Express Entry is a new application management system introduced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage permanent resident applications for skilled migration to Canada. To qualify for Express Entry and be considered for nomination by Ontario please check your eligibility for Express entry
The OINP is made up of three categories: Business, Employer Job Offer and Human Capital. Each category is comprised of various streams under which applicants may submit an application. Ontario Express Entry comes under Human Capital category.
Ontario Express Entry
Ontario has created three streams for skilled workers who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. The three streams draw from the Federal Express Entry selection system.
- Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
- Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
1.1 What is the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream?
The French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream is designed for French-speaking skilled workers who have strong English language abilities and who want to live and work permanently in Ontario.
- Required education,
- Skilled work experience,
- Language ability,
- And other requirements to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.
People who are willing to apply under this stream must have qualified for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry pool. This stream is also intended to support immigration by French-speaking candidates who also have sufficient English language ability to succeed in Ontario’s labour market. This supports Ontario’s commitment to increase Francophone immigration to 5% of overall immigration to the province. For further information on how to register for Express Entry and more information on how to apply for permanent residence, please visit the IRCC website.
1.2 What is the Human Capital Priorities Stream?
The Human Capital Priorities Stream is designed for skilled workers who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. This stream enables the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to nominate individuals who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other requirements to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities. Applicants to this stream must have qualified for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry pool. For further information on how to register for Express Entry and more information on how to apply for permanent residence
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Ontario invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores between 433 to 441
Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream, issued 511 new Notifications of Interest, or NOIs, in the latest round of invitations held on February 27.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) explained that the NOIs were issued to candidates whose Express Entry profiles were submitted between January 1, 2018, and February 22, 2018.Candidates in the Express Entry pool who receive an NOI from Ontario are in the position to apply for a provincial nomination by the province. If their applications are successful, candidates are awarded an additional 600 points towards their Express Entry CRS score.The Human Capital Priorities Stream is unique in its process of selection as it allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates with a CRS score of 400 or above, along with other criteria.
1.3 Biggest round of invitations so far in 2018
This marks the fifth and largest draw for the Human Capital Priorities Stream in 2018. In total, 1,808 invitations have been issued by Ontario to Express Entry candidates through this stream in the first two months of the year.
In its announcement, the OINP stated it “will continue to issue NOIs on a regular basis to candidates, who at a minimum, have a CRS of 400 and meet all the eligibility criteria.” and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. An Express Entry candidate with a provincial nomination receives an additional 600 points toward their CRS score.
Express Entry invites many more candidates throughout the year than does the HCP stream. In 2017, for example, Express Entry issued more than 80,000 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence, compared to Ontario’s total allocation of 6,500 nominations, of which only a portion is used for the HCP.
In the first two months of 2018, Ontario issued 1,808 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination through the HCP. In that same time period, Express Entry issued 11,500 Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in four draws.
Still, the Human Capital Priorities Stream is more active than it has ever been, and Ontario has introduced a number of welcome improvements to the way the stream operates, including how information is announced regarding draws from the Express Entry pool.
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CRS scores required
The least CRS score selected through the HCP stream in 2018 was 433.The lowest minimum CRS score required announced Federal Express Entry draws in 2018 has been 442, on two separate occasions.
It is important to note, however, that not every candidate with a score in the range announced by Ontario receives a Notification of Interest, or NOI. This is different than Canada’s Federal Express Entry draws, where every candidate with a score above the minimum CRS cut-off is invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
|DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT||NUMBER OF INVITATIONS ISSUED||CRS SCORE RANGE||DATE EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE WAS SUBMITTED|
|February 27, 2018||511||433-441||January 1, 2018 to February 22, 2018|
|February 13, 2018||488||435-441||January 1, 2018 to February 8, 2018 at 4PM EST|
|February 8, 2018||89||433-444||January 1, 2018 to January 25, 2018|
|January 26, 2018||380||433-444||January 1, 2018 to January 25, 2018|
|January 23, 2018||340||440-446||January 1, 2018 to January 19, 2018|
1.4 What is the Skilled Trades Stream?
The Skilled Trades Stream is designed for skilled workers with work experience in an eligible skilled trade who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. This stream enables the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to nominate individuals who have the skilled work experience, skilled trades’ certification (if required), language ability, and other requirements to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities. Applicants to this stream must have qualified for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry pool.
1.5 Canada Job Market –
According to the latest edition of the Bank of Montreal’s Labour Market Report Card, cities in just three provinces are dominating the list of best places to find work —
- British Columbia,
- Ontario — particularly cities near Toronto — is the big winner, with six of the top 10 cities for work in that province.