Ontario Selects 486 Express Entry Candidates to Apply for Nomination

Published on: October 7th, 2021

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held a draw under their Human Capital Priorities stream on October 6, 2021. This is the first draw Ontario has held under this stream since July 27, 2021.

In their most recent draw, OINP issued 486 invitations to candidates with experience in one of 17 priority occupations.  To be considered in this round of invitations, candidates must have also had an active Express Entry profile in the pool of candidates with a CRS score between 463-467, and met the requirements of Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities stream. The Human Capital Priorities stream is one of the Human Capital streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

October 6th OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream draw results:

Number of Invitations Issued: 486

Targeted CRS Range: 463-467

Draw Type: Priority Occupations

OINP’s recent draw targeted Express Entry candidates with CRS scores within the range of 463-467. Those selected also had their primary occupation indicated as one of the following codes:

Human Capital Priorities Targeted Occupations October 6, 2021

NOC 0114 - Other administrative services managers
NOC 0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers
NOC 0124 - Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
NOC 0125 - Other business services managers
NOC 0211 - Engineering managers
NOC 0311 - Managers in health care
NOC 0601 - Corporate sales managers
NOC 0631 - Restaurant and food service managers
NOC 0711 - Construction managers
NOC 0731 - Managers in transportation
NOC 0911 - Manufacturing managers
NOC 1121 - Human resources professionals
NOC 1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting
NOC 2161 - Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
NOC 3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 3211 - Medical laboratory technologists
NOC 3231 - Opticians
NOC 3233 - Licensed practical nurses

What is Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream?

Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream is aligned with the Express Entry system and invite qualifying candidates directly from the Express Entry pool. In addition to meeting the requirements to submit an Express Entry profile, candidates must also hold a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or PhD to be considered. Individuals must meet both the program requirements and the draw requirements to receive an invitation to apply for nomination.

Ontario holds two types of draws under the Human Capital Priorities Stream: Tech Draws and Priority Occupation draws. Each draw targets a CRS range and a set of NOC codes. OINP may also target additional factors depending on the needs of the province. While the NOC codes for the Tech Draws remain consistent, the Priority Occupation NOC codes change in response to Ontario’s labour market demands.

Once a candidate receives a notification of interest on their Express Entry portal, they have 45 days to submit an application to Ontario through the province’s online portal. When submitting an online application, applicants must pay a non-refundable processing fee of $1,500CAD. Once a candidate receives a nomination from Ontario, an additional 600 points is added toward their CRS score, essentially guaranteeing an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in one of the subsequent Federal Express Entry draws.

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