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OINP April Draw

Ontario-OINP April Draw: 209 PR Invitations Issued for Skilled Trades

In the latest Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw, held on April 23, 2024, the province issued 209 invitations to apply (PR) for permanent residency status. This draw, targeting skilled trades occupations, signifies Ontario’s ongoing commitment to attracting talent in key sectors.

Ontario’s Focus on Skilled Trades

Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Program has honed in on skilled trades occupations in its recent draw. Specifically, candidates with profiles boasting job offers in 61 trade occupations and a score of 53 or higher were targeted. This focused approach aims to address the demand for skilled workers in various sectors across the province.

Changes in Draw Criteria

Compared to previous draws, where the criteria were more generalized, this draw highlights Ontario’s strategic shift towards prioritizing specific occupations. The shift is intended to meet the evolving needs of Ontario’s labor market and ensure that skilled individuals are placed where they are most needed.

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Timeline and Application Process

Candidates who received invitations in the April draw are required to submit their full applications within fourteen calendar days of receipt. This timeline underscores the importance of prompt action for successful candidates.

Summary of April 2024 OINP Draw

  • Date: April 23, 2024
  • Invitations Issued: 209
  • Date Profiles Created: April 23, 2023 – April 23, 2024
  • Score Range: 53 and above

Notes: Targeted draw for 61 skilled trades occupations

Occupations Targeted in the Draw

The draw focused on a wide range of skilled trades occupations essential to Ontario’s economy. These include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting technologists and technicians
  • Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • Construction managers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Welders
  • And many more
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Comparison with Previous Draws

The last Ontario-OINP draw, held on March 19, 2024, under the Masters and Ph.D. graduate stream, issued 1,654 permanent residency invitations. Contrasting with the recent draw’s focus on skilled trades, this draw targeted graduates, showcasing Ontario’s diverse immigration strategies.

The April draw of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program marks another step towards fulfilling Ontario’s workforce needs. By targeting skilled trades occupations, the province aims to attract talent crucial for its economic growth. As the program continues to evolve, prospective immigrants should stay informed about the latest updates and eligibility criteria.

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