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Ontario Immigration Nominee Important Updates 2019!

Wed, Sep 04 2019

Ontario Immigration Nominee Important Updates 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 2019

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Read the complete news here: https://www.aptechvisa.com/canada-immigration-news/ontario-new-express-entry-draws-targets-10-occupations-with-crs-436-465

  1. 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 2019

  1. 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.

  1.  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

  1. 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.

  1. 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 2019

  1. 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 2019

  1. 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.

  1. 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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 2019

  1. 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

  1. 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 2019

  1. 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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ontario should focus on immigration outside the greater toronto area

Sat, Aug 31 2019

ontario should focus on immigration outside the greater toronto area

The province of Ontario must identify new ways of ensuring more immigrants to settle outside the Toronto region so create a more balanced population growth across the province and maintain a “high quality of life” for all its residents in the coming years, says a new Conference Board of Canada Study.

The Greater Toronto Area, or GTA is currently welcoming 77 percent of new immigrants to Ontario which translated to 106,000 newcomers to the GTA in 2018. The other 23 percent of newcomers settle in other areas of the province.

The Greater Toronto area of Canada is the most populous and multicultural metropolitan area. It encompasses the city of Toronto and 25 other municipalities producing 20 percent of Canada’s GDP.

The Ontario Municipal and provincial governments are planning to regionalize immigration new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot by the creation of an Ontario Regional Immigration Strategy. The basic purpose of this strategy is "a shared vision for the future, including short-, medium-, and long-term regionalization targets, regional economic priorities, performance measures to track progress, and an operational plan featuring the roles and responsibilities of each party in achieving the targets.”

The medium-long target is set to settle the newcomers outside GTA to 35 percent by 2030.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will also help “to steer more immigrants to CMAs beyond the GTA,” the study says.

The study also calls for the creation of a new community and Family Support stream under the OINP.

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Ontario New Express Entry Draws Targets 10 Occupations with CRS 439 - 465

Wed, Aug 21 2019

Ontario New Express Entry Draws Targets 10 Occupations with CRS 439 - 465

The province of Ontario conducted new occupation-specific draw held 15 August 2019 inviting 997 applicants to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence through its Human Capital Priorities Stream. The CRS cut-off score in this draw ranges between 439 and 465. The selected candidates who received an invitation have work experience in one of 10 occupations listed below.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw targeted 10 occupations are:

  • Other Administrative Service Managers (0114)
  • Corporate Sales Managers (0601)
  • Professional Occupations in business management consulting (1122)
  • Advertising, Marketing and Public Relation Managers (0124)
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (0621)
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants (1111)
  • Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric nurses (3012)
  • Financial Managers (0111)
  • Other Financial Officers (1114)
  • Managers in customer and personal services (0651)

The selected candidates under these occupations do not require a job offer to receive a notification of interest.

To apply for OINP through it's Human Capital Priorities Stream, your profile must be in the express entry pool along with eligibility requirements for the federal program. The provincial nomination from Ontario will entitle 600 additional points towards the overall immigration points.

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Ontario Invites Tech Experience Candidates with Lowest CRS Score 435

Fri, Aug 02 2019

Ontario Invites Tech Experience Candidates with Lowest CRS Score 435

Ontario conducted a new tech-related draw held Thursday, August 1 issuing 1,773 invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of the six tech occupations. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this draw was CRS 435.

The tech draw targeted Express Entry candidates in one of the six tech occupations:

  • Software Engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
  • Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
  • Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)

This was the second Ontario Tech draw since their introduction in early July and till now a total of 3,396 Express Entry candidates have received invitations or Notifications of Interests (NOIs).

Tech Draw searches the Federal Express Entry pool candidates having an experience in tech occupations to apply for provincial nomination. More than 80,000 tech jobs have been created in Ontario’s capital city, Toronto alone in the last five years, according to the 2019 CBRE Scoring Tech Talent Report.

Ontario is known as the most commercialized province of Canada which is home to major tech hubs like Toronto, Ottawa, and Waterloo. Tech draws are designed to meet the growing labour needs in the sector.

The selected Ontario candidates are now eligible to receive an additional 600 point towards their total Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

To be considered for an invitation from Ontario, candidates must first submit an Express Entry profile.

Tech draws are conducted through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream managed under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) that allows the province to select eligible Express Entry candidates. A job offer is not required in this stream to become eligible for OINP.

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Express Entry Latest Skilled Migration Draw 24 July 2019

Thu, Aug 08 2019

Express Entry Latest Skilled Migration Draw 24 July 2019

The government of Canada conducted a new invitation Express Entry draw held 24 July 2019 that invited 3,600 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The latest CRS cut-off score in this draw was CRS 459, a decrease of one point over the minimum score of 460 in the previous draw.

This draw was the second consecutive invitation round that invited 3,600 candidates for canada permanent residency. There was an increase of 250 ITAs over all the 10-program Express Entry draws held between January 30 and June 26 that had a cap of 3,350 ITAs each.

Today draw continued a trend of low cut-off CRS score in each of the last three draws. This trend may be due to the regular intervals of CRS draw maintained since the end of May. Thus, a shorter interval between draws means fewer candidates have time to enter a profile in the express entry pool.

CRS score trend for the year 2019





10 JAN, 2019


23 JAN, 2019


30 JAN, 2019


20 FEB, 2019


6 MAR, 2019


20 MAR, 2019


03 APRIL, 2019


18 APRIL, 2019


1 MAY, 2019


29 MAY, 2019


12 JUNE, 2019


25 JUNE, 2019


10 JULY, 2019


IRCC has now issued a total of 49,000 ITAs so far in 2019 out of 85,000 ITAs target set for 2019. With Canada’s expanded admission targets for three express entries managed programs and its Provincial Nominee Program which is also partially managed by Express Entry system.

PNPs linked to Express Entry are also active in recent weeks. The successful Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 points towards their CRS score that further boosts the applicant immigration chances.

The Canadian provinces like Ontario, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia have invited Express Entry candidates for a provincial nomination.

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