Ontario Issues 883 Canada Immigration Invitations In International Graduate PNP Draw

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Ontario Issues 883 Canada Immigration Invitations In International Graduate PNP Draw
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Ontario has issued 883 Canada immigration invitations in two new Expression of Interest draws through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams.

The draws were conducted on April 4, 2023.

For the Masters Graduate draw, 752 candidates were invited, requiring a score of 52 or above. 

In the PhD Graduate draw, the minimum score was 48 and 131 invitations were issued.

For both draws, candidates needed to have submitted their profile within the last 12 months.

Meanwhile, Ontario also issued 6 invitations under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream to qualified refugee candidates through the federal government’s Economic Mobility Pathways Project.


Masters Graduate Stream Expression of Interest Draw

Date issued Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
04-04-23 752 November 22, 2022 – April 4, 2023 52 and above General Draw

PhD Graduate Stream Expression of Interest Draw

Date issued Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
04-04-23 131 November 22, 2022 – April 4, 2023 48 and above General Draw

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Draw

Date issued Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
04-04-23 6 November 22, 2022 – April 4, 2023 N/A Targeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates.

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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.

Masters Graduate 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 Graduate Stream

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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