Four Ontario Immigration Draws See Province Issue 995 Invitations

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Four Ontario Immigration Draws See Province Issue 995 Invitations
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Canada immigration news: Four Expression of Interest draws through Ontario’s Employer Job Offer streams for Foreign Workers and International Students saw the province issue 995 invitations.

Two draws under each stream were conducted on September 21, 2021.

Under the Foreign Worker stream, a general draw saw 406 candidates invited, with a minimum score of 37 points on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program points grid. A further targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates saw 36 invitations issued.

For the International Student stream, a general draw saw 523 invitations issued, with a minimum score of 61, while a Regional Immigration Pilot draw featured 30 invitations.

To qualify for each draw, candidates needed to have created profiles between April 28 and September 21, 2021.

Full requirements for all the mentioned streams are included further down this article.


Ontario Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream Expression of Interest Draw

Date issued

Number of invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

Notes

September 21, 2021

36

April 28 – September 21, 2021

N/A

Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.

406

37 and above

General draw


Ontario Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream Expression of Interest Draw

Date issued

Number of invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

Notes

September 21, 2021

30

April 28 – September 21, 2021

N/A

Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.

523

61 and above

General draw


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The Ontario EOI system manages application intake for the following streams:

Ontario Expression of Interest Ranking System

Points are awarded based on the following attributes:

  1. Level and field of education and where they completed their studies.
  2. Proficiency in English or French.
  3. Intention to settle outside of the Greater Toronto Area.
  4. Skill and work experience level, earnings history, other factors relevant to prospects in Ontario job market.
  5. Labour market needs in the province or region of the province.

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

To qualify under this stream, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B that meets the median wage levels for Ontario, and in a position that is necessary to the business;
    • For those already working in the position, the proposed wage must be equal or greater than the current wage being paid
  • Two cumulative years of relevant work experience in the previous five years before the date of application;
  • Relevant mandatory licensing in Ontario, if the position so requires;
  • Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

To qualify under this stream, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B that meets low wage levels for Ontario, and in a position that is necessary to the business;
    • For those already working in the position, the proposed wage must be equal or greater than the current wage being paid
  • Either
    • Graduated or met requirements of a full-time minimum two-year degree from a publicly-funded Canadian college or university; OR
    • Graduated or met requirements of a full-time minimum one-year post-graduate diploma program from a publicly-funded Canadian college or university.
  • Completed at least half the studies in Canada;
  • Apply within two years from the date you completed the above course
  • Legal status in Ontario
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

Regional Immigration Pilot

The Regional Immigration Pilot is designed to use the OINP to bring skilled labour not available locally to smaller Ontario communities.

To qualify candidates must have a permanent job offer from one of the three participating communities:

  • Chatham-Kent.
  • Cornwall.
  • Quinte West/Belleville.

Candidates must also meet the criteria for one of the Ontario Employer Job Offer streams, namely:

  • Foreign Worker.
  • International Student.
  • In-Demand Skills.

Candidate Requirements

  • Full-time and permanent job offer from an employer in one of the participating communities.
  • Meet the criteria for one of the Employer Job Offer category streams (see below).

Number of Nominations

Approximately 150 Employer Job Offer nominations have been set aside for the pilot.

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