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May 11 OINP draw

Ontario invites 81 health& skilled workers for PR in May 11 OINP draw

In the May 11 OINP draw the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued the first ever invitations to apply under its newly launched Expression of Interest (EOI system. Invitations went to 81 candidates in 23 occupations through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. Candidates needed an EOI score of at least 31, and they needed to have job offers in one of 15 health care occupations, or eight skilled trades occupations. 

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 for nomination 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.

About the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

The Ontario Foreign Worker Stream under the Employer Job Offer category is open to foreign nationals who have an eligible job offer from an employer in Ontario. You do not necessarily have to apply from within Canada, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.

To qualify under this stream, applicants must have:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B that meets the median wage levels for Ontario, and in a position that is necessary to the business;
    • For those already working in the position, the proposed wage must be equal or greater than the current wage being paid
  • Two cumulative years of relevant work experience in the previous five years before the date of application;
  • Relevant mandatory licensing in Ontario, if the position so requires;
  • Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

Following is a list of the 23 occupations targeted in the May 11 OINP draw, in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code.


3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3112 – General practitioners and family physicians

3121 – Optometrists

3122 – Chiropractors

3124 – Allied primary health practitioners

3125 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

3131 – Pharmacists

3132 – Dietitians and nutritionists

3141 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

3213 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

3214 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3215 – Medical radiation technologists

3216 – Medical sonographers

3232 – Practitioners of natural healing

3236 – Massage therapists

Skilled Trades

7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7271 – Carpenters

7291 – Roofers and shinglers

7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

7316 – Machine fitters

7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics

How do I register for OINP Expression of Interest?

  • create a profile in the OINP e-Filing Portal
  • read the applicant requirements for your stream and ensure that you are eligible
  • register an expression of interest for one or more streams

The information you provide in your expression of interest must be accurate at the time you register or update your expression of interest.

You can only register one expression of interest per OINP stream at any given time.

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 received OINP nomination get an additional 600 points toward their federal Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The additional 600 CRS points virtually guarantee that the candidate will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in an Express Entry draw. This is why candidates with lower CRS scores often seek a PNP nomination because the extra 600 points is more than enough to guarantee an invitation in any Express Entry draw.

How does the federal Express Entry immigration system work?

In order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile. You must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three federal government economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool although additional CRS points are awarded to those who already have a job.

Based on the information you entered in your federal Express Entry profile you will be given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and placed into a pool of other candidates ranked. Your CRS is a numerical value, out of a possible 1,200, determined by your core human capital. This is essentially your age, work experience, educational background, ability to adapt and language skills.

A limited number of candidates with the highest CRS points in the pool are issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence. IRCC issues ITAs through regular federal Express Entry draws which typically take place every two weeks.

Your 600 points from the provincial nomination gives you 50% of the possible ,1200 CRS points available in any draw. Virtually all nominated candidates find it easy to acquire the remaining points for a draw’s cut-off score from their core human capital.

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