March 30 OINP draws - Ontario invites 618 workers and graduates for PR
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March 30 OINP draws – Ontario invites 618 foreign workers and Masters graduates for PR


In three March 30 OINP draws, Ontario invited 618 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent resident nominations.

Ontario conducted the March 30 OINP draws under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Invitations went to applicants under its Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker, and Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills streams.

Candidates in the March 30 OINP draws needed to have a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system. Moreover, candidates needed to submit Express Entry profiles into the federal pool within the 12 months preceding the draw date to qualify.

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398 invitations went to candidates in the Masters Graduate Stream with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 39.

Another 155 invitations went to candidates in the Foreign Worker stream, with a minimum score of 23 points. 

Finally 65 invitations went to candidates in the In-Demand Skills stream with a minimum score of 21. This stream is for health, manufacturing, agricultural occupations and select trades occupations.

Masters Graduate Stream OINP March 30 Draws

Date issuedNumber of invitations issuedDate profiles createdScore rangeNotes
March 30, 2022398April 28, 2021 – March 30, 202239 and aboveGeneral draw

Foreign Worker Stream OINP March 30 Draw

Date issuedNumber of invitations issuedDate profiles createdScore rangeNotes
March 30, 2022155April 28, 2021 – March 30, 202223 and aboveTargeted draw for skilled trades occupations.

In-Demand Skills Stream OINP March 30 Draws

Date issuedNumber of invitations issuedDate profiles createdScore rangeNotes
March 30, 202265April 28, 2021 – March 30, 202221 and aboveTargeted draw for health, manufacturing, agricultural occupations and select trades occupations.

If you received an invitation in the March 30 OINP draws you now have 45 calendar days to apply for the provincial nomination.


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OINP and the Federal Express Entry immigration system

Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status. However, they can nominate your for PR if you have a profile in the federal Express Entry immigration system.

Express Entry is the application system that Canada uses to manage skilled worker applications. It is also the most popular way to immigrate to Canada. You can also receive a permanent residence invitation by applying through Express Entry directly and skipping the PNP process. However, having a provincial nomination effectively guarantees that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residence in any of its Express Entry draws.

How does OINP nomination help your Canada immigration application?

Applying for a provincial nomination is not the same as applying for Canadian permanent residence. Rather a nomination effectively means the province is guaranteeing that the federal government will issue you an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in one of its Express Entry draws.

Candidates who receive provincial nomination also get an additional 600 points for Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. A total of 1,200 points is available under Express Entry. You immediately get 600 points if you are nominated by a province. See Provincial Immigrant Nomination Programs (PNPs).


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The additional 600 CRS points virtually guarantee you an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in an Express Entry draw.

For example, Johanna has a Master’s degree. She’s been working in food sciences for five years. Johanna has never worked or studied in Canada. She has an advanced English language proficiency.

Johanna entered the Express Entry pool with a CRS score of 370. However, she recently obtained a provincial nomination through OINP. As a result IRCC awards her additional 600 points.

Consequently, Johanna’s total CRS score jumps to 970 points! This is well above the minimum CRS score required for Johanna to get an ITA in any Express Entry draw.


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IRCC will issue qualified PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool an invitation to apply for permanent residence. After IRCC approves your application you complete the landing process, and officially become a Canadian permanent resident.


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Eligibility requirements

Masters Graduate Stream

This stream enables international students who obtained a Master’s degree in Ontario to obtain PR without requiring a job offer.

To be eligible to apply, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduated with Master’s degree in Ontario. Also program must be at least one-year full-time;
  • Obtained minimum language CLB/NCLC level 7 or above in English or in French;
  • Resided legally in Ontario for at least one year in the last two;
  • Have sufficient settlement funds;
  • Demonstrated intent to live and work in Ontario;
  • Must have legal status in Ontario or abroad;
    • Applications from elsewhere in Canada will not be accepted; and also
  • Application must be submitted within two years of completing the requirements to graduate from the master’s degree.

Foreign Worker Stream

To qualify under this stream, applicants must have:


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  • A permanent and full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B, and also in a position that is necessary to the business;
  • Two cumulative years of relevant work experience in the previous five years before the date of application;
  • Relevant mandatory occupational licensing in Ontario, if the position so requires;
  • Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit; and also
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

In-Demand Skills Stream

This stream targets candidates with specific skilled in-demand in Ontario. To qualify, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under certain occupations in the agriculture or construction;
  • 9 months of cumulative paid work experience in the last three years in one of the eligible occupations. Note that seasonal work does not count;
  • Equivalent of Canadian high school education or higher;
  • Valid certificate or license at the time of application for work experience that requires it;
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 4 in English or French in all language competencies;
  • Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit; and also
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

For detail eligibility information and also how to apply, read the government’s Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).


You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.