The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canadian province Ontario. It aims to select suitable individuals for permanent residency to meet the labour market demands of Ontario.
The OINP selects the applicants from Express Entry pool, who have skills and experience to make a valuable contribution to the economy and development of the province of Ontario. The OINP assess the received applications and accordingly nominate them to IRCC for Canadian permanent residency.
OINP Express Entry- HCP Stream
Although OINP has several streams, Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities Stream of OINP is the most popular among Canada PR applicants. It is for skilled workers who are willing to live and work in Ontario permanently. Ontario express entry – HCP stream operates in coordination with the Express Entry System.
Find below the vital requirement to apply OINP- Express Entry HCP stream:
Well, Ontario does not have any specific in-demand occupation list for the skilled workers to nominate the same. However, if your occupation reflects in the NOC (National Occupational Classification) at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of Canada, you can apply in the OINP.
If you are an ICT professional, you may also explore the below given prioritized ICT occupation list, revealed by Ontario, as it has been issuing NOI to the ICT professionals even with the low CRS score.
Director for every OINP draw to decide the Minimum CRS score Requirement
As per the new initiative taken by Ontario, the candidates with work experience in any of the following ICT occupations or French language proficiency are eligible to receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from OINP, even if their CRS score is below 400 points. Hence, presently, no minimum CRS score is required for Ontario PNP. The Director for each Ontario PNP Draw will now decide the minimum CRS score.
Prioritized ICT Occupations
The prioritized ICT occupations change for every targeted Tech draw of Ontario PNP held under its Express Entry- OINP- Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream. In the most recent draw, the targeted ICT occupations were as follows:
The position offered can be in any location in Ontario (inside and outside the Greater Toronto Area) and needs to be in one of the below occupations in National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D:
The position offered need to be outside the Greater Toronto Area (City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions) and must be in one of the below occupations in National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D:
Ontario PNP Processing Time 2021
The Processing Time of Ontario Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities stream depends on the processing time of most recent applications processed by Ontario PNP. The applications received for Ontario Express Entry- HCP stream may take 60-90 days.
Note: The processing time varies based on the validity and accuracy of individual applications and documents. Some applications may take longer than estimated processing time if OINP is waiting for additional documents or a procedural fairness letter reply. Further details about processing time OINP – click here
Apply Canada PR via OINP this year
If you want to apply Canada PR through Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), you may get in touch with qualified Canada immigration expert at Visas Avenue for complete process assistance. You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.
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