Ontario, the largest province in Canada, is popular among immigrants who want a great social life and fair pay. The province has been organizing draws regularly to invite skilled candidates who will be able to contribute to the economy.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is greatly beneficial for provinces and territories with labor gaps because it allows them to select eligible candidates from the Express Entry pool to fill the labor gaps. Ontario held its latest PNP draw on October 20 and invited international workers as well student graduates. The selected candidates already had existing profiles in the Expression of Interest (EOI) system of Ontario.
Details of the draws
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued a total of 546 invitations in the October 20 draw. The candidates might have satisfied the eligibility requirements of the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, the Master’s Graduate stream, or the Ph.D. Graduate stream.
International student graduates targeting the Master’s Graduate stream received 479 invitations and 63 candidates who might be suitable for the Ph.D. Graduate stream were also invited. Ontario invited four candidates who might satisfy the requirements for the Foreign Worker Stream included under the Economic Mobility Pathways Project.
All the streams set up different score requirements. The candidates needed to achieve the specified score as per the scoring system of Ontario EOI. Masters Graduates required a minimum score of 35 and Ph.D. Graduates required a minimum score of 25. Ontario tends to organize larger Master’s draws and the October 20 draw was no exception. The score requirement also tends to be higher for these candidates.