Ontario Immigration Nominee Important Updates 2019!
Posted On: Wed, Sep 04 2019
The province of Ontario published the important OINP 2019 updates that happened over the course of time. You can find the latest updates month-wise for the year 2019 here.
- August 27, 2019: OINP is accepting applications under Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
The OINP has opened application submission for Foreign Worker Stream. To apply, you must access OINP e-Filing portal directly. However, the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream will remain paused for application intake at this time.
- August 19, 2019: Ontario targets tech occupations under Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
The OINP issued notification of interest to the targeted occupation holders who qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. Some of the occupations targeted were other administrative services managers, corporate sales manager, professional occupations in business management consulting etc.
- August 1, 2019: Ontario conducted tech draw under Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
This draw targeted applicants under six occupations with relevant work experience as Software Engineers and Designers, Computer Programmer and interactive media developers, Computer Engineers, Web Designers and Developers, Database analysts and data administrators, and Computer and information system managers. Read the complete thread here: https://www.aptechvisa.com/canada-immigration-news/ontario-invites-tech-experience-candidates-with-lowest-crs-score-435
- July 15, 2019: Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot
The Ontario government is working to make it easier for businesses to attract highly skilled and qualified workers to the regional areas from around the world. The Ministers will work with the communities to explore innovative approaches to invite skilled immigrants in the regional areas. This pilot program will begin in 2020.
- July 12, 2019: Tech Occupation draw under Ontario’s Express Entry
The OINP issued targeted Notification of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry HCP stream. The OINP draw targets occupations like Software Engineers and designers, Computer Programmer and interactive media developers etc. The details are: https://www.aptechvisa.com/canada-immigration-news/ontario-conducted-tech-occupation-new-express-entry-draw-2019
- July 9, 2019: OINP Important Notice
The candidates who registered Expression of Interest under the Entrepreneur Stream and have not been invited to apply till now are no longer eligible. Now, to become eligible you are required to register new EOI to be eligible for future invitations. However, the applications who receive ITA before 8 July 2019 will continue to be processed.
- July 8, 2019: OINP regulatory amendments
The Ontario Immigration Act 2015 have been amended to simplify the program requirements and to add greater clarity to the applicants applying for in-demand skills stream and entrepreneur stream.
- June 3, 2019: Ontario issues NOI under Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted NOIs to candidates who qualify for HCP stream. 10 tech occupations were invited in this draw. https://www.aptechvisa.com/canada-immigration-news/ontario-express-entry-draw-targets-1072-candidates-in-may-31
- April 30, 2019: Ontario paused the Masters Graduate Stream
The Ontario province opened the master’s graduate stream but soon after closed the stream because it reached the registration intake limit. There are no additional registrations for this stream till the further notice.
- April 30, 2019: Ontario accepting applications to the Masters Graduate Stream
The OINP is now accepting applications to the Masters Graduate Stream. The application is limited to 667 NOIs. Read here: https://www.aptechvisa.com/canada-immigration-news/ontario-immigrant-nominee-program-reopens-masters-graduate-stream
- April 26, 2019: Ontario pauses the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker Streams
Please note that OINP pause its employer job offer category stream till further notice. No new applications can be submitted as of this date.
- April 20, 2019: Ontario announces new proposed changes under different streams
The province of Ontario published different changes that will soon come into effect for OINP categories. You can find all the information here: https://www.aptechvisa.com/canada-immigration-news/ontario-announces-new-proposed-oinp-changes-2019
- March 19, 2019: Important Masters Graduate Stream
The Masters Graduate Stream was closed soon after its opening before achieving the set target of 1,000 registrants due to technical issues. https://www.aptechvisa.com/canada-immigration-news/oinps-masters-graduate-stream-faces-technical-error-after-quota-opens
- March 15, 2019: Ontario’s 2019 Nomination Allocation
The province of Ontario released the allocation numbers received by the federal government for OINP. It is decided that for 2019, a total of 6,650 plus 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers will be invited.
- February 26, 2019: Changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
The province will now only accepts the applications and supportive documents in PDF format only and not by courier https://www.aptechvisa.com/canada-immigration-news/ontario-immigrant-nominee-program-report-2018
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