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July 15, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 11, 2024, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to 1,277 candidates for provincial nomination in a new Ontario Express Entry Draw under the Skilled Trades Stream.

Express Entry profiles created between July 11, 2023 and July 11, 2024 with experience in any of the 46 skilled trade occupations listed below with a CRS  score 408 and 435 were considered in this draw.

See below eligible Trade Occupations for this draw:

  1. NOC 72010: Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  2. NOC 72011: Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  3. NOC 72012: Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  4. NOC 72013: Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  5. NOC 72020: Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  6. NOC 72021: Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  7. NOC 72022: Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  8. NOC 72100: Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  9. NOC 72101: Tool and die makers
  10. NOC 72102: Sheet metal workers
  11. NOC 72103: Boilermakers
  12. NOC 72104: Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  13. NOC 72105: Ironworkers
  14. NOC 72200: Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  15. NOC 72201: Industrial electricians
  16. NOC 72203: Electrical power line and cable workers
  17. NOC 72205: Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
  18. NOC 72300: Plumbers
  19. NOC 72301: Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  20. NOC 72302: Gas fitters
  21. NOC 72310: Carpenters
  22. NOC 72311: Cabinetmakers
  23. NOC 72320: Bricklayers
  24. NOC 72321: Insulators
  25. NOC 72400: Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  26. NOC 72402: Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  27. NOC 72403: Railway carmen/women
  28. NOC 72404: Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  29. NOC 72406: Elevator constructors and mechanics
  30. NOC 72410: Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  31. NOC 72422: Electrical mechanics
  32. NOC 72423: Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  33. NOC 72500: Crane operators
  34. NOC 73100: Concrete finishers
  35. NOC 73101: Tilesetters
  36. NOC 73102: Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  37. NOC 73110: Roofers and shinglers
  38. NOC 73111: Glaziers
  39. NOC 73113: Floor covering installers
  40. NOC 73200: Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  41. NOC 73201: General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  42. NOC 73202: Pest controllers and fumigators
  43. NOC 73209: Other repairers and servicers
  44. NOC 73400: Heavy equipment operators
  45. NOC 73402: Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
  46. NOC 82031: Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

See below All OINP Skilled Trades Stream draws in 2024

The OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades stream has invited 6,412 profiles in 3 draws

Date Invitations CRS score range Express Entry Profiles Creation Dates Notes
July 11, 2024 1,277 408-435 July 11, 2023 –
July 11, 2024
Targeted draw for 49 skilled trade occupations
March 1, 2024 2,583 350-424 March 1, 2023 –
March 1, 2024
Targeted draw for 49 skilled trade occupations
January 11, 2024 2,552 350-424 January 11, 2023 –
January 11, 2024
Targeted draw for 49 skilled trade occupations

All invited candidates have 45 days to accept the invitation and submit an application. Profiles in this category will get an additional 600 points added to their CRS score.

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July 9, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Today, July 9, 2024, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 1,666 invitations for permanent residency.

In a general draw, 1,556 invitations were sent out under the Masters Graduate Stream to applicants with an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 54 or above. This score is two points higher than the cutoff in the previous draw on March 19.

Additionally, 110 invitations were issued for the PhD Graduate Stream. These were sent to applicants with an EOI score of 50 or higher.

The OINP EOI profiles created between July 9, 2023, and July 9, 2024, for both streams were eligible for this draw.

See below details of latest OINP draw of July 9

OINP Stream Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
Masters Graduate stream 1,556 July 9, 2023 – July 9, 2024 54 and above General Draw
PhD Graduate stream 110 July 9, 2023 – July 9, 2024 50 and above General Draw

See below details of all OINP draws in 2024 so far:

OINP Streams 2024 Invitations 2023 Invitations
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream 3,569 4,032
Employer Job Offer: International Student stream 5,277 2,963
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream 0 807
Masters Graduate stream 4,270 5,734
PhD Graduate stream 339 486

Invited candidates now have 14 days to apply for permanent residency in Ontario, confirming the details in their Expression of Interest profile.

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July 5, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has expanded its list of eligible occupations for the in-demand skills stream by adding 35 new occupations for permanent residency.

The in-demand skills stream in Ontario’s PNP now includes 56 eligible occupations, up from 22, making it a top choice for TEER 4 or 5 workers ineligible for federal Express Entry.

Effective July 1, these are the new list of occupations eligible for Ontario-OINP In-Demand Skills Stream.

Below occupations are eligible if the position offered is in any location in Ontario:

  1. NOC 44101 – Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations
  2. NOC 65202 – Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
  3. NOC 75110 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
  4. NOC 75119 – Other trades helpers and labourers
  5. NOC 84120 – Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
  6. NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers
  7. NOC 85101 – Harvesting labourers
  8. NOC 85103 – Nursery and greenhouse labourers
  9. NOC 94141 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Below are the eligible occupations if the position offered is outside the Greater Toronto Area  (City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions).

  1. NOC 14400: Shippers and Receivers
  2. NOC 14402: Production logistics workers
  3. NOC 65320 – Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
  4. NOC 74200 – Railway yard and track maintenance workers
  5. NOC 74203 – Automotive and heavy truck and equipment parts installers and servicers
  6. NOC 74204 – Utility maintenance workers
  7. NOC 74205 – Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
  8. NOC 75101 – Material handlers
  9. NOC 75211 – Railway and motor transport labourers
  10. NOC 75212 – Public works and maintenance labourers
  11. NOC 85102 – Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
  12. NOC 94100 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  13. NOC 94101 – Foundry workers
  14. NOC 94102 – Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters
  15. NOC 94103 – Concrete, clay and stone forming operators
  16. NOC 94104 – Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing
  17. NOC 94105 – Metalworking and forging machine operators
  18. NOC 94106 – Machining tool operators
  19. NOC 94107 – Machine operators of other metal products
  20. NOC 94110 – Chemical plant machine operators
  21. NOC 94111 – Plastics processing machine operators
  22. NOC 94112 – Rubber processing machine operators and related workers
  23. NOC 94120 – Sawmill machine operators
  24. NOC 94121 – Pulp mill, papermaking and finishing machine operators
  25. NOC 94123 – Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders
  26. NOC 94124 – Woodworking machine operators
  27. NOC 94132 – Industrial sewing machine operators
  28. NOC 94140 – Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
  29. NOC 94142 – Fish and seafood plant workers
  30. NOC 94143 – Testers and graders, food and beverage processing
  31. NOC 94200 – Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
  32. NOC 94201 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  33. NOC 94202 – Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing
  34. NOC 94203 – Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers
  35. NOC 94204 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  36. NOC 94205 – Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing
  37. NOC 94211 – Assemblers and inspectors of other wood products
  38. NOC 94212 – Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
  39. NOC 94213 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  40. NOC 94219 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
  41. NOC 95100: Labourers in mineral and metal processing
  42. NOC 95101 – Labourers in metal fabrication
  43. NOC 95102 – Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities
  44. NOC 95103 – Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
  45. NOC 95104 – Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
  46. NOC 95106 – Labourers in food and beverage processing
  47. NOC 95107: Labourers in fish and seafood processing

New OINP Update on Education Requirements for Nurses

Starting July 1, 2024, Ontario has simplified the process for nursing professionals applying through the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams. Nurses who are registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in the General, Extended, or Temporary class and have a primary NOC in the specified occupations below no longer need to meet the education requirement.

  • NOC 31300: Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 31301: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 31302: Nurse practitioners
  • NOC 32101: Licensed practical nurses

To qualify for the OINP In-Demand Skills Stream, you need a full-time (1,560 hours per year), permanent job offer in an eligible occupation with a pay rate at or above the median wage listed on the Job Bank for the region. Additionally, you must have at least 9 months of work experience in Ontario in the same occupation (NOC code) as the job offer within the last 3 years.

Require assistance with securing a visitor visa for Canada, seeking professional aid in submitting a study visa or work permit application, crafting an Expression of Interest, setting up an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application post receiving an invitation to apply, or simply reviewing your self-prepared application? Schedule a consultation or reach out via email at info@eseumohimmigration.com

June 21, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On June 20, Ontario held an Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Express Entry draw. They issued 212 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) for the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

Express Entry profiles created between June 20, 2023 and June 20, 2024 with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 305 and 409 were targeted in this draw. The candidates will receive 600 extra CRS points if they meet the OINP Express Entry French stream requirements.

See below summary of OINP Express Entry draws in 2024 for French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Date and time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Profiles created in the IRCC Express Entry system Notes
June 20, 2024 212 305-409 June 20, 2023:
June 20, 2024
General Draw
January 18, 2024 984 317-469 January 18, 2023
January 18, 2024
General Draw

To qualify for the OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, you need a valid Express Entry profile under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class.

You need a degree equal to or higher than a Canadian bachelor’s. You must have at least CLB 7 in French (TCF/TEF Canada) and at least CLB 6 in English (IELTS/CELPIP).

You must show sufficient settlement funds using:

– Bank statements or investment account balances.
– Annual earnings from a job in Ontario.
– A job offer from an Ontario employer.

Also, eligible profiles must prove their intention to live in Ontario by showing:

  • present or previous employment in the province
  • job interviews or job proposals
  • pursuing an education
  • volunteer work
  • leasing or possessing property
  • personal relationships, familial connections, and professional networks.

See below all OINP Express Entry Draws of 2024

OINP Express Entry Streams Invitations CRS score range
Human Capital Priorities stream 8,589 352-480
Skilled Trades Stream 5,135 350-424
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 1,196 305-469

Learning French is a top strategy for getting Canadian permanent residency now. Speaking French boosts your chances in the new Express Entry targeted draws.

Require assistance with securing a visitor visa for Canada, seeking professional aid in submitting a study visa or work permit application, crafting an Expression of Interest, setting up an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application post receiving an invitation to apply, or simply reviewing your self-prepared application? Schedule a consultation or reach out via email at info@eseumohimmigration.com

 

 

June 18, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Ontario announced two draws on Monday, June 17, 2024 targeting early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) under the Foreign Worker stream and the International Student stream.

See below OINP Draws in June 2024

Date Stream Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range
June 17, 2024 Foreign Worker stream 106 June 17, 2023 – June 17, 2024 39 and above
June 17, 2024 International Student stream 84 June 17, 2023 – June 17, 2024 60 and above
June 11, 2024 Foreign Worker stream 124 June 11, 2023 – June 11, 2024 43 and above
June 11, 2024 International Student stream 120 June 11, 2023 – June 11, 2024 65 and above

These invitation draws looked at OINP EOI profiles created between June 17, 2023, and June 17, 2024.

Recent OINP Update:

OINP has changed its Employer Guide and Employer Job Offer stream pages to clearly state the minimum number of employees an employer needs.

The new OINP guidance clarifies that for a company with a mobile workforce, the minimum number of workers required at the location where the applicant will work or report can include both:

-workers who work at that location
-workers who report to work at that location

The “report to work” location could be:

– The place where the applicant’s direct boss or supervisor is.
– The administrative office where they get their work tasks and assignments.

The “report to work” location must have at least 5 workers in the Greater Toronto Area and 3 workers outside the GTA.

See below all foreign workers OINP stream of 2024

Date Invitations Cut-off Score Description
June 17, 2024 106 39 and above Targeted draw for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
June 11, 2024 124 43 and above Targeted draw for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
April 23, 2024 209 53 and above Targeted draw for 61 skilled trades occupations
January 19, 2024 1,654 50 and above General Draw
January 9, 2024 630 33 and above Targeted draw for 63 skilled trades occupations
January 9, 2024 821 40 and above Targeted draw for 41 healthcare and 15 tech occupations

See below all international students OINP stream of 2024

Date Invitations Score range Description
June 17, 2024 84 60 and above Targeted draw for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
June 11, 2024 120 65 and above Targeted draw for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
March 12, 2024 1,306 72 and above General Draw
March 12, 2024 649 66 and above Targeted draw for 63 skilled trades occupations
March 12, 2024 684 72 and above Targeted draw for 41 healthcare and 15 tech occupations
February 8, 2024 1,182 78 and above General Draw
February 8, 2024 1,252 73 and above Targeted draw for health and tech occupations

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) can now nominate 21,500 people in 2024, which is 5,000 more than before. This increase represents about 20% of Canada’s yearly target for provincial nominees.

Require assistance with securing a visitor visa for Canada, seeking professional aid in submitting a study visa or work permit application, crafting an Expression of Interest, setting up an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application post receiving an invitation to apply, or simply reviewing your self-prepared application? Schedule a consultation or reach out via email at info@eseumohimmigration.com

June 12, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, Ontario held two new draws through the OINP program issuing 244 invitations to apply for permanent residency. These invitations were for the Foreign Worker stream and the International Student stream.

The OINP considered profiles for these invitation rounds that were created between June 11, 2023, and June 11, 2024. Both draws specifically targeted candidates who had job offers as early childhood educators and assistants in Ontario.

See below summary of latest OINP Draw and cutoff scores

Stream Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream 124 June 11, 2023 – June 11, 2024 43 and above
Employer Job Offer: International Student stream 120 June 11, 2023 – June 11, 2024 65 and above

 

See below all the Foreign Worker Stream OINP Draws in 2024

The OINP has sent out 3,438 invitations to apply for permanent residency through five Foreign Worker Stream draws in 2024.

Date Invitations Cut off Score Description
June 11, 2024 124 43 and above Targeted draw for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
April 23, 2024 209 53 and above Targeted draw for 61 skilled trades occupations
January 19, 2024 1,654 50 and above General Draw
January 9, 2024 630 33 and above Targeted draw for 63 skilled trades occupations
January 9, 2024 821 40 and above Targeted draw for 41 healthcare and 15 tech occupations

See below all the International Student Stream OINP Draws in 2024

A total of 5,193 invitations to apply for permanent residency have been sent out through six International Student Stream OINP draws.

Date Invitations Score range Description
June 11, 2024 120 65 and above Targeted draw for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
March 12, 2024 1,306 72 and above General Draw
March 12, 2024 649 66 and above Targeted draw for 63 skilled trades occupations
March 12, 2024 684 72 and above Targeted draw for 41 healthcare and 15 tech occupations
February 8, 2024 1,182 78 and above General Draw
February 8, 2024 1,252 73 and above Targeted draw for health and tech occupations

See below OINP recent processing times

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) streams Average processing time
Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 90 – 120 days
Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream 60 – 90 days
Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream 120 – 150 days
Masters Graduate stream 30 – 60 days
PhD Graduate stream 30 – 60 days
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream 120 – 150 days
Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream 90 – 120 days
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream 120 – 150 days
Entrepreneur stream Expression of Interest (EOI) Assessment:
Less than 30 daysApplications:
Depends on application complexity

Require assistance with securing a visitor visa for Canada, seeking professional aid in submitting a study visa or work permit application, crafting an Expression of Interest, setting up an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application post receiving an invitation to apply, or simply reviewing your self-prepared application? Schedule a consultation or reach out via email at info@eseumohimmigration.com

 

April 23, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Ontario announces its first draw in the month of April today, April 23, 2024, inviting 209 candidates to apply for permanent residency through the OINP Foreign Worker Stream.

Profiles with job offers in any of the 61 trade occupations with a CRS score of 53 or higher were considered in this round of invitation.

See below all OINP Foreign Workers Stream Draws of 2024

Date Invitations Date profiles created Score range Notes
April 23, 2024 209 April 23, 2023 – April 23, 2024 53 and above Targeted draw for 61 skilled trades occupations
January 19, 2024 1,654 January 19, 2023 – January 19, 2024 50 and above General Draw
January 9, 2024 630 January 9, 2023 – January 9, 2024 33 and above Targeted draw for 63 skilled trades occupations
January 9, 2024 821 January 9, 2023 – January 9, 2024 40 and above Targeted draw for 41 healthcare and 15 tech occupations

See below list of the 61 Occupations targeted in the OINP Draw Today

  1. NOC 22212: Drafting technologists and technicians
  2. NOC 22301 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  3. NOC 22302 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  4. NOC 22311 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  5. NOC 22312 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  6. NOC 70010 – Construction managers
  7. NOC 70011 – Home building and renovation managers
  8. NOC 70012 – Facility operation and maintenance managers
  9. NOC 72010 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  10. NOC 72011 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  11. NOC 72012 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  12. NOC 72013 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  13. NOC 72014 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  14. NOC 72020 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  15. NOC 72021 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  16. NOC 72022 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  17. NOC 72024 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  18. NOC 72100 – Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  19. NOC 72101 – Tool and die makers
  20. NOC 72102 – Sheet metal workers
  21. NOC 72103 – Boilermakers
  22. NOC 72104 – Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  23. NOC 72105 – Ironworkers
  24. NOC 72106 – Welders and related machine operators
  25. NOC 72200 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  26. NOC 72201 – Industrial electricians
  27. NOC 72203 – Electrical power line and cable workers
  28. NOC 72204 – Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
  29. NOC 72205 – Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
  30. NOC 72300 – Plumbers
  31. NOC 72301 – Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  32. NOC 72302 – Gas fitters
  33. NOC 72310 – Carpenters
  34. NOC 72311 – Cabinetmakers
  35. NOC 72320 – Bricklayers
  36. NOC 72321 – Insulators
  37. NOC 72400 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  38. NOC 72401 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  39. NOC 72402 – Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  40. NOC 72403 – Railway carmen/women
  41. NOC 72404 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  42. NOC 72406 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  43. NOC 72410 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  44. NOC 72422 – Electrical mechanics
  45. NOC 72423 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  46. NOC 72500 – Crane operators
  47. NOC 73100 – Concrete finishers
  48. NOC 73101 – Tilesetters
  49. NOC 73102 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  50. NOC 73110 – Roofers and shinglers
  51. NOC 73111 – Glaziers
  52. NOC 73112 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  53. NOC 73113 – Floor covering installers
  54. NOC 73200 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  55. NOC 73201 – General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  56. NOC 73202 – Pest controllers and fumigators
  57. NOC 73209 – Other repairers and servicers
  58. NOC 73400 – Heavy equipment operators
  59. NOC 73402 – Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
  60. NOC 82031 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  61. NOC 92100 – Power engineers and power systems operators

Invited candidates are required to submit their full applications within fourteen calendar days of receipt.

Need help obtaining a visitor visa to visit Canada, or professional help putting in a study visa application, work permit application, Expression of Interest, creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Book a consultation or send us an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com

April 8, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

The Immigration Minister, Marc Miller announced the allocation of study permit for all provinces. IRCC made an announcement on the 22nd of January, 2024 that there will be a cap on the the number of international students that will be let into Canada in the year, 2024. To achieve this, all provinces will be given an allocation on the total number of study permits that will be approved, this allocation will be based on the population of the province.

IRCC adjusted allocations for provinces that would receive a lower allocation of study permits to lessen any negative impact.

Provinces that were poised to receive more international students in 2024 than in 2023 had their allocations capped at 10% of their population.

IRCC also topped up the allocations for provinces with an approval rate lower than 60% believing that it will help these provinces reach their expected number of approved study permits.

See below study permit allocation according to province

IRCC does not have the authority to cap the number of approved study permits but the department can cap the number of study permit applications that are processed.

However, basing the cap for study permits on a national approval rate of 60%, IRCC says that the estimated cap of study permits issued is derived from the number of study permit applications it will process. In this situation, the department hopes to process 606,000 applications.

Need help putting in a study visa application, work permit application, Expression of Interest, creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Book a consultation or send us an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com

 

 

April 8, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

The 2024 quota for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program increases to 21,500. This increment is a step in the right direction as OINP has asked the federal government for an increase in the PNP quota since 2021.

In 2023, the first major increase in OINP allotment was effected from a total of 9,750 to 16,500. Now in 2024, an additional 5,000 has been added to the number in 2023 bringing it to a total of 21,500.

The new OINP allocation in 2024 is nearly 20% of the immigration levels plan for provincial nomination this year.

See below Ontario Immigration Quota Year-on-Year Comparison

Year OINP Quota
2024 21,500
2023 16,500
2022 9,750
2021 9,000

See below most Recent OINP Express Entry Draws

Human Capital Priorities stream

Date NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Profiles created in IRCC Express Entry system Notes
March 21, 2024 2,281 468-480 March 21, 2023 –
March 21, 2024
Targeted draw Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations
March 7, 2024 2,104 352-421 March 7, 2023 –
March 7, 2024
Targeted draw Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations
February 8, 2024 2,118 471–480 February 8, 2023 –
February 8, 2024
Targeted draw Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations
February 6, 2024 2,086 379-430 February 6, 2023 –
February 6, 2024
Targeted draw Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations

See below French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Date/time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Profiles created in IRCCs Express Entry system Notes
January 18, 2024 984 317-469 January 18, 2023 –
January 18, 2024
General Draw

See below Skilled Trades stream

Date/time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Profiles created in IRCC’s Express Entry system Notes
March 1, 2024 2,583 350-424 March 1, 2023 –
March 1, 2024
Targeted draw
Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations
January 11, 2024 2,552 350-424 January 11, 2023 –
January 11, 2024
Targeted draw
Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations

See below the total of invitations to apply sent by Ontario in 2024 apart from the NOI sent to Express Entry candidates listed above:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream – 3,128
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream – 5,073
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream – 0
  • Masters Graduate stream – 2,714
  • PhD Graduate stream – 229
  • Entrepreneur stream – 0

IRCC allots an annual provincial nominee quota to all provinces each year which allows them to choose immigrants according to the needs of the province.

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March 22, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In an Express Entry Draw announced on Thursday, March 21, 2024 by Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, 2,281 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination.

Express Entry profiles with a primary occupation in one of the below-listed tech occupations created between March 21, 2023 and March 21, 2024 with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score ranging from 468 to 480 received invitations.

  • NOC 20012 – Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 21211 – Data Scientists
  • NOC 21220 – Cybersecurity specialists
  • NOC 21221 – Business systems specialists
  • NOC 21222 – Information systems specialists
  • NOC 21223 – Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 21230 – Computer systems developers and programmers
  • NOC 21231 – Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 21232 – Software developers and programmers
  • NOC 21233 – Web designers
  • NOC 21234 – Web developers and programmers
  • NOC 21311 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • NOC 22220 – Computer network technicians
  • NOC 22221 – User support technicians
  • NOC 22222 – Information systems testing technicians

Candidates have a duration of forty-five days to secure their provincial nominations by submitting a complete application.

These profiles will receive 600 points after receiving an OINP nomination, raising their CRS score to between 1068 and 1,080 which will ensure their inclusion in the future general Express Entry draw.

See below all Ontario Express Entry draws of 2024

14,708 invites for permanent residence have been issued as a result of the 7 OINP Express Entry draws held so far in 2024.

OINP Express
Entry Stream
Invitations CRS Score
Range
Human Capital Priorities stream 8,589 350-480
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 984 317-469
Skilled Trades stream 5,135 350-424

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