The Ontario government has introduced a new stream towards its immigration program Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) for tradespersons which is aligned with federal Express Entry system.
The candidates who will be successfully nominated for the province will be credited 600 additional points which will directly help them to score enough in CRS score to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) under Express Entry system. The new stream has been effective from 31st May, 2017.
Only candidates in the pool who are eligible under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) will be considered for nomination under this stream. Candidates must have indicated a desire to reside in Ontario or “all provinces and territories” in their Express Entry profile, and they must receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario through the IRCC Express Entry online account before submitting an application.