The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has taken a significant step in its immigration initiatives by conducting a remarkable Express Entry linked draw at the outset of this month.
Held on August 16, 2023, the latest Ontario draw unveiled a substantial issuance of invitations, extending the coveted opportunity to 2,835 candidates under the well-regarded Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. The qualifying criteria for this draw were set at a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 473. This occurrence is notable not just for the number of invitations extended but also for marking the most significant number of invitations disbursed in any single OINP draw throughout the year 2023.
An In-depth Look at the Latest Ontario Draw and Its Recipients
The August 16 draw can be broken down into two segments:
|Date of NOIs Issued||Number of NOIs issued||CRS score range||Profiles created in IRCC Express Entry system||Type of draw|
|Aug 11-16, 2023||2084||473-516||Aug 11, 2022 – July 8, 2023||Targeted (Technology and Healthcare)|
|Aug 16, 2023||751||473-495||Aug 16, 2022 – August 2, 2023||Targeted (Technology and Healthcare)|
Candidates fortunate to receive invitations from Draw 1 and Draw 2 were mandated to possess relevant work experience under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes that align with the Health and Technology sectors. Further details can be found in our comprehensive news segment to access the comprehensive list of these eligible NOC codes.
Unraveling the OINP Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s (OINP) Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream is pivotal in Canada’s wider Express Entry system. This stream has been meticulously designed to attract and engage skilled individuals whose qualifications and experience are poised to cater to the dynamic demands of Ontario’s labor market.
Aspiring candidates desiring to leverage the HCP stream are required to create a meticulous Express Entry profile while explicitly indicating their eagerness to make Ontario their new home. Subsequently, the province initiates a diligent search within the Express Entry pool, identifying individuals whose credentials align seamlessly with the HCP stream prerequisites, including but not limited to, a commendable work history, adept language proficiency, and noteworthy educational qualifications.
Upon selection, candidates receive a coveted Notification of Interest (NOI) from the province of Ontario, extending a formal invitation to apply for a prized provincial nomination. This prestigious nomination bolsters a candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) tally by an impressive 600 points, practically assuring a forthcoming Invitation to Apply (ITA) within the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.