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Ontario to start EOI System for key OINP Streams

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 10, Sep 2020

Ontario to start EOI System for key OINP Streams Ontario is introducing the EOI (Expression of Interest) system for few key streams of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The idea is to more purposefully plan and administer intake, enhance the labour market responsiveness of Ontario PNP and better answer to regional labour market requirements.

With all these targets, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing amendments to a few key regulations, i.e.
  • Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General)
  • Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the OINP & Other Matters)

Introduction of new Expression of Interest System

The proposed amendments by Ontario government are likely to change the OINP application process by announcing an EOI (Expression of Interest) system. As of now, these amendments have been posted on Ontario's Regulatory Registry for public consultation for the 45 days.

The provincial government wants the people to provide feedback on these proposed changes during the consultation period. This consultation period will end on October 23, 2020.
Also read- OINP Program, process and requirements

Proposed EOI Amendments (Ontario Immigration Act 2015)

Ontario's Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) wants public opinion on proposed amendments to Ontario's Regulation 422/17 (General) & Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the OINP & Other Matters), which is incorporated under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (Act).

The new amendments will introduce an Expression of Interest (EOI) system for the below OINP streams:
  • Employer Job Offer Category (Foreign Worker; International Student, and In-Demand Skills streams)
  • Masters Graduate; and
  • Ph. D. Graduate.
In an EOI system, applicants register with the OINP and find place in a selection pool. The applicants needs to give personal information and other labour market and/or human capital related information that forms the basis of any Invitation to Apply (ITA).

An applicant's Expression of Interest receives the point based on the information provided in their EOI. The Ontario PNP then assess the points scored and issue ITAs to select the registered candidates. The applicants, who have got an ITA become eligible to apply for provincial nomination under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Benefits of EOI system

An EOI system shall help province of Ontario to:
  • Enhance the OINP's labor market receptiveness and better answer to regional labour market requirements
  • Purposefully administer high demand for the OINP thus creating more probability for applicants and employers; and
  • Manage Ontario PNP intake in a way that highlights the most suitable candidates.
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Rajneesh Kumar

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