Ontario held further rounds of invitations on October 20, 2021 inviting 546 immigration applicants to apply for a provincial nomination.
Applicants had qualified for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, for the Masters Graduate stream, and for the PhD Graduate stream.
Four targeted invites were given to applicants the Foreign Worker Stream under the Economic Mobility Pathways Project.
The OINP also invited 479 international student graduates to apply for the Masters Graduate stream, and 63 who may be eligible for the PhD Graduate stream.
Applicants were required to have had submitted a profile in Ontario’s EOI system. Each stream had its own score requirement:
Masters Graduates required a score of at least 35; and
PhD Graduates required a minimum score of 25.
This has been the second highest Masters Graduate stream draw since Ontario adopted an EOI system for its Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that are not utilizing the Express Entry process.
The Ontario Foreign Worker Stream under the Employer Job Offer category is open to individuals who have an eligible job offer from an Ontario employer. Applicants do not necessarily have to apply from within Canada. Applicants were required to accumulate the equivalent of two years of work experience in a skilled occupation, have an eligible job offer in Ontario. In order to apply, applicants have to register an EOI profile on the Ontario website.
In order to be considered for the Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate stream, candidates need to sign up with Ontario’s e-Filing Portal then register an expression of interest for their chosen graduate stream. A formal job offer is not necessary although applicants must submit their applications within 24 months of graduation.
Ontario ranks Expression of Interest applicant profiles based on a number of human capital factors such as the skill level of their job offer as well as their Canadian work experience. It takes into account salary, education, language ability, and the region of study or work. The province allocates 10 points at its own discretion to respond to the needs of the current labor market.
Ontario invites workers, Masters and PhD grads in PNP draws
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