Ontario, with its rich diversity, bustling cities, and robust economy, has long been a sought-after Canadian destination for immigrants. In the recent selection, the Latest Ontario PNP Draws extended invitations to 1,706 candidates from the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities and Entrepreneur streams. Let’s explore the specifics of Ontario’s PNP pathways and key highlights of these latest PNP draws.
Highlights of Ontario’s Latest PNP Draws
Ontario conducted two draws on September 25 and 26, 2023, inviting candidates from different streams: one targeting health occupations in the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream and the other extending invitations to apply under the Entrepreneur Stream.
Draw 1: – Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream – Health Occupations Invited
On September 26, 2023, Ontario extended 1,696 targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to potential candidates. This specific draw had a focus on candidates with work experience in health occupations. Candidates were considered for this draw if they met the following criteria:
CRS Score: Candidates had to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score within the range of 350-462.
Occupational Experience: They needed to possess work experience in specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes. The eligible NOC codes were as follows:
NOC 31102 – General practitioners and family physicians
NOC 31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors
NOC 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 32101 – Licensed practical nurses
NOC 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
Candidates who received a Notification of Interest on September 26, 2023, were instructed to review eligibility, gather mandatory documents, and use the OINP e-Filing Portal for application.
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Draw 2: – Invitations to Apply for the Entrepreneur Stream
On September 25, 2023, Ontario issued 10 invitations to apply under the Entrepreneur Stream. Expressions of interest were assessed based on their scores up to September 20, 2023, to be considered for this round. Candidates who received invitations to apply met the following criteria:
Expression of Interest Score: Invitations were extended to candidates with expression of interest scores ranging from 136 to 163.
Invited candidates will receive two emails with login details and application instructions. Those with eligible scores but not invited may reapply in future rounds within 12 months from the initial submission.
Ontario’s PNP Streams: Pathways to Canadian Permanent Residency
Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) offers diverse immigration streams, with two prominent options recently inviting candidates:
1. Human Capital Priorities Stream
This stream, part of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages skilled worker applications. Candidates must create an Express Entry profile, express interest in Ontario, and, if nominated, receive an additional 600 CRS points for a strong chance of permanent residency.
2. Entrepreneur Stream
Designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, this stream requires meeting specific criteria, including minimum net worth, investment in an Ontario business, and job creation. Successful applicants receive a Temporary Work Permit and can apply for permanent residency based on their performance agreement.
In conclusion, the latest Ontario PNP draws signify hope, opportunity, and the promise of a new beginning for the chosen candidates. As they set out on their journey towards Canadian permanent residency, we witness the transformative power of immigration. Ontario’s open arms continue to enrich lives, shaping a brighter future for all.