The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is going to accept applications regarding its three much popular immigration streams. These streams are as under.
There was a temporary pause on these streams during last May, as their annual allocations have reached its limit.
Furthermore, a new user-friendly process of submitting an online application was on its way. This process will start after reopening of these OINP streams. According to the government of Ontario, this overhauled system will speed up the application process. It will allow employers to look for skilled workers in a hassle-free manner.
A clear message to the Provincial Government is out there. The following streams will experience a pause and reopen periodically.
The basic purpose this strategy is to process existing applications in an efficient manner.
For the year 2017, overall allocations for OINP are 6,000 and include all applications related to OINP streams. No doubt, the number of allocations is going up, as the province’s allocation was just 2,500 in 2014.
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This Stream focuses on such individuals who graduated from one of Ontario’s publicly funded universities in a Ph.D. program. A job offer is not required for this stream as it operates outside the Express Entry System.
This specific Stream operates outside the Express Entry system. It targets individuals who have graduated from one of Ontario’s publicly funded universities, with a Master’s degree. Besides this, it is not necessary to provide a job offer.
Eligible candidates residing outside Ontario are capable of applying, once this stream reopens. It is possible for applicants to hire an alternate service provider to obtain their language test.
The reopening of Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, will receive a great response by the candidates of federal Express Entry pool. Once this stream reopens, OINP will start looking into federal Express Entry pool to find qualified candidates. After this, eligible candidates will receive Notifications of Interest, which is an invitation to apply.
It is necessary for the candidate to be a part of Express Entry pool. In addition, the candidate must have 400 or more points in Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The applicant can also get 600 additional CRS points if he or she obtains an OINP nomination certificate through this stream. The 400 CRS points threshold is relatively lesser than any one of the Express Entry draws, conducted previously. This may enhance the chances of eligibility under the OINP Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.
According to a statement shared by Laura Albanese (Ontario’s Minister of Immigration), “Ontario is helping to make our province even stronger”. Further stated, “Immigration is the right key for competing in today’s global economy in a better way. This helps in growing our workforce and stimulating innovation. By attracting people with skills and abilities, we can easily fill labor market gaps.”