Canada has one of the best immigration systems in the world which is streamlined for the intake of more number of immigrants to Canada through various PR visa programs. Most of us might be aware of only the popular Federal Skilled Work Visa when it comes to Canada immigration but this country offers lot more visa programs. They are called as the provincial nomination programs through which the provincial states of Canada can invite overseas skilled workers to live and settle in that particular province. One among those is the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
How does Ontario PNP work?
Ontario is one of the most popular provinces of Canada and it invites potential skilled workers from across the world to fulfill the skills demand in its labour market. It selects applicants through Express Entry Program and offer employment opportunities in the state. There are two main categories of OINP through which the skilled workers will be called and they are known as Business category and the Human Capital category.
Applicants from corporate and entrepreneur stream are chosen against the Business category OINP whereas, applicants from Masters graduate stream and PhD graduate stream are chosen from Human Capital category.
Human capital category is aligned with express entry and following are three streams that fall under this category:
- Human Capital Priorities Stream under Ontario’s express entry
- Skilled trades stream under Ontario’s express entry
- French speaking skilled worker stream under Ontario’s express entry
As discussed, these are the various streams of Ontario PNP, but the most popular choice among the international skilled workers is the Human Capital Priorities Stream under Ontario’s Express Entry. Many overseas skilled workers apply for Ontario Provincial Nomination Programme through this stream to receive Canada permanent residency.
Express entry through Human Capital Priorities Stream
Human capital priorities stream is applicable for the candidates who have already applied for Federal Skilled Express Entry Visa. If the candidate has 400 or more CRS points in the express entry pool then he or she can apply for the Ontario PNP. The province of Ontario has access to Federal express entry pool and can pick suitable candidates with skills and experience matching with the occupations in Ontario. It then issues a notification of interest against the profiles of the selected candidates. If you receive nomination from Ontario, you will be then eligible for additional 600 CRS points. This will increase your chance of receiving an invitation to apply for the Canada PR.
Are you planning to migrate to Canada by the end of 2018?
If you are willing to settle in Canada by year-end, then start your Canada PR visa procedure at the earliest. Get in touch with Kansas Overseas Careers to get your profile checked and apply for Ontario PNP and file your application.