Ontario is the centre of attraction among international workers, students, investors and business persons. It nominates eligible immigrants to settle in the province through its provincial nominee program, known as Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
This PNP is one of the most popular immigration pathways to become a permanent resident in Canada. It has three primary categories to meet the shortage of labor in the province, which includes,
Ontario Human capital:
As the name implies, this primary category of OINP brings applications from internationals that are ideal for Ontario’s labor force. It further branched into following immigration streams including,
- Ontario Human capital Priorities – Express entry
- Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker – Express entry
- Ontario Skilled Trades – Express entry
- Ontario Masters Graduate
- Ontario PhD Graduate
Ontario Employer job offer:
As the name implies, this primary category of OINP brings applications from internationals having a valid job offer from an employer in the province. It further branched into following immigration streams including,
- Foreign worker
- International student with job offer
- In-Demand Skills
As the name implies, this primary category of OINP brings applications from internationals and organizations that have sufficient money to invest in the market of Ontario to establish or operate a business there. It further branched into following immigration streams including,
- Corporate (the government decided to terminate in May 2019)
Minimum CRS score for Ontario PNP:
Ontario Human capital Priorities – Express entry is the Express entry program linked immigration stream of Ontario Human capital follows the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to evaluate the profiles in the pool of candidates. Similarly to Federal Express entry program, minimum point requirement for express entry-linked immigration stream of Ontario Human capital is 67 points in point assessment grid. Selected candidates receive Notification of Interest (NOI) for OINP nomination.
Note: On September 12, 2018, the minimum CRS eligibility benchmark was 400 CRS points for the Human Capital Priorities Stream got replaced. The OINP said, the minimum score will be “as determined by the director.” There are some draws where cut-off dropped to CRS score lower than 400 points.
So if you are interested in getting your profile “into” pool of candidates of Ontario Human capital Priorities under Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), then you need 67 points. And, if you want to get your profile selected for Invitation to Apply (ITA), then you need a good CRS score. For the safe side, try to score more than 400.
For better understanding, the following is the distribution of minimum point table for Ontario PNP via Ontario Human capital Priorities. It is necessary to score at least 67 points out of the 100 point-assessment table.
|Level of Education
For first official language
For second official language
Now, the following is the distribution of points among major CRS point factors for OINP’s Human capital Priorities:
|Core human capital factors
|without spouse: 500
with spouse: 460
|Accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors
|Additional points (for Provincial Nomination or a qualifying offer of arranged employment)
This is the general structure of distribution of minimum eligibility points and CRS score for Ontario PNP. In case of any query or information, feel free to contact experts of countrywide visas. Countrywide visas is the fastest growing Canada Immigration consultancy in Delhi with a large, devoted team of Immigration experts offers hassle-free and professional services to its clients for filing their applications for various immigration programs.
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