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OINP Draw 2024

Ontario-OINP Draw 2024: 1,474 PR Invitations Extended

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has recently announced two new draws, extending a total of 1,474 invitations for permanent residency (PR) status on March 19, 2024. This article provides an overview of the draw results and essential information for candidates seeking PR in Ontario.

Overview of OINP Draws

The OINP conducted two general draws, inviting candidates from the Masters Graduate Stream and the PhD Graduate Stream. A detailed breakdown of the invitations issued is as follows:

  • Masters Graduate Stream: 1,370 invitations were sent to profiles created between March 19, 2023, and March 19, 2024, with an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 52 or above.
  • PhD Graduate Stream: 104 invitations were extended to all EOI profiles with a score of 42 or higher, within the same timeframe.
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Application Process for Invited Candidates

Candidates who received invitations now have a window of 14 days to submit their PR applications, ensuring the details in their Expression of Interest profiles are corroborated.

In light of higher Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores in Express Entry draws, candidates are encouraged to explore alternative pathways to PR in Canada. For international students, pursuing a master’s program at an accredited university in Canada can be a strategic move. This approach offers several advantages:

  • Enhancing scholastic standing for future employment prospects.
  • Allowing students to remain in Canada, increases their chances of PR approval.
  • Eliminating the need for employment offers, Labor Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs), or payrolls, making it advisable to invest in building a professional profile instead.
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Summary of OINP Draw 2024

The OINP has issued a total of 4,586 PR invitations through the Expression of Interest process. The Foreign Worker stream received the highest number of invitations, followed by the Master’s Graduate stream, indicating the program’s diverse appeal and effectiveness in attracting skilled candidates.

The recent draws conducted by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program signify ongoing opportunities for skilled individuals seeking permanent residency in Ontario. Candidates are advised to stay informed about program updates and explore alternative pathways to PR to maximize their chances of success.

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