New Ontario Masters, PhD Graduate Draw Sees 691 Invitations Issued

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New Ontario Masters, PhD Graduate Draw Sees 691 Invitations Issued
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Canada immigration news: A new draw through Ontario’s Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams saw the province issue 691 Invitations to Apply.

The Expression of Interest draw took place on September 14 through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

The draw saw 627 ITAs issued to Masters Graduate candidates scoring a minimum of 35 points.

A further 64 ITAs were issued to PhD Graduates who scored at least 16.

“You may apply to these streams if you received an invitation to apply on August 18, 2021,” an OINP statement said.


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Masters Graduate Stream

Date Invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
14-Sep-21 627 April 28, 2021 – September 14, 2021 35 and above General draw

PhD Graduate Stream

Date issued Invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
14-Sep-21 64 April 28, 2021 – September 14, 2021 16 and above General draw

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.
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