Ontario Masters Graduate Stream Draw Sees 326 Candidates Invited

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Canada immigration news: Ontario conducted a new draw through the Masters Graduate stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) on Wednesday, issuing 326 Invitations to Apply.

In this general draw, ITAs were issued to applicants who submitted profiles and obtained a score of 37 or more.

“You may apply to the Masters Graduate stream if you received an invitation to apply on Aug. 25,” the province states on its immigration ministry website. “If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.”


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That brings the total ITAs issued under this stream to 728. The provincial immigration department had already issued 402 ITAs on Aug. 18 in a general draw to those applicants who scored 39 or higher. 

In mid-August, Ontario also issued 77 ITAs under its PhD Graduate stream to those applicants with a score of 17 or higher for their profile. 

The province operates this stream through its Expression of Interest system.

The Masters Graduates Stream offers an opportunity to obtain permanent residence to international students who obtained a masters degree in Ontario. The stream does not require the applicant to have 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.

Under the PhD Graduates Stream, international students are offered an opportunity to become permanent residents if they hold a PhD degree from Ontario even if they do not have 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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