923 Candidates Receive Invitations For Immigration to Canada
March 19, 2021
As November comes to an end, another 923 candidates received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada through various Ontario and Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws. Learn how receiving a provincial nomination can be the key to your immigration to Canada.
The draw of 26 November issued 181 invitations. There is no minimum CRS score criteria for this stream. The deciding factor is rather if the candidate possesses the skilled trade needed in Ontario.
Ontario Invites 409 Candidates For Permanent ResidenceOntario continues to be one of the most sought-after destinations for newcomers to Canada. Toronto, specifically, draws many immigrants because it is a city built on immigration. It is said that around 200 different languages are spoken in the city and more than 40% of the entire population is made up of immigrants. Seeing as so many people choose to live in Ontario through their immigration to Canada, the province has created many Immigrant Nominee Programs to invite candidates, who possess the right skills and experience needed in the province, to live and work there. In the final week of November 2018, Ontario held draws for three Express Entry linked streams of their Immigrant Nominee Program:
1 - Human Capital Priorities Stream185 candidates received invitations through the Human Capital Priorities Stream. Under this stream, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) searches for candidates who have already been entered into the Federal Express Entry pool and who meet both the federal and provincial criteria for immigration to Canada. If you receive a nomination through the OINP, you will score an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points essentially guaranteeing you a spot in the next Express Entry draw. As of September 2018, you are no longer required to have a minimum CRS score of 400. The draw held on the 26th of November thus issued nominations to Express Entry candidates who had CRS scores between 350 and 448. All of the candidates had job offers, but remember this is not a requirement for the Human Capital Priorities stream.
2- Skilled Trades StreamSimilar to the Human Capital Priorities, the Skilled Trades Stream allows the OINP to find eligible candidates who have entered their profiles into the Express Entry pool for provincial nomination. However, the requirements are quite different.
|Requirements for Ontario Skilled Trades|
|You must currently be living in Ontario.|
|You must have a minimum of a year’s full-time work experience in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72,73 or 82 of Canada’s National Occupational Classification.|
|You must meet the requirements of the Federal Canadian Experience Class.|
|You must score at least a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in French or English.|