Ontario Issues Invitations to Master Graduates
Today, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 326 candidates eligible under the Masters Graduate stream. This is the second draw of its type since opening this provincial immigration program in the Expression of Interest (EOI) system.
The Masters Graduate stream helps to ease the transition to permanent residency for recent eligible Ontario graduates. Of course, these candidates need to meet the criteria of this stream first.
How do the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams work?
The Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams give international graduates the opportunity to apply for a nomination from the OINP to permanently live and work in Ontario. Although, you can only apply if you first register an expression of interest and are issued an invitation to apply.
- Be a recent graduate with a Masters or PhD degree from an eligible Ontario university.
- Have at least one full academic year of a Masters program, or at least two years of PhD studies. Of course, the studies must have been completed in Ontario.
- Candidates eligible under the Masters Graduate stream must demonstrate language proficiency at a minimum CLB 7 in each area of an eligible French or English language exam.
- Applicants must have resided in Ontario for at least one year of the past two years. Masters graduates must also be living in Ontario with legal status at the time of applying.
- You must have enough money to support yourself and your dependent family members when you settle in Canada.
Further, candidates applying under the Masters or PhD Graduate streams are not required to have a job offer. However, applicants must demonstrate proof that they have sufficient funds to settle in Ontario.
Also, note that this is just a list of general requirements. Both streams have a number of mandatory requirements you must meet before you can apply. If you want to know the requirements in detail, please visit the OINP Website.
Graduates of the following universities are eligible for this stream
- Brock University
- Carleton University
- Dominican University College
- Huron University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
- King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario
- McMaster University
- Ontario College of Art & Design University
- Queen’s University
- Royal Military College of Canada
- Ryerson University
- University of Ottawa
- University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
- University of Toronto
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- York University
Of course, these are just some of the eligible universities. For the full list please click here.
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