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March 2 OINP draw

Ontario invites 754 for PR nomination in March 2 OINP draw

In the March 2 OINP draw the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to 754 federal Express Entry candidates in 10 targeted occupations, inviting them to apply for a provincial nomination to become Canadian permanent residents. Notifications of Interest were sent by OINP only to candidates with a profile in the Government of Canada’s Express Entry system and with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 463 and 467.

OINP regularly searches the federal Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the meet the criteria of the Human Capital Priorities Stream and have work experience in one of the targeted National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes. The purpose is to identify people with technological skills in the federal Express Entry pool.


In the March 2 OINP draw, Express Entry candidates who met the CRS cut-off score were invited to apply for the provincial nomination if they had work experience in one of the following 10 occupations:

  • Banking, credit and other investment managers (NOC 0122);
  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (NOC 0124);
  • Other business services managers (NOC 0125);
  • Corporate sales managers (NOC 0601);
  • Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111);
  • Financial and investment analysts (NOC 1112);
  • Human resources professionals (NOC 1121);
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1122);
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012); and
  • Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC 4163).

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If OINP identifies you in the federal Express Entry pool, you will receive a notification of interest in your federal Express Entry online profile account.

Note: Receiving a notification of interest does not mean that you qualify for one of OINP streams.

After you receive a notification of interest, you may submit an online application to the OINP if you qualify under the Ontario Express Entry stream for which your notification of interest was issued. You must submit your application within 45 calendar days of receiving the notification of interest.

Notifications of interest issued in 2021 to date

  • Human Capital Priorities stream – 2,223
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream – 146
  • Skilled Trades stream – 338

See OINP – Notifications of Interest issued in 2021 to date.


About Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs

Under the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Canada’s provincial and territorial governments like Ontario are able to nominate individuals to reside in the province/territory as permanent residents in order to meet the province’s economic and labour needs. 

Candidates who have created a profile in the federal Express Entry system AND have also applied for and received a nomination from a province’s PNP, are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, on top of the points that they have in the federal Express Entry pool. The additional 600 CRS points virtually guarantee that the candidate will also receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence under the federal Express Entry system. Create your federal Express Entry profile.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.