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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Held Its First In-Demand Skills Draw of 2023

Austin Campbell



Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

On April 11, 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program held its first general draw of the year for the Employer Job Offer category. The draw issued EOIs to 295 candidates from the In-demand skills stream. Ontario conducted the draw for the same stream on June 29, 2022.

Highlights Of the Draw: Who Was Invited?

OINP conducted a general draw that issued invitations to 295 candidates with a CRS score of 30 and above.  The draw invited candidates with an Express Entry profile that was created between November 22, 2022 – April 11, 2023.

An Overview of the Employer Job Offer Category

The In-demand skills stream under the OINP Employer Job offer category conduct draws throughout the year. However, the frequency of the draws may depend on the demands of the program and the number of applications in the system. In addition, the dates of upcoming draws and the number of invitations to be given are normally made public in advance by OINP. The minimal score needed to receive an invitation to apply (ITA) might, however, vary from draw to draw as it depends on the number of applicants in the pool and the requirements of the program.

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Note: The OINP’s current backlog of applications affects the scope and frequency of the Expression of Interest (NOI) selection. The draws are conducted every month having a few exceptions.

OINP may change the point values assigned to different elements or the minimum scores required for ITAs at any moment. Thus, it is important to note that meeting the minimum score does not guarantee an ITA since other factors such as program quotas and eligibility requirements can also come into play.


To qualify under the Employer Job offer – In-demand Skills stream, you must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

Legal StatusMust prove legal status in Canada, if applying from within Canada.
EducationMust have a high school diploma in addition to an equivalent degree.
LanguageMust demonstrate the ability to understand and use English or French at a level of 4 or higher on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).
Job offerA full-time and permanent job offer from a qualifying employer in Ontario in an agriculture or construction occupation
Financial ProofMust prove your ability to sustain yourself and your dependents while residing in Ontario
Work ExperienceWork experience of at least 9 months in the relevant occupation in the past three years

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