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Latest OINP invites 828 candidates for PR

Published Date: 9th February 2022

Ontario issues invitations to a total of 828 tech workers and French-speaking candidates in their latest provincial nominee draw.

On 8th February 2022, Ontario held two separate draws. In the first draw, the province invited skilled candidates whose job profiles fall under tech National Occupational Codes of Canada. In the second draw, French-speaking candidates were given nominations to apply for Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program.

Details for the first draw

This draw invited 622 applicants through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream who had a Comprehensive Ranking System score anywhere between 463 and 467. All candidates’ occupations fall under tech NOC Codes. Following codes were considered in this nomination.

  • NOC 0213: Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • NOC 2147: Computer Engineers
  • NOC 2172: Database Analyst and data Administrators
  • NOC 2173: Software Engineers and designers
  • NOC 2174: Computer Programmer and Interactive Media Developers
  • NOC 2175: Web Designs and Developers

Details for the second draw

This draw invited 206 French-speaking candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. Candidates had to meet the minimum eligibility criteria to get nominated under this pathway. One of the most essential criteria to be met by applicants was for them to have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in French or a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 6 in English to qualify for this category. Furthermore, they also must have an intention to settle in Canada and enough funds to sustain their stay and meet their everyday needs. The cutoff score for this draw for the Comprehensive ranking System was between 463 and 467.

About Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is an initiative catered to allow people of different nationalities to have a better standard of living in this Canadian province. Ontario immigration has paired up with IRCC, Canada’s Government to help people in different phases of life, have a chance to settle here. It includes students, skilled workers, businessmen, and much more. The aim of the program is to assess people who apply for it, check their backgrounds and details, and if deemed beneficial, issue them an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residency.

Although a provincial nomination does not guarantee you permanent residency you can use this to apply to the federal government of Canada. Most candidates with a positive provincial nomination are successful in getting approved for their permanent resident application.

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