The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canadian province Ontario. It has been designed to select the suitable individuals for permanent residency in order to meet the labour market demands of Ontario.
The OINP selects the applicants from Express Entry pool, who have skills and experience to make 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.
Although OINP has several streams, however, Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities Stream of OINP is the most popular among the applicants of Canada PR. It has been designed for the skilled workers, who are willing to live and work in Ontario on a permanent basis. The express entry – HCP stream OINP is aligned with the Express Entry System.
What is the eligibility requirement to apply in OINP- Express Entry Stream?
Find below the key requirement to apply OINP- Express Entry HCP stream:
Well, the Ontario doesn’t 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 O, or skill levels A or B of Canada, you can apply in the OINP.
Moreover, 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.
Minimum CRS score Requirement to be decided by Director for every draw
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, i.e. an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination), even if their CRS score is below 400 points. Hence, there is no minimum CRS score requirement anymore. The minimum CRS score requirement will be decided by director for every OINP draw.
|NOC Code||ICT Occupations|
|NOC 0131||Telecommunication Carriers Managers|
|NOC 0213||Computer and Information Systems Managers|
|NOC 2133||Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|NOC 2147||Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Design|
|NOC 2171||Information Systems Analysts and Consultants|
|NOC 2172||Database Analysts and Data Administrators|
|NOC 2173||Software Engineers and Designers|
|NOC 2174||Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers|
|NOC 2175||Web Designers and Developers|
|NOC 2241||Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and|
|NOC 2281||Computer Network Technicians|
|NOC 2282||User Support Technicians|
|NOC 2283||Systems Testing Technicians|
|NOC 5224||Broadcast Technicians|
|NOC 5241||Graphic Designers and Illustrators|
The Processing Time of Ontario Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities stream is based 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 validity and accuracy of individual applications and documents. Some applications may take longer than estimated processing time if OINP is waiting for extra documents or for a reply of procedural fairness letter. Further details about processing time OINP – click here
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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