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Ontario PNP Update: 3 New Draws Issued 2,650 Invitations Across General and Targeted Categories

Austin Campbell



Ontario PNP Update

In the most recent update regarding the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) – Ontario PNP, three draws were conducted on March 12th, resulting in a combined total of 2,650 invitations for permanent residency. This significant development opens doors for international students seeking to make Ontario their permanent home.

Let’s explore the details of these draws, offering pathways to a brighter future.

The general draw for international students stole the spotlight, with 1,306 invitations issued for eligible profiles. Those who scored 72 or higher on their OINP Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles are now on their way to applying for permanent residency, making their Canadian dreams a reality.

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Some of the featured NOC codes include

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NOC 22212NOC 22301
NOC 22302NOC 22311
NOC 22312NOC 70010
NOC 70011NOC 72011
NOC 72012NOC 72014
NOC 72020NOC 72021
NOC 72022NOC 72024
NOC 72100NOC 72101
NOC 72102NOC 72103
NOC 72104NOC 72105
NOC 72106NOC 72200
NOC 72201NOC 72203
NOC 72204NOC 72205

Under the International Student Stream, OINP conducted targeted draws for specific occupations, presenting tailored opportunities. Skilled trade occupations witnessed 649 invitations with a minimum score of 66, while healthcare and tech occupations celebrated 684 invitations for profiles scoring 72 and above.

A sneak peek into the NOC codes reveals opportunities in:

Tech Occupations

NOC 20012NOC 21211
NOC 21220NOC 21221
NOC 21222NOC 21223
NOC 21230NOC 21231
NOC 21232NOC 21233
NOC 21234NOC 21311
NOC 22220NOC 22221
NOC 22222

Health Occupations

NOC 30010NOC 31100
NOC 31103NOC 31110
NOC 31111NOC 31112
NOC 31120NOC 31121
NOC 31200NOC 31201
NOC 31202NOC 31203
NOC 31204NOC 31209
NOC 31300NOC 31301
NOC 31302NOC 31303
NOC 32100NOC 32101
NOC 32102NOC 32103
NOC 32104NOC 32109
NOC 32110NOC 32111
NOC 32112

On the 12th of March 2024, Ontario also issued 11 exclusive invitations to potential candidates who demonstrate eligibility for participation in the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP) through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

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Ontario PNP Highlights – 12 March, 2024

Draw DetailsInvitations IssuedCriteria
General Draw1,306EOI profiles with a score of 72 or higher under the International Student Stream.
Targeted Draw – Skilled Trades Healthcare & Tech Draw1,333649 Invitations were issued to 63 skilled trade occupations under the International Student Stream. Profiles scoring 66 and higher were invited.
684 Invitations across 41 healthcare and 15 tech occupations under the International Student Stream. Invitations were sent to profiles scoring 72 and higher.
Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP) draw11Targeted invitations to apply to candidates who may qualify for the EMPP under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

How to Apply if Eligible?

If you have received an invitation to apply on March 12, 2024, for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream, you are eligible to apply to this specific stream. Here’s a step-by-step guide to streamline your application process:

1. Examine the Employer Job Offer: The International Student stream page thoroughly to ascertain whether you fulfill the specified requirements.

2. Ensure that you have all the mandatory documents by referring to the document checklist provided.

3. Access the OINP e-Filing Portal and locate your recently generated file number, prefixed with JOIS.

It’s essential to note that your new application file number differs from your Expression of Interest (EOI) file number, which will be greyed out (EOI-JOIS-XXXXXX). This distinction is intentional and not indicative of an error.

If you have received an invitation to apply, there’s no need to initiate contact with the program.

As we conclude, it’s evident that Ontario PNP is opening doors for diverse professionals. Whether you’re an international student, a skilled trade worker, or a tech wizard, Ontario beckons with promising opportunities. Stay tuned for more updates, and remember, your pathway to Ontario might be just a draw away!

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