Ontario Invites 479 In First Masters, PhD Graduate Stream Draws – Canada Immigration News

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Largest-Ever Masters Graduate Draw Sees Ontario Issue 823 Canada Immigration Invitations
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Canada immigration news: Ontario immigration has issued 479 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its first draw for the provincial Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams.

The province issued the ITAs on August 18 through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

The draw saw 402 ITAs issued to Masters Graduate candidates scoring a minimum of 39 points.

A further 77 ITAs were issued to PhD Graduates who scored at least 17.

“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
18-Aug-21 402 April 28, 2021 – August 18, 2021 39 and above General draw

PhD Graduate Stream

Date issued Invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
August 18, 2021 77 April 28, 2021 – August 18, 2021 17 and above General draw

Masters Graduates Stream

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 Graduates Stream

This stream offers international students an opportunity to become 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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