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Latest Ontario PNP Draw Issued 1,474 Invitations for Permanent Residency

Austin Campbell



Latest Ontario PNP Draw

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) – Ontario PNP made a significant move by extending 1,474 invitations to apply for permanent residency (PR) status on March 19, 2024. This bold move comes as a significant development in Canadian immigration, offering opportunities for individuals seeking to establish their roots in Ontario.

Ontario PNP Draw Highlights – 19 March 2024

The recent Ontario PNP draw issued invitations under two streams. OINP allocated 1,370 invitations under the Master’s Graduate Stream to profiles with an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 52 or above. Additionally, 104 invitations were issued for the PhD Graduate Stream, targeting profiles with a score of 42 or higher. These general draws included EOI profiles created between March 19, 2023, and March 19, 2024.

Here’s a breakdown of the invitations issued:

OINP StreamNumber of InvitationsDate Profiles CreatedScore Range 
Masters Graduate Stream1,370March 19, 2023 – Mar 19, 202452 and above 
Ph.D. Graduate Stream10442 and above 

Candidates eligible under these streams were those with Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles meeting the specified score thresholds.

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Application Process

Invited candidates have 14 days to submit their applications, aligning the details with those provided in their Expression of Interest profiles. Candidates must adhere to the timeline to capitalize on this opportunity for permanent residency in Ontario.

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Given the higher Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores observed in Express Entry draws, applicants are encouraged to explore alternative pathways, such as participating in accredited Masters programs. This strategic approach not only enhances educational credentials but also increases the chances of being granted permanent residence in Canada.

OINP Nominations in 2023

In 2023, the OINP witnessed a surge in nominations, reaching its highest-ever number of nominations issued. With a focus on addressing shortages in priority sectors like healthcare and technology, the program serves as a vital immigration selection initiative for Ontario.

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Top Countries Receiving Nominations in 2023

  • India: 8,603 nominations
  • China: 2,855 nominations
  • Nigeria: 799 nominations

Outlook for 2024

With the significant number of nominations issued by the OINP, it is poised to remain a key pathway for individuals seeking a Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa in 2024. The program plays a crucial role in attracting skilled workers and bolstering Ontario’s workforce and economy. The recent Ontario PNP draw highlights Canada’s bold vision of facilitating immigration and addressing labor market needs in the province. By leveraging strategic immigration pathways and timely application submissions, candidates can seize opportunities for permanent residency in Ontario.

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