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Ontario has issued 2nd round of Invitations to Express Entry candidates under OINP-HCP stream

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 27, Jan 2018

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The Ontario province of Canada has issued new invitations to the candidates registered in express entry pool under its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) - Human Capital Priorities (HCP) - Express Entry Stream. This is the 2nd round of issuing NOIs (Notifications of Interest) this week from OINP, wherein it has issued a total of 380 invitations under OINP- HCP Express Entry Stream.

OINP- Human Capital Priorities (HCP) - EE stream Invitations

The express entry aligned stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is largely popular stream of this Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canadian province Ontario. Earlier, it was not disclosing the selection round results, however, in 2018, Ontario has changed its policy and now it is revealing results for all its invitations rounds. The current invitation round is the 2nd round this week, this month and this year as well.

Also read- OINP starts issuing new Notifications of Interest (NOIs) through its Express Entry- HCP stream

Key details of the 2nd Invitation Round this week

Here are the key details of January 25 invitation round:
  • Number of issued invites: 380
  • Portal searched on: January 25, 2018 at 2:15PM EST
  • CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score range: 444 to 433
  • Date Express Entry profile registered: January 1, 2018 to January 25, 2018

Although, in this round, the OINP didn’t invite the candidates having CRS score below 433 points, however, as per the selection criteria of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)- HCP stream, it will continue to invite the express entry candidates with CRS score 400 or above and who meet the eligibility criteria of the stream. Ontario has also announced that it will announce a crucial OINP update in the week starting on January 29, 2018, hence, it will be interesting to see what new change or addition the provincial government announces this time around in OINP.

What is the benefit of applying OINP- EE stream? How it works

Well, to be eligible to apply in OINP- HCP Express entry stream, you need to have an account in federal express entry system. If an applicant placed in express entry pool, has the CRS score 400 and he also meet the eligibility parameters of OINP- EE stream, he gets notification of interest (NOI) from Ontario to apply in the OINP-HCP Express entry stream. If an applicant applies and gets selected for provincial nomination, he/she becomes eligible to receive 600 additional CRS points in express entry.

The 600 CRS points seals the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for the applicant from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in the upcoming draw of Express Entry system. Now the normal express entry selection process takes place, i.e. on receipt of ITA (invitation to apply) from IRCC, an applicant needs to submit complete Canada PR visa application along with essential documents within 90 days.

Apply in OINP to obtain Canada PR in 2018

If you have plans to obtain Canada PR in the year 2018, you can apply in Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) with CRS Points 400 or above. To confirm your eligibility for OINP, and apply in the same at earliest, you can contact Visas Avenue certified Canada immigration expert at Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. You can also e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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