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Posted on November 23 2022

Ontario updated EOI scoring system as per new NOC codes. Check your score now!

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Updated January 18 2024

Highlights Ontario EOI scoring system updated

  • Ontario EOI scoring system upgraded to comply with the new NOC 2021
  • According to the OINP statement, individuals who applied before November 16, 2022, have to submit new profiles
  • Scores will be provided to the profiles on the basis of language ability, education, work experience, etc.
  • EOI profiles will be valid for 12 months or till the time ITA is received
  • OINP issues ITAs periodically

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EOI scoring system of Ontario updated according to NOC 2021

Ontario immigration updated its scoring for Expression of Interest to comply with the new NOC 2021. The new scoring system has been updated to invite candidates having a high score to work or study in Canada.

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According to the statement of Ontario Immigration Nominee Program, candidates who submitted their profiles before November 16, 2022, have to make new profiles and submit them.

Five streams for EOI

EOI is used for five OINP streams listed below:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills
  • Masters Graduate
  • PhD Graduate

Candidates have to submit their profiles to the Expression of Interest system and then apply under one of these streams.

Scores are provided to the profiles on the basis of the following factors

  • Education
  • Language proficiency
  • Work experience
  • Age

Ontario selects the candidates to submit applications through any of the streams mentioned above. The validity of an EOI profile is 12 months or time until applicants receive ITAs.

OINP draws are held periodically to invite candidates having high scores or on targeted basis. After receiving ITAs, applicants have to submit a complete application within 14 days.

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Scoring factors for Ontario Expression of Interest

Scoring factors for Ontario Expression of interest along with points are discussed below.

Points according to employment and job market factors

Job Offer: NOC TEER

NOC Category Points
NOC TEER category 0 or 1 10
NOC TEER category 2 or 3 8
NOC TEER category 4 0
NOC TEER category 5 0

 

Occupational category for job offer

Occupational category Points
Category 0, 2, 3 10
Category 7 7
Category 1, 9 5
Category 4, 8 4
Category 5, 6 3

 

Wages for job offers

Job offer wages per hour Points
$40 10
$35 to $39.99 8
$30 to $34.99 7
$25 to $29.99 6
$20 to $24.99 per hour 5
Less than $20 per hour 0

 

Status of work permit

Status of work permit Points
With valid work permit 10
Without valid work permit 0

 

Duration of job

Duration of work Points
6 months or more 3
Less than 6 months 0

 

Points according to earnings

Points for this factor are based on the Notice of Assessment that Canada Revenue Agency issued in the last five years.

Earnings Points
$40k or more earnings in a year 3
Less than $40k earnings in a year 0

 

Points according to education factor

Highest level of education

There will be a requirement of Educational Credential Assessment or Canadian Credential for this factor. Points for different degrees are given below:

Highest level of education Points
PhD 10
Masters 8
Bachelors or equivalent 6
College diploma or trade certificate 5
Less than college or trade certificate 0

 

Field of study

Field of study Points
STEM/health and trades 12
All other fields 6
Arts and humanities 0

 

*Note: All other fields will not include

  • Arts and humanities
  • Business and administration
  • Social
  • Legal
  • Education
  • Behavioral science

*Note: STEM/health will include:

  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Math
  • Computer science

Canadian Education Experience

Points regarding Canadian education experience depend on duration of a degree or diploma program. Points for this factor can be found in the table below:

Canadian education experience Points
More than one Canadian credential 10 points
One Canadian credential 5 points

 

Language factor

Official language ability

Language ability Points
CLB 9 or higher 10 points
CLB 8 6 points
CLB 7 4 points
CLB 6 or lower 0 points

 

Knowledge of Official Language

Official language knowledge Points
2 Official Languages 10 points
1 Official Language 5 points

 

Regionalization

Location of job offer

Location of job offer Points
Northern Ontario 10 points
Other areas outside GTA (except Northern Ontario) 8 points
Inside GTA (except Toronto) 3 points
Toronto 0 points

 

Location of study

Location of job offer Points
Northern Ontario 10 points
Other areas outside GTA (except Northern Ontario) 8 points
Inside GTA (except Toronto) 3 points
Toronto 0 points

 

EOI scoring system for each stream

Scoring factor Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Employer Job Offer: International Student Masters Graduate PhD Graduate
Job offer: NOC TEER category Scored Not applied Scored Not applied Not applied
Job offer: NOC broad occupational category Scored Scored Scored Not applied Not applied
Job offer: wage Scored Scored Scored Not applied Not applied
Work permit status Scored Scored Scored Scored Scored
Job tenure with job offer employer Scored Scored Scored Not applied Not applied
Earnings history Scored Scored Scored Scored Scored
Highest level of education Not applied Not applied Scored Not applied Not applied
Field of study Not applied Not applied Scored Scored Scored
Canadian education experience Not applied Not applied Scored Scored Scored
Official language ability Scored Not applied Scored Scored Scored
Knowledge of official languages Scored Not applied Scored Scored Scored
Regional immigration: location of job offer Scored Scored Scored Not applied Not applied
Regional immigration: location of study Not applied Not applied Scored Scored Scored

 

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