OINP draws

OINP conducted three major draws | Employer Job Offer streams

On July 13, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted invitations to apply to candidates of the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams.

The province also invited candidates registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot who may qualify for the streams mentioned above.

A total of 1,685 candidates who had profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool were invited. This is the largest number of invitations issued through the Employer Job Offer streams in 2021.

Here we will show you the numbers in detail!

OINP draws

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

OINP issued 1,211 invitations for applicants with profiles created between April 28, 2021 –and July 13, 2021. These candidates needed a score of at least 33 and above. This is a general draw, which means that there were no targeted occupations or location requirements.

Employer Job Offer: International Student stream

The OINP also conducted a separate general draw for International Students with a score of 62 and above. For this draw, the province invited 431 candidates with profiles created between April 28 –and July 13.

Regional Immigration Pilot candidates

In addition, another 43 invitations were issued to Regional Immigration Pilot candidates who may qualify for the same two Employer Job Offer streams.

  • Foreign Worker stream: 24 invitations
  • International Student stream: 19 invitations

As you may know, if you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program because you’ll get a message in your account telling you what to do next.

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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.

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.

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,
  • Of course you need to have an eligible job offer in Ontario
  • 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.

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