Ontario PNP Draw 2023

First Ontario PNP draw of the year

On January 10, 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 402 targeted invitations to apply to potential candidates who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

Candidates only received an invitation if they had a score of 35 and above, and work experience in the targeted national occupational codes (NOC). In addition, profiles created with OINP between November 22, 2022 – January 10, 2023, were considered for this draw.

Further, OINP issued 2 invitations for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates. Here we will show you the numbers in detail!

Date issuedNumber of invitations issuedDate profiles createdScore rangeNotes
January 10, 2023402November 22, 2022 – January 10, 202335 and aboveTargeted draw for skilled trades occupations.
Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations.
January 10, 20232November 22, 2022 – January 10, 2023N/ATargeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates. Please refer to IRCC’s project page for more information

-Read: OINP Entrepreneur Point System and Calculator

About the Employer Job Offer

The Employer Job Offer (Foreign Worker and International Student) are immigration streams under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). It gives foreign workers with a job offer in a skilled occupation the opportunity to apply for a nomination from the OINP to permanently live and work in Ontario.

Foreign Worker Stream

  • You need to accumulate the equivalent of two years of work experience in a skilled occupation,
  • Also, you need to have an eligible job offer in Ontario, and
  • Intend to immigrate to the province, among other requirements.

Further, if you want to apply for this Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs), you must register an EOI profile on the Ontario website. After registering your profile, it will go into the EOI pool. As you may know, Ontario will give you a score based on the information you submit.

International Student stream

  • You need to have completed a program at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution,
  • Have an eligible job offer in Ontario,
  • Intend to immigrate to the province, among other requirements.

Similar to the Foreign worker stream, you have to register an EOI profile on the Ontario website. Your profile will then go into the EOI pool, and you will get a score based on the files you submit.

About the Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program uses an expression of interest system to manage its applications for the following streams:

Before you can apply to these streams, you must register an expression of interest to let the OINP know you wish to be invited to apply. Registering an EOI is not the same as applying to the OINP or applying for permanent residency. It only allows the OINP to gather important information about you to rank and select those who are most likely to meet their labour market needs.

Once submitted, your expression of interest registration will then be entered into a selection pool. Each OINP stream has its own selection pool. You can only apply to Ontario’s streams if you are invited.

To know the Expression of Interest scoring factors, please visit the following article:

If you receive an invitation to apply

If you are invited to apply, you need to submit your application within 14 calendar days from the date you receive the invitation. Also, you must have your supporting documents ready to validate the information in your application.

To apply, the OINP suggests:

  • Enter the Ontario immigration website
  • Log into your ONe-key account as a returning user from your My Applications page.
  • Then, click on the file number link to begin your application.

You must be aware that it takes a minimum of two hours to complete an application. You don’t have to complete the application all at once. Also, you should have your credit card ready, and be ready to scan and upload your supporting documents (in English or French).

After you apply

After you (or a representative) submits your application, you will get a confirmation email. You can check the status of your application through your account in the OINP e-Filing Portal at any time.

Once you are nominated, your need to apply to the federal government through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence. IRCC makes the final decision on who becomes a permanent resident.

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