Ontario Express Entry
Ontario has created three streams for skilled workers who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. The three streams draw from the Federal Express Entry selection system.
- Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
- Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
This enables Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to nominate individuals that have qualified for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Express Entry pool and who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other factors to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labor market and communities.
About Ontario Express Entry
Express Entry is an application management system introduced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage permanent resident applications for skilled migration to Canada. To qualify for Express Entry and be considered for nomination by Ontario, candidates must qualify for one of two federal immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Canadian Experience Class
Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream, issued 511 new Notifications of Interest, or NOIs, in the latest round of invitations held on February 27. In this draw candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 433 and 441.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) explained that the NOIs were issued to candidates whose Express Entry profiles were submitted between January 1, 2018, and February 22, 2018.
The Human Capital Priorities Stream is unique in its process of selection as it allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates with a CRS score of 400 or above, along with other criteria.
Effectively, this draw represents the biggest number of invitations given through the Human Capital Priorities Stream in 2018.
Overall, 1,808 invitations have been issued by Ontario to Express Entry candidates through this stream in the first two months of the year.