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Posted on June 17 2021

Ontario PNP invites 940 in latest EOI draw

By Editor
Updated May 10 2023

The province of Ontario in Canada has held another round of invitations under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP], the route to Canadian permanent residence that goes through the provincial and territorial [PT] governments.

On June 16, 2021, Ontario PNP issued a total of 940 invitations to apply, under the newly launched Expression of Interest [EOI] system, to candidates that might qualify for the OINP streams of –

  • Employer Job Offer: International Student
  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker

Earlier, the OINP has announced the introduction of an EOI system for 5 OINP streams.

Ontario PNP is officially referred to as the Ontario Immigrant Nominee program [OINP].

An Overview of the June 16 OINP round of invitations
Stream Minimum EOI score required Total invitations issued
Foreign Worker stream 38 569
International Student stream 66 371

Unlike the previous May 25 OINP draw, there was no specific stipulation of being registered with the Regional Immigration Pilot attached with the latest Ontario PNP draw. Similarly, there was no location-requirement or certain targeted occupations.

The Foreign Worker Stream gives foreign workers an opportunity for applying for an OINP nomination for living and working in Ontario. Such workers would be required to have a job offer in a skilled occupation at Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A/B of the National Occupational Classification [NOC] matrix.

The International Student stream, on the other hand, is for international students with a job offer in a skilled occupation at Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A/B of the NOC.

The OINP streams in general
Currently accepting applications Now open through the OINP EOI system Currently closed, to be open soon under the OINP EOI system
·       French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream* ·       Human Capital Priorities stream* ·       Skilled Trades stream* ·       Entrepreneur stream   ·       Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream ·       Employer Job Offer: International Student stream ·       Employer Job Offer: In Demand Skills stream ·       Masters Graduate stream ·       PhD Graduate stream  

*To apply, a valid federal Express Entry profile will be required. An invitation, a Notification of interest [NOI] letter, from the OINP must also have been received by the candidate.


Under the newly introduced EOI system of the OINP, candidates will be ranked in 1 or more or the OINP stream selection pools. The highest-ranked candidates will then be invited to apply by the OINP.

OINP invitations can either be general, taking into consideration all with an EOI profile with the OINP; or targeted, wherein specific labour market or human capital attributes are included.

Those receiving an invitation under the EOI system of Ontario PNP will be required to submit their application within 14 calendar days of receiving the OINP invitation.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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