Ontario Invites Graduate Students and Foreign Workers to Five PCP Draws

Posted March 1, 2022 3:35 PM EST
Updated March 1, 2022 3:37 PM EST

Over the past two days, Ontario has held five draws inviting prospective immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination. Approximately 1,493 prospective immigrants are now set to become permanent residents in Ontario.

On February 28, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 173 immigrant candidates who may be eligible for the PhD stream. To be eligible, applicants had to achieve a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 16.

Then, on March 1, Ontario invited candidates with master’s degrees, foreign workers and international students.

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Ontario PNP Draw Results February 28 and March 1, 2022

PNP stream Minimum score # of invitations
Master’s Degree 41 238
foreign worker 39 456
international student 72 411
International student *targeted professions 42 215
PhD 16 173
Total invites 1,493

The OINP has also issued targeted invitations to International Student Stream applicants with a score of 42 and above who have work experience in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes below:

  • 2232 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • 2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • 2242 – Electronics Service Technicians (Household and Commercial Equipment)
  • 2243 – Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
  • 2253 – Drafting Technologists and Technicians
  • 2282 – User support technicians
  • 2283 – Information Systems Test Technicians
  • 7201 – Contractors and supervisors in metal machining, forming, shaping and erection trades and related occupations
  • 7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical and telecommunications trades
  • 7203 – Contractors and supervisors, piping trades
  • 7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • 7205 – Contractors and foremen, other construction trades, installers, repairers and repairers
  • 7232 – Tool and die makers
  • 7233 – Sheet metal workers
  • 7236 – Ironworkers
  • 7241 – Electricians (except industrial and electrical network)
  • 7242 – Industrial electricians
  • 7251 – Plumbers
  • 7271 – Carpenters
  • 7281 – Masons
  • 7282 – Concrete Finishers
  • 7284 – Plasterers, drywallers and finishers and lathers
  • 7291 – Roofers and shinglers
  • 7293 – Insulators
  • 7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • 7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanical trades
  • 7302 – Contractors and Foremen, Heavy Equipment Operator Crews
  • 7303 – Supervisors, printing and related personnel
  • 7305 – Supervisors, Motor Carriers and Other Land Transport Operators
  • 7311 – Millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 7312 – Heavy Equipment Mechanics
  • 7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • 7314 – Railway workers/railway women
  • 7315 – Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
  • 7318 – Elevator builders and mechanics
  • 7321 – Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Repairers
  • 7333 – Electrical mechanics
  • 7334 – Motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and other related mechanics
  • 7371 – Crane Operators
  • 8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • 9241 – Electrical engineers and power system operators

How do you get points for immigration to Ontario?

Ontario ranks EOI profiles based on a number of human capital factors that the province says will be important in selecting immigrants with the potential to thrive. Candidates get points for the skill level of their job posting as well as for their work experience in Canada.

The POCI point system is different for each section. In addition to skill level and work experience, it also takes into account salary, education, knowledge of official languages ​​and region of study or work. The province also allocates 10 points at its discretion to meet labor market needs.

About the Employer’s Job Offer: International Student Stream

The Ontario International Student Stream in the Employer Job Offer category is open to foreign nationals who have a qualifying job offer from an employer in Ontario.

You do not necessarily have to apply from within Canada, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.

To qualify, you must have completed a program at a Canadian accredited educational institution, have a qualifying job offer in Ontario, and intend to immigrate to the province, among other criteria.

To receive an invitation to apply for this program, you must register an EOI profile on the Ontario website. Your profile will then go into the EOI pool and you will get a score based on the files you submit. Ontario awards points for human capital factors that the province says will indicate your ability to integrate into the labor market.

About the employer’s job offer: Foreign worker stream

The Ontario Foreign Worker Stream in the Job Offer from Employer category is open to foreign nationals who have a qualifying job offer from an employer in Ontario. Applicants do not need to apply from within Canada, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

To be eligible, candidates must accumulate the equivalent of two years of work experience in a skilled occupation, have a qualifying job offer in Ontario and intend to immigrate to the province, among other criteria.

Those wishing to apply for this PCP stream must register an EOI profile on the Ontario website.

After saving a profile, it will go into the EOI pool. Ontario will assign a score based on the information submitted.

About the Masters and Doctoral Tracks

In order to be considered for the Masters or Doctoral stream, applicants must register with Ontario’s e-filing portal and then register an expression of interest for the graduate stream of their choice.

Ontario then invites eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, an important step towards permanent residence in Canada.

It is not necessary to have a job offer to apply, but applications must be submitted within two years of graduation.

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