April 11, 2017 – Ontario immigration has resumed the selection of applicants for the OINP’s primary Canada Express Entry stream.
Notifications of Interest (NOIs) under the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program’s Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream will be issued from April 10-14, 2017.
The province has advised candidates to create a new Canada Express Entry profile to give themselves the best chance of being picked.
Applicants must score a minimum of 400 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points to be considered under HCP.
Other requirements include work experience, education, language and plan to live in Ontario.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
To qualify applicants must have:
- Pending application under the Federal Express Entry system;
- Minimum of 1-year of full time, or full time equivalent work experience under NOC occupation level 0, A or B;
- Canadian equivalent Bachelors degree, Masters degree or PhD;
- Minimum CLB level 7 in IELTS general exam;
- Intention to reside in the Province of Ontario;
- Minimum of 400 points under the Federal Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System.
The OINP is actively looking for skilled trades in the construction sector for this round of NOIs.
Specifically, the province is looking for:
- Electricians (except industrial and power system)
- Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
- Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
- Roofers and shinglers
- Sheet metal workers
- Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
- Industrial electricians
“The OINP is an economic immigration program designed to help Ontario meet its labour market and economic development priorities,” an Ontario immigration statement said.
The province plans to issue NOIs throughout the year as it monitors application numbers.
Provincial officials are keen not to create a large backlog so that processing times can be minimized.
Important: OINP Application Deadlines
If you receive an NOI, it is valid for six months. This means you have six months to register a profile on the OINP e-Filing Portal.
However, once that profile is registered, you have 14 calendar days to submit your completed application.
Ontario immigration has moved its application process online in 2017, and has had some technical issues.
Candidates having problems should email: OINP.techn
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