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Ontario invites 754 from 10 targeted occupations


The province of Ontario in Canada has held its latest draw under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada.

On March 2, 2021, a total of 754 invitations – referred to as Notifications of Interest [NOIs] – have been issued by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program [OINP].

The invitations issued went to candidates eligible for the Human Capital Priorities [HCP] stream of the OINP.


The OINP regularly searches the federal Express Entry pool to find candidates that might be meeting the criteria of any of the OINP’s Express Entry immigration streams. These OINP streams are –

·         Human Capital Priorities [HCP]

·         French-Speaking Skilled Worker [FSSW]

·         Skilled Trades [ST]

Of these, the HCP stream provides foreign workers with the needed skilled work experience, education, and language abilities the opportunity for applying to work and live in Ontario on a permanent basis.

If identified by the OINP in the Express Entry pool, an NOI will be sent to the candidate in their Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] online account.

Those receiving an NOI from the OINP will be required to submit an online application within 45 days of receiving the NOI.

In the latest OINP draw held on March 2, 2021, the OINP “issued targeted notifications of interest” to candidates that might qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry HCP stream.


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Candidates invited in the March 2 OINP draw were required to have their Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score between CRS 463 to CRS 467.

The CRS is used for ranking Express Entry profiles against one another.

How a PNP nomination helps an Express Entry candidate?
Those successful in securing a PNP nomination through any of the Express Entry-linked PNP streams will automatically be allotted CRS 600 points, thereby ensuring that they are issued an invitation to apply for Canada PR in the next federal Express Entry draw to be held.

Additionally, the invited candidates had to have work experience in any of the targeted occupations.

10 Occupations Targeted in March 2 OINP draw
National Occupational Classification[NOC] Code Job description
0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0125 Other business services managers
0601 Corporate sales managers
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
1112 Financial and investment analysts
1121 Human resources professionals
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

ThoseCanada immigrationcandidates that have received an OINP NOI on March 2, 2021 might apply to the OINP stream, provided they can demonstrate that they possessed work experience in any of the targeted NOC codes.

Applications that do not demonstrate the requisite work experience will be denied.

OINP draws in 2021


Total invitations so far– 2,707

[1] Human Capital Priorities [HCP] stream: 2,223

[2] French-Speaking Skilled Worker [FSSW] stream: 146

[3] Skilled Trades [ST] stream: 338

Date of round of invitations Stream NOIs issued
January 13, 2021 ST 338
January 13, 2021 FSSW 146
February 2, 2021 HCP 283
February 16, 2021 HCP 1,186
March 2, 2021 HCP 754


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