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Ontario launches the new expression of interest system for PNP streams

The expression of interest (EOI) for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now available for intake into the following streams:

Employer Job Offer Category: Foreign Worker and International Student

In the near future, the OINP plans to open the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills, Masters Graduate, and PhD Graduate streams. The expression of interest system will be open throughout the year, so candidates can submit their EOI at any time.

An expression of interest is free to file. You will be asked to pay an application fee if you are invited to apply to the program. The cost of applying varies depending on the stream.

Your expression of interest registration is valid for a period of up to 12 months, or until you obtain an invitation to apply or withdraw it. Your expression of interest will be automatically deleted from OINP’s system after 12 months.

Here are the scoring factors as listed on the Ontario government webpage:

Scoring factors

We will score your answers using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to assign points to your job offer and Canadian work experience.

Find your job’s NOC to determine its skill level and type.

Job offer: NOC skill level

(Not applied to Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate streams.)

  • NOC Skill Level A – 10 points
  • NOC Skill Level B – 8 points
  • NOC Skill Level C – 0 points
  • NOC Skill Level D – 0 points

Job offer: NOC type

  • NOC Type 0,1,2,3,9 – 10 points
  • NOC Type 4,5,6,7,8 – 5 points

Job offer: wage

(Not applied to Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate streams.)

  • $40 per hour or higher – 10 points
  • $20 to $39.99 per hour – 5 points
  • Less than $20 per hour – 0 points

Canadian work experience: length

(Cumulative)

  • 12 Months or more – 4 points
  • Less than 12 months – 0 points

Canadian work experience: NOC Skill Level

  • NOC Skill Level A – 3 points
  • NOC Skill Level B – 0 points
  • NOC Skill Level C – 0 points
  • NOC Skill Level D – 0 points

Canadian work experience: earnings history

  • $40k or more earnings in a year – 3 points
  • Less than $40k earnings in a year – 0 points

Highest level of education

  • PhD – 10 points
  • Masters – 8 points
  • Bachelors or equivalent – 6 points
  • College diploma or trade certificate – 5 points
  • Less than college or trade certificate – 0 points

Field of study

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams)

  • Engineering – 10 points
  • Health care – 10 points
  • Math and Computer Science – 9 points
  • Business and Administration – 7 points
  • Trades – 7 points
  • Social, Legal, and Education – 6 points
  • Arts and Humanities – 5 points

Canadian education experience

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams.)

  • More than one Canadian credential – 10 points
  • One Canadian credential – 5 points

Official language ability

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams.)

  • CLB 9 or higher – 10 points
  • CLB 8 – 6 points
  • CLB 7 – 4 points
  • CLB 6 or lower – 0 points

Knowledge of official languages

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams.)

  • 2 Official Languages – 10 points
  • 1 Official Language – 5 points

Regional immigration: location of job Offer

(Not applied to Masters or PhD streams.)

  • Outside GTA – 10 points
  • Inside GTA – 6 points

Regional immigration: location of study

(Not applied to Masters or PhD streams.)

  • Outside GTA – 10 points
  • Inside GTA – 6 points

Strategic priorities

(To address immediate labour market needs in the province or a region of the province.)

  • As determined by OINP on the expression of interest system invitation to apply webpage – 10 points (if in use).

 

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