, in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

While candidates do not need a job offer to apply under either the Skilled Trades or French-Speaking Skilled Worker Streams, candidates must meet all the mandatory federal and provincial requirements specified by the OINP.

Candidates who received invitations in this draw will get an additional 600 points towards their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score if they successfully receive a provincial nomination from the OINP.

Find out your eligibility for Canadian immigration!!

To find out if you’re eligible for immigration to Canada, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options to immigrate to Canada!