January 16, 2019 – Ontario immigration has delivered a statement of intent for 2019 by issuing Notifications of Interest to nearly 1,500 candidates under its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream.
The January 14 draw eclipsed all previous draw by more than 500 NOIs, making it the largest Ontario draw on record.
To be included in the draw, candidates needed to have submitted Express Entry profiles between January 14, 2018 and January 14, 2019.
Unlike 2018, Ontario did not publish a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score range for the latest HCP draw.
The province stated the latest round of NOIs was a ‘general draw’, meaning candidates did not require a job offer. The previous three HCP draws have been targeted at candidates with Ontario job offers in hand.
Ontario invited 3,719 candidates through the HCP in 2018, the most of any of its streams, with CRS scores dropping as low as 350.
Ontario Human Capital Priorities: January 14 Draw
|Draw Date||NOIs Issued||Express Entry Profile Submission Date|
|14-Jan-2019||1,493||Jan 14, 2018 to Jan 14, 2019|
The Ontario HCP stream is aimed at skilled workers looking to live and work in Canada’s largest province.
Candidates who qualify for the federal Express Entry pool are nominated by Ontario based on education, work experience, language skills and other factors.
The province looks for candidates it considers able to quickly integrate themselves into the labour market.
What Are The Requirements For the Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream?
To qualify applicants must have:
- Ongoing profile under the Federal Express Entry system and be qualified for either the FSWP or the CEC.
- Hold minimum of 1-year of full time, or full-time equivalent work experience under NOC occupation level 0, A or B, in the past five years if applying under the FSWP or in the past three years if applying under CEC.
- Hold the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelors degree or higher.
- Show language proficiency of minimum CLB/NCLC level 7 in English or in French.
- Intention to reside in the province of Ontario.
- Residing with legal status in Canada, if applicable.
- Proof of required settlement funds.
The previous HCP draw took place on November 26 2018, when Canada’s most populous province issued 185 invites to candidates scoring between 350 and 488 points.
The draw was targeted at candidates with a job offer who had submitted Canada Express Entry profiles between January 1 and November 26, 2018.
The OINP is yet to publish details of its federal government nomination allocation for 2019.
In 2018, it received an allocation of 6,600 nominations, which was extended by 250 in December, meaning the province nominated a total of 6,850 candidates during the year.
Summary of Ontario NOIs 2019
|Stream||Notifications of interest|
|Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP)||1,493|
|French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW)||38|
|Skilled Trades Stream (ST)|
Status of Ontario Streams
|Human Capital Priorities (Express Entry)||Open|
|French-Speaking Skilled Worker (Express Entry)||Open|
|Skilled Trades (Express Entry)||Open|
|Employer Job Offer||Open|
|International Student (Masters Graduate)||Closed|
|International Student (PhD Graduate)||Open|
|Investor Immigration (Corporate)||Open|
|Investor Immigration (Entrepreneur)||Open|
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