Ontario reached its 2022 nomination allocation

Ontario issued 9,750 nominations in 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) reached its 2022 nomination allocation, on December 22, 2022. The province issued a total of 9,750 nominations across all streams during this year. Most of the invites went to Skilled Trades Occupations.

Of course, new applications and applications already submitted to the OINP will continue to be accepted and considered under the program’s 2023 nomination allocation. Applicants can find the most up to date status information in their accounts via the e-Filing portal.

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A look back into Ontario’s nomination allocation

For those who are not familiar, every year the federal government, through IRCC, allocates a certain number of nominations to the OINP. On June 28, 2022, the OINP received only 9,750 allocations for 2022.

In 2021, Ontario received 8,350 allocations, plus an additional 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations. Furthermore, by the end of 2021, Ontario got an additional 400 nominations. This means that the province issued a total of 9,000 nominations across all streams in 2021.

Even though the program was able to nominate 9,000 individuals in 2021, the OINP continued to experience substantial demand for its streams, “far surpassing its annual nomination allocation,” said the province. Therefore, the Minister of Labour, Monte McNaughton requested to the federal government to ‘significantly increase’ the number of nominations for the province. However, as you may notice from the 2022 nomination allocation, the number of invitations was not increased significantly.

According to the survey of ‘Employment, Payrolls and Hours’ published by Statistics Canada, in September 2022, job vacancies increased notably in Ontario (+7.4% to 375,700). Also, Ontario had the highest net loss to interprovincial migration in Q2 2022.

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Notifications of interest issued in 2022

OINP StreamNumber of ITAsCRS Score
Minimum & Maximum Range
Human Capital Priorities stream4,012Tech Draw: 463 and above. Also, Priority Occupations: 455 – 600
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream1,539General Draw: 460 – 467. Also,
Targeted Draw: 326 and above
Skilled Trades stream7,506General Draw: 266 and above. Also,
Targeted Draw: 310 and above

About the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The OINP allows the province to nominate, for permanent residence, individuals who have the skills and experience to contribute to Ontario’s economy. With an Ontario nomination, individuals then apply to the federal government, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for permanent residence.

You can learn more about immigration under the Provincial Nominee Program in the following article: Immigration under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to Canada.

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