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Ontario PNP Invited 1,654 Candidates in the latest EJO-Foreign Worker Stream Draw

Ashley Shelton

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Ontario EJO-Foreign Worker Stream

Ontario made significant strides in its immigration efforts with the latest Employer Job Offer (EJO) – Foreign Worker stream this month. The province issued a total of 1,654 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination in the general OINP draw held on January 19.

OINP- EJO Foreign Worker Stream Draw Details – 19 Jan, 2024

  • Date issued – January 19, 2024
  • Number of invitations issued – 1,654
  • Date profiles created – January 19, 2023 – January 19, 2024
  • CRS Score range – 50 and above
  • Draw Type – General Draw

In this recent issuance of invitations through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Foreign Worker stream, diverse profiles with job offers spanning across National Occupational Classification (NOC) levels 0, 1, 2, or 3 were included. Eligible candidates possessed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 50 or above, marking a significant step in the immigration process.

Marking a pivotal moment, this draw stands as the first general draw under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Foreign Worker Stream, since March 1, 2022.

Contrasting with the specific targeting in the previous draw on January 9, where invitations were extended to profiles in 63 skilled trade occupations, 41 healthcare occupations, or 15 tech occupations, this recent draw adopts a more inclusive approach.

Candidates fortunate enough to receive invitations in this round are expected to complete and submit their applications within 14 calendar days from the date of receiving the invitation.

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Ontario Exhausts 2023 Nomination Allotment

Ontario reached a milestone in its immigration journey as the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) fully utilized its 2023 nomination allocation. Throughout the year, a total of 16,500 nominations were granted to successful candidates across various streams. As the calendar turns to 2024, both new applications and those submitted earlier will continue to be considered under the program’s nomination allocation for the year.

OINP’s Varied Draw Approach

Ontario annually conducts Expression of Interest (EOI) based draws to issue Notifications of Interest (NOIs) for provincial nomination. The program often targets specific occupations, including draws focused on technology-related occupations. The OINP invites candidates predominantly through three key streams:

  • Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • Express Entry – Skilled Trades Stream

These streams cater to a diverse pool of candidates, aligning with Ontario’s economic and labor market needs.

NOC TEER Job Offer Category

  • NOC TEER 0 or 1 – 10 Points
  • NOC TEER 2 or 3 –  8 Points
  • NOC TEER 4, 5 –  0 Points

NOC Broad Occupational Job Offer Category

  • Occupational Category 0, 2, 3 – 10 Points
  • Occupational Category 7 –  7 Points
  • Occupational Category 1, 9 –  5 Points
  • Occupational Category 4, 8 –  4 Points
  • Occupational Category 5, 6 –  3 Points
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Job Offer Wage

  • $40 per hour or higher – 10 Points
  • $35 to $39.99 per hour – 8 Points
  • $30 to $34.99 per hour – 7 Points
  • $25 to $29.99 per hour – 6 Points
  • $20 to $24.99 per hour – 5 Points
  • Less than $20 per hour – 0 Points

Work Permit

  • A valid work permit –  10 Points
  • Without a valid work permit – 0 Points

Job Tenure with Job Offer Employer

  • 6 months or more –  3 Points
  • Less than 6 months or not currently working –  0 Points

Language Ability

  • CLB 9 or higher –  10 Points
  • CLB 8 –  6 Points
  • CLB 7 –  4 Points
  • CLB 6 or lower – 0 Points

2 Official Languages – 10 Points
1 Official Language –  5 Points

Location of Job Offer

  • Northern Ontario – 10 Points
  • Outside GTA (except Northern Ontario) –  8 Points
  • Inside GTA (except Toronto) –  3 Points
  • Toronto –  0 Points

Next Ontario PNP Draw Prediction 2024

The schedule for the upcoming Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws remains uncertain, as the draws typically occur bi-monthly, although exceptions may apply. The Ontario government does not provide advance publication of this information. To stay updated on the latest Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draws, consider following the Canada PNP tracker.

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