After switching to a new intake system, Ontario held its first PNP draw for international students.
Ontario invited 138 international students to apply for a provincial nomination on May 18.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited candidates who had profiles in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) pool.
These candidates may qualify for the Ontario Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream.
In order to be invited, candidates needed an EOI score of at least 77. They also needed to have job offers in Ontario.
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About the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
The Ontario International Student Stream under the Employer Job Offer category is open to foreign nationals who have an eligible job offer from an employer in Ontario.
You do not necessarily have to apply from within Canada, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.
To be eligible you need to have completed a program at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution, have an eligible job offer in Ontario, and intend to immigrate to the province, among other criteria.
If you want to apply for this Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs), you have to register an EOI profile on the Ontario website.
After registering your profile, it will go into the EOI pool. Ontario will give you a score based on the information you submit. You get points based off of the skill level of your job offer and work experience, as well as your wage, education, official language ability, the region in which you studied or worked, and other factors.
How do you get points for Ontario immigration?
Ontario ranks EOI profiles based on a number of human capital factors that the province has decided will be important in selecting immigrants with the potential to thrive. You get points for the skill level of your job offer as well as your Canadian work experience. The province uses the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to assign points.
The OINP scoring system is different depending on which stream you apply for. Other than skill level and work experience, it also takes into account your wage, education, official language ability, and the region in which you study or work. The province also allocates 10 points at its discretion to respond to labour market needs.