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Ontario Immigration rule Changes- Upcoming OINP Draws may invite Express Entry candidates with CRS score under 400

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 21, Sep 2018

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Ontario government has made some key changes in the HCP (Human capital priorities) stream of its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Now, these vital changes may result in the more invites to the express entry candidates with low CRS score, i.e. below 400 mark, says reports. The minimum CRS score requirement may drop in the upcoming OINP draw of Human Capital Priorities stream.

Ontario Minimum CRS score Requirement Rule Change

Ontario has recently changed the Minimum CRS (comprehensive Ranking System) Score rule for Express entry aligned streams. As per the new rule, the minimum CRS score will be determined by the director. The HCP (Human Capital Priorities) stream of OINOP allows the province to select the suitable skilled workers from the express entry pool and issue them Notification to apply in the express entry aligned stream of the Ontario PNP.

Also read- Ontario May Revise the Minimum CRS Score Rule for OINP- Express Entry HCP Stream

New Eligibility criteria for Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream of OINP

To be eligible to apply, an applicant must meet the below parameters:

  1. Minimum Work Experience:
    • 1 year work experience within the past 5 years according as per FSWP criteria
    • 1 year work experience within the past 3 years Canadian Experience Class (CEC) criteria
  1. Education: Comparable to a Canadian Bachelor's degree or above
  2. Language: A minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or in French
  3. Settlement Funds: A minimum level of savings or income to support the stay of you and your family members
  4. Intent: An intention to live in Ontario
  5. Legal Status in Canada (if applicable): Need to have legal status in Canada (i.e., study permit, work permit, visitor record) if currently residing in Canada.
  6. Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score: Need to have acquired a minimum CRS score under the Express Entry system as determined by the director.

What is Express Entry HCP stream of OINP?

The Express Entry- HCP (Human Capital Priorities) Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is one of the most popular Canadian PNP streams. It provides the express entry candidates a key pathway to obtain Canada PR. The express entry applicants, who get Notification, apply in OINP, and remain successful, receive 600 additional CRS points in express entry based on the received nomination from Ontario province.

Such massive additional number of CRS points makes an express entry applicant eligible to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian permanent residency from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

Get in touch with the expert to apply in OINP as per new rules

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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.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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