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Ontario Issued 1451 PNP Invitations in the First Draw of 2024

Robert Cannon



Ontario Issued 1451 PNP Invitations in the First Draw of 2024

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has kicked off the new year with excitement, issuing a total of 1,451 invitations in the first draw of 2024. This significant event unfolds in two distinct PNP invitation rounds, showcasing the province’s commitment to welcoming candidates via Ontario’s Foreign Worker Stream.

Ontario-OINP Draws Summary

Draw DateInvitations IssuedScore RangeOccupation Focus
January 963033 and above63 Skilled Trades Occupations
January 982140 and above41 Healthcare and 15 Tech Occupations

These targeted draws are tailored to specific occupations, with the first round pinpointing 63 skilled trade occupations and the second on 41 healthcare and 15 tech occupations. The scores, slightly decreased from the previous draw in December 2023, signal an opportunity for a broader pool of applicants to secure an invitation for permanent residency in 2024.

Eligibility for OINP Foreign Worker Stream

To be eligible for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a permanent and full-time job offer falling under NOC TEER categories 1, 2, or 3.
  • The job offer must align with Ontario’s median wage levels and be considered essential to the business.
  • For individuals already employed in the designated position, the proposed wage must equal or surpass the existing wage.
  • Possess a cumulative two years of pertinent work experience within the last five years preceding the application date.
  • Obtain any mandatory licensing in Ontario if the job position necessitates such credentials.
  • Reside abroad or be in Canada with a valid permit for reasons such as work, study, or visitation.
  • Express a clear intention to settle in the province of Ontario.
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OINP Recent Updates in 2024

Commencing January 1, 2024, OINP has introduced modifications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. This adjustment extends the eligibility criteria for international students who have completed a one-year college graduate certificate.

Previously, applicants were restricted to applying with a one-year credential only if the program required a degree for admission.

Ontario-OINP Draws History

  • January 9: Two draws were held, inviting 1,451 applicants through the OINP Foreign Worker Stream.
  • December 14: OINP issued 2,359 notifications of interest under the Human Capital Priorities stream.
  • December 5: Ontario invited 2,437 candidates, including 761 skilled trades, 1,663 health/tech workers, and 13 in the Economic Mobility Pathway.
  • November 30: OINP targeted 1,052 healthcare professionals for the Human Capital Priorities stream.

This dynamic history showcases Ontario’s ongoing efforts to attract diverse talent and foster economic growth through strategic immigration initiatives.

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Ontario Leads 2024 Immigration with 1425 PR Invitations

As with the start of the new year, Ontario takes the forefront in immigration initiatives by inviting 1,451 invitations in the first draw of 2024 permanent residency, marking the province’s proactive stance in welcoming new residents. This bold move highlights Ontario’s commitment to embracing diverse talents and fostering economic growth through its robust Canada immigration programs. As the first step of the year unfolds, Ontario positions itself as a promising destination for those aspiring to build a new life in Canada in 2024.

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