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Ontario PNP- Express Entry Invitation draw Invites 947 candidates with cut off marks 350

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 17, Aug 2018

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Much awaited draw of OINP- Express Entry aligned stream launched as part of Human Capital Priorities subcategory of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The HCP is one of the most popular streams of OINP, applied by hundreds of applicants every year. Let's take a look at the key Features of this current OINP - HCP express entry stream draw.

OINP- Express Entry stream Invitations issued

In the latest draw of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held on August 9, 2018, Ontario issued a total of 947 invitations to Express entry candidates with CRS score requirement as low as 350 CRS points. Ontario issued Notifications of Interest (NOI) to those applicants, whose CRS score was ranging between 350 and 439.

These applicants registered their express entry profile between dates January 1, 2018, and August 9, 2018. However, the applicants invited in this latest draw needed to have an employment offer from the province of Ontario, Canada.

What receive invite through HCP category of OINP?

The Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream of OINP, allows it to select and invite the suitable applicants from the Express Entry pool and invite them to apply in the OINP Express Entry stream. The applicants need to have minimum 400 CRS points to be eligible for OINP. However, candidates with lower CRS score than this can also receive NOI from the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), provided they have the employment offer from Ontario or proficiency in the French language.

So, in short, the usual OINP requirement is 400 CRS points, but if you have employment offer or French language skills, you can get the invite even with low CRS score than this.

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Benefit of the stream

The applicants who received the NOI in the current invitation draw of OINP, will have 45 calendar days to submit complete application for nomination certificate from Ontario. The applicants, who receive the nomination certificate from Ontario, will become eligible to receive 600 additional CRS points in Federal Express Entry System.

Invites also sent under French Speaking Skilled worker stream

In the August 9, 2018 draw, the invites were also issued to the applicants under Express entry aligned - French Speaking Skilled worker stream of OINP. A total of 14 invites were sent under this stream to the applicants who fall under FSW or CEC category of Express Entry and who also have French language proficiency level CLB 6 or higher.

Apply through the expert to Obtain 600 additional CRS points through OINP- Express entry stream

If you wish to apply Canada PR through Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) - Express Entry stream, you may get in touch with the experienced and certified Canadian immigration expert at Visas Avenue- the leading visa advisory service for Canada.

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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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