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Ontario to issue Notification of Interest to Targeted Occupations under Express Entry- HCP Stream

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 05, Jul 2017

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Ontario to issue Notification Of Interest (NOI) for some targeted occupations in the coming weeks under the Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream of its popular Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Ontario is the popular Canadian province that every year invites a vast number of Canada PR aspirants to apply in OINP and get nominated for Canada PR by the province.

Qualifying Marks to receive NOI will be below 400 for certain occupation-specific searches

Since OINP is the economic immigration program of Ontario, it has the liability to cater to the labour market and economic development requirements of the province.

Hence, to respond to the rising needs of the labour market in the province, OINP will be focusing on certain targeted occupations and sectors, which have great demand in Ontario. The candidates who have skills and experience in such targeted occupations and also fulfill the basic requirements of the HCP stream, will get the NOI (Notification of Interest) from OINP.

The OINP will reduce the qualifying marks or CRS score requirement below 400 Mark for the candidates, who have experience in the high demand occupations in Ontario. It means the candidates, who are in express entry pool and have work experience in priority occupations, can get NOI from OINP, even with CRS score below 400 points.

OINP to Target ICT Sector Candidates for the Week of June 26, 2017

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will target the candidates with work experience in ICT (Information Communications Technology) sector for the week of June 26, 2017.

However, apart from identifying the candidates with priority occupation, the OINP will continue to select the candidates under its normal HCP stream criteria from the federal express entry pool, i.e. the candidates who have work experience in any of the NOC 0, A and B occupations as well as CRS score 400 or above.

Eligibility Requirements of the HCP stream of OINP

The candidates looking to apply in HCP stream must meet the below parameters:
  • MinimumWork Experience required:
    • The work experience of 1 year within the last 5 years as per the FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program) parameters
    • The work experience of 1 year within the last 3 years as per the CEC (Canadian Experience Class) parameters
  • Qualification: Equivalent to Bachelors degree in Canada or above
  • Language: Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or in French
  • Settlement Funds: A minimum level of savings or income in Ontario
  • Intent: Show intent to live in Ontario for long term

Apply in the Express Entry fast to get NOI from OINP

The OINP is one of the best alternate ways to get PR in Canada, when you are not getting Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) via express entry draws.

However, creating profile in express entry is the first step to get considered for NOI from OINP. If you have not created your profile in express entry, coordinate with a certified Canadian Immigration Consultancy firm to receive vital assistance and apply fast under expert guidance. You may send your details and queries to to get expert assistance in this regard.


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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