New Ontario Immigration Draws See 537 ITAs Issued Through 3 OINP Streams

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New Ontario Immigration Draws See 537 ITAs Issued Through 3 OINP Streams
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Canada immigration news: New draws through three streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) saw the province issue a combined 537 Invitations to Apply.

The draws, through the streams for Masters Graduates, PhD Graduates and the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Workers, took place on October 20.

In the Masters Graduate draw, the province issued 470 Expression of Interest ITAs, with a minimum score of 35 points.

The PhD graduate draw saw 63 ITAs issued and a minimum score of 25 points.

Lastly, the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream draw saw 4 ITAs issued aimed at Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates.

“You may apply to these streams if you received an invitation to apply on October 20,” an OINP statement said.


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Masters Graduate Stream Draw

Date

Invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

Notes

20-Oct-21

470

April 28, 2021 – October, 2021

35 and above

General draw


PhD Graduate Stream Draw

Date issued

Invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

Notes

20-Oct-21

63

April 28, 2021 – October 20, 2021

25 and above

General draw


Ontario Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream Draw

Date issued

Number of invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

Notes

20-Oct-21

4

April 28 – October 20, 2021

N/A

Targeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates.


Masters Graduate Stream: Requirements

This stream offers an opportunity to obtain permanent residence to international students who obtained a masters degree in Ontario without requiring a job offer.

To be eligible to apply, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduated from a Master’s degree program from an eligible institution in Ontario, that was at least one-year full-time.
  • Obtained minimum language CLB/NCLC level 7 or above in English or in French.
  • Resided legally in Ontario for at least one year in the last two.
  • Have sufficient settlement funds.
  • Intend to live and work in Ontario.
  • Must have legal status in Ontario or abroad.
    • Applications from elsewhere in Canada will not be accepted.
  • Application must be submitted within two years of completing the requirements to graduate from the master’s degree.

PhD Graduate Stream: Requirements

This stream offers international students an opportunity to become a permanent resident for who hold a PhD degree from Ontario without requiring a job offer.

To be eligible to apply, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduated from a PhD degree program in an eligible institution in Ontario, and have completed at least two-years full-time.
  • Resided legally in Ontario for at least one year in the last two.
  • Have sufficient settlement funds.
  • Intend to live and work in Ontario.
  • Application must be submitted within two years of completing the requirements to graduate from the PhD degree.

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.
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