On June 6, 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted three significant draws, issuing 1,760 invitations to apply for permanent residency. These draw targeted specific streams, including the Master’s Graduate stream, and the Ph.D. Graduate stream, and the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.
Here’s a quick snapshot of the invitations issued for each stream:
- OINP Foreign Worker Stream Draw: 451 ITAs
- OINP Masters Graduate Stream Draw: 1,175 ITAs
- OINP PhD Graduate Stream Draw: 134 ITAs
Under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, OINP issued 451 ITAs. These were directed towards profiles having a score of 57 and above, targeting the following NOC codes:
|NOC 20012||Computer and information systems managers|
|NOC 21211||Data Scientists|
|NOC 21223||Database analysts and data administrators|
|NOC 21230||Computer systems developers and programmers|
|NOC 21231||Software engineers and designers|
|NOC 21232||Software developers and programmers|
|NOC 21233||Web designers|
|NOC 21234||Web developers and programmers|
|NOC 21311||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|NOC 30010||Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates|
|NOC 31100||Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine|
|NOC 31101||Specialists in surgery|
|NOC 31102||General practitioners and family physicians|
|NOC 31112||Audiologists and speech-language pathologists|
|NOC 31121||Dietitians and nutritionists|
|NOC 31203||Occupational therapists|
|NOC 31204||Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment|
|NOC 31209||Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating|
|NOC 31300||Nursing coordinators and supervisors|
|NOC 31301||Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses|
|NOC 31302||Nurse practitioners|
|NOC 31303||Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals|
|NOC 32101||Licensed practical nurses|
|NOC 32102||Paramedical occupations|
|NOC 32103||Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists|
|NOC 32104||Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians|
|NOC 32109||Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment|
|NOC 32111||Dental hygienists and dental therapists|
|NOC 32112||Dental technologists and technicians|
|NOC 32120||Medical laboratory technologists|
|NOC 32121||Medical radiation technologists|
|NOC 32122||Medical sonographers|
|NOC 32123||Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists|
|NOC 32124||Pharmacy technicians|
|NOC 32129||Other medical technologists and technicians|
|NOC 32200||Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists|
|NOC 32201||Massage therapists|
|NOC 32209||Other practitioners of natural healing|
|NOC 33100||Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants|
|NOC 33101||Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations|
|NOC 33102||Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates|
|NOC 33103||Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants|
|NOC 33109||Other assisting occupations in support of health services|
If you received an invitation to apply on June 6, 2023, and have work experience in any of the NOC-listed occupations, you can apply to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.
A Welcoming Hand to Masters and Ph.D. Graduates
On June 6, 2023, OINP issued invitations for potential candidates who could qualify for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams.
The eligibility criteria included:
- Candidates should be part of the Expression of Interest (EOI) system pool.
- For the Masters Graduate stream, candidates needed to have a score of 46 and above.
- For the PhD Graduate stream, candidates needed to have a score of 42 and above.
So, if you were invited on June 6, 2023, and meet these requirements, you can apply to these streams.
A record 1,175 ITAs were sent under the Masters Graduate Stream, considering all the OINP Expression of Interests (EOIs) with a score of 46 and above.
134 ITAs were issued under the PhD Graduate Stream, with all EOIs with a score of 42 or higher receiving invitations.
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Understanding the Application Process
To apply for these streams, you should:
- Log in to the OINP e-Filing Portal.
- Click on the newly created file number with the relevant prefix (NMAS or NPHD for Masters and PhD Graduate streams, JOFW for the Foreign Worker stream).
- Follow the instructions for application submission.
Your new application file number will be different than your EOI file number. If you received an invitation to apply, there’s no need to contact the program.
Ontario also issued a targeted draw for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream on June 6, 2023. However, it’s noteworthy that no invitations were issued for this draw. Future updates may bring changes to this scenario, so it’s essential to stay tuned.
As of June 2023, the OINP has issued a total of 7,107 ITAs for PR, broken down as follows:
|Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream||1,781|
|Ph.D. Graduate stream||2,110|
|Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream||295|
|Masters Graduate stream||2,619|
|PhD Graduate stream||265|
Next Steps for Candidates
These updates from OINP reflect Ontario’s commitment to attracting a diverse range of skilled immigrants. Whether you’re a graduate, a foreign worker, or looking to contribute to Ontario’s economy in other capacities, these updates could be your pathway to a successful future in Ontario.
With its thriving sectors and welcoming communities, Ontario remains an attractive destination for talented individuals worldwide. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand these updates and see how they align with your immigration goals.
Remember, the first step is always understanding your eligibility. From there, you can explore the avenues that Ontario’s immigration programs open for you. Stay tuned for further updates on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and other immigration pathways.
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