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Introduction to Ontario - Ontario PNP Program 2018

Ontario is one of the most popular provinces in Canada and has a plethora of opportunities for the immigrants. Ontario Provincial Nominee Program aims at selecting such candidates who are skilled and experienced and are able to contribute to the economy of Canada. There are several pathways offering an immigration to Canada which may be aligned with the Federal Express Entry program or PNP. The candidates should be skilled, qualified and experienced in an occupation that is in-demand in the province.

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What is Ontario Provincial Nomination Program (PNP)2018 ?

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program or OINP is an excellent pathway to migrate to the Canadian province, Ontario. Fast in speed and easy to process, a candidate can simply file their application online to get nominated by Ontario to migrate over there with ease.

Ontario targets skilled and experienced immigrants under different programs and categories. OINP allows Ontario employers to recruit candidates directly. The selected candidates will get a nomination certificate from Ontario to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. Its processing time is much faster compared to other PNP programs. .

You can apply through one of the following OINP immigration categories:

1. Ontario Express Entry

  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

2. General Category (Employer Category)

  • Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream

3. International Student Category

  • International Students with a Job Offer Stream
  • International Students - Masters Graduate Stream
  • International Students - PhD Graduate Stream

4. Business Category

  • Entrepreneur Stream
  • Corporate Stream
  • Investors Category (discontinued)
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Ontario PNP Program 2018 Eligibility and Requirements

One should meet with all the requirements in order to get a Canada permanent resident card

  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC levels 0, A, or B) from the employer that is also submitting an application.
  • Have minimum qualification certificate/diploma which makes them eligible.
  • Have experience in their occupational field as per requirement of the program
  • Having job offer letter from the employer for full-time or permanent.
  • Intention to live in Ontario.
  • Express Entry score - All applicants must have a Canada Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System score of 400 points or greater, and this score must remain throughout provincial and federal processing (only for those who are willing to apply under Ontario Express Entry System).
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IELTS Requirement for Ontario PNP

It is necessary to understand required language while immigrating in order to adapt and work in the new country. The languages that are taken into consideration in Canada are English and French. If the candidate is eligible as well as interested in the Ontario PNP, it is mandatory to score at least 6/7 or higher in the IELTS language test. One can clear the alternate exam of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) with the minimum score of 7 or more. Both of these exams are for English language and either one of them has to be cleared by the candidate.

Ontario PNP Express Entry 2018

Ontario Express Entry aims at nominating potential candidates, who can add input in the economy of Canada with their skills, experience, and qualification related to an occupation that is in-demand in the province of Ontario. The PNP program is aligned with the federal government’s Express Entry system. The program nominates the candidates on the basis of their credential factors such as age, education, language proficiency, and adaptability.

Ontario Express Entry streams do not mandate job offers while applying but it is necessary to establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities. Applying with a job offer is not a necessity, however, can be considered an asset Canada without a job letter.

Express Entry Latest Updates: New Record For Lowest Score In Latest 2018 Ontario Express Entry Draw Summary. For more information on Ontario Express Entry program.

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Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream 2018

For the year 2018 Ontario is accepting an application for many streams but Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream seats are very limited. You should consider applying as soon as possible with the help of immigration experts like Aptech Visa. The Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream is for skilled workers who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. This stream enables the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to nominate individuals who have qualified for Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC’s) Express Entry pool and who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other characteristics to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.

Ontario PNP News 2018 - 'Ontario PNP Program 2018 Latest update for Human Capital Priorities Stream to Invite Candidates Weekly. Ontario will issue Express Entry Notification of Interest (NOIs) of Human Capital Priorities weekly'. Apply first to secure your place

Steps in the Application Process

Candidates interested in the OHCPS must first register in the CIC’s express entry stream where they will receive an Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code (both of which will be needed to complete your nomination form). Ontario Immigration Nomination Program (OINP) searches the Express Entry pool and identifies potential candidates who

  • Have a minimum score of 400 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in CIC’s Express Entry system, and
  • Meet the criteria of Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream
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Eligibility Criteria of Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream

If you want to apply under Human Capital Priorities Stream then you must fulfil the following criteria.

  • Candidate must score at least 400 points on CRS. If you score more on CRS then there will be higher chance to get nominated.
  • Candidate must have sufficient work experience in the relevant job occupation.
  • On a National Occupation Classification (NOC) level 0, A, or B occupation in the five years prior to the date of the NOI from the OINP.
  • Candidate should have a valid Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, PhD Degree or any equivalent certificate. And you must have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report prepared by experts who can judge whether your education credentials match with the Canadian Education system or not.
  • You must attain a CLB 7 in language proficiency in its all four category (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Meet with the required criteria under either FSWP or CEC.
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Ontario PNP Points Calculator 2018

Your profile will be scored on a point calculator where you will get scored according to your credentials. For each entry you will get points allocated by Ontario government. After entering your all credentials there will be final output of scores you will get to submit your file for any Ontario stream. You have to score minimum 67 points out of 100. If you get this much score only then you can be scored on CRS of minimum 400 score and proceed further. Initial scoring is based on the following factors:

Factor 1 – Education (maximum 25 points)
Factor 2 – English and French language ability (maximum 28 points)
Factor 3 – Work Experience (maximum 15 points)
Factor 4 – Age (maximum 12 points)
Factor 5 – Arranged Employment (maximum 10 points)
Factor 6 – Adaptability (maximum 10 points)

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Apply for Ontario PNP With Job Offer

If you have a job offer letter from Ontario employee then it is well enough for your immigration process. It is the easiest and convenient way of applying for Ontario PNP. Ontario gives priority to those candidates who are having a valid job offer from their employers. It must be a full-time, permanent job offer in one of the three skill levels of the National Occupation Code 0, A, or B. Finally, the job must first be approved by Immigration Ontario before you can apply.
With following process your profile will be shortlist for Nomination Certificate:

Step One: Submit your application to Ontario with all related documents including your job offer letter.
Step Two: If everything goes right then Ontario government will make a decision on your profile to select or not and they will issue a nomination certificate.
Step Three: After getting the nomination letter from Ontario, you may proceed further and apply for Permanent Residency status in Ontario .

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Apply for Ontario PNP Without Job Offer

If you don’t have a job offer letter from Ontario government, don’t worry we are here to help you out in this situation. To be honest, without having a job letter it becomes little bit difficult to get nominated by Ontario government. But there are other positive way by which you can apply.

The basic thing is, if you don’t have a job offer letter but you are interested in applying for Ontario PNP Program 2018 then you must meet with the all requirements criteria set by the Ontario government for one of the two International Graduate Streams i.e. Masters Student Stream and PhD Student Stream.

If student meets with the all requirements and submit his/her profile accordingly (related documents, fee & other process), then they may get a provincial nomination certificate from Ontario government. This nomination certificate will make you eligible to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

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Ontario PNP Processing Time 2018

Ontario immigration authority usually assesses the applications in 60-90 days. The provincial government reviews all the profiles submitted to them and the processing time may vary for different cases.

Applying through a complete and clear application helps in fast processing whereas an incomplete profile with a single error will take more time than usual.

Below Mentioned is The Monthly Nomination and Processing Time Report of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program up Till Now (November 9, 2018):

  • As of November 9, 2018 total numbers of nominations issued are 6,600 out of which the remaining numbers of nominations (out of 6,600) are 0(Zero).

The OINP Different Streams Processing Time is As Follows:

  • For Ontario’s Express Entry French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, the processing time was 60 to 90 days for the applications submitted May 22, 2018 and November 8, 2018
  • For Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, the processing time is 60 to 90 days for the applications submitted April 23, 2018 and November 8, 2018
  • For Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, the processing time is 30 to 60 days for the applications submitted January 19, 2018 and November 8, 2018
  • For Masters Graduate Stream, the processing time is currently not available as of November 9, 2018
  • For PhD Graduate Stream, the processing time is 60 to 90 days for the applications submitted September 5, 2018 and November 7, 2018
  • For Employment Job Offer, Foreign Worker, International Student and in Demand skill streams, the processing time is 60 to 90 days for the applications submitted June 6, 2018 and November 7, 2018
  • For Entrepreneur Stream, the processing time depends upon the complexity of application that are received
  • For Corporate Stream, the applications are processed on case by case basis and the processing time depends upon the complexity of the application

PLEASE NOTE: The applications processing time depends upon application to application. There might be more processing time for the applicants requiring additional documents.

Take full guidance and assistance from the Canada PR experts of Aptech Global for fast processing. Apply for any Ontario PNP Stream through Aptech Visa.

Ontario PNP 2018 Updates : "As the rules and regulation of Ontario government on immigration may change at any stage and time without any prior notice. So, we suggest you to be in touch with our immigration experts for regular update".

How to apply for Ontario PNP Program 2018

There are plenty of opportunities waiting for you in Ontario. Initiate with the first step today and make an excellent career in this brilliant province of Canada. If living and working in a developed nation like Canada is your dream then do not wait for another moment and apply it as soon as possible. If a candidate is aware of all the rules and regulations of all the methods that Ontario government gives, the application can be filed directly. However, it could become a bit of a difficult task to keep up-to-date with the procedure which keeps on changing by the Canadian government. A single error in the application will lead to the rejection of your application

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