When an Express Entry candidate is invited to apply for a provincial nomination, s/he automatically receives an additional 600 points towards their CRS score. The additional 600 points effectively guarantee that the candidate will get an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
Express Entry candidates who received an invitation from OINP were required to have work experience in one of 10 occupations, as well as a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 439 and 465.
The 10 targeted occupations were:
0114 Other administrative services managers
0601 Corporate sales managers
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
0111 Financial managers
1114 Other financial officers
0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c