December 7 OINP draw: the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 1,186 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent resident nominations.
The December 7 OINP draw was for candidates in OINP’s Employer Job Offer category. Candidates needed to have a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system.
Eligibility requirements for Employer Job Offer category
The Employer Job Offer category has three streams. You must have a full-time and permanent job offer from an Ontario employer to qualify.
- Foreign Worker stream: for workers in skilled positions
- International Student stream: for recent graduates in Ontario
- In-Demand Skills stream: for intermediate skilled workers in specific sectors. Example, such as agriculture, construction, trucking and personal support workers
Some of the invitations also went to candidates registered for OINP’s Regional Immigration Pilot.
|Foreign Worker Stream||General||470||37|
|Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.||33||N/A|
|International Student Stream||General||583||62|
|Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.||37||N/A|
|In-Demand Skills Stream||Targeted draw for health, manufacturing and agricultural occupations.||53||N/A|
|Targeted draw for Regional Immigration Pilot candidates.||10||N/A|
The draw targeted candidates with at least one year experience in the following occupations:
Health and agricultural occupations:
- NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
- NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
- NOC 8431 – general farm workers
- NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers
- NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers
- NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):
- NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
- NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators
- NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
- NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators
- NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators
- NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators
- NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators
- NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
- NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
- NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
- NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
- NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
- NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
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 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 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).
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 bachelor’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 draw.
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.