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Ontario Invites 772 under OINP Masters Graduate Stream

Published on : August 31, 2023

Canada’s Ontario province issues invitations to apply to international masters graduates for nomination under the PNP.

On August 30, 2023, Ontario issued invitations to apply under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Ontario PNP is known as the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Ontario PNP Latest Draw



Minimum Score

Total invitations issued

August 30, 2023

Master’s Graduate

EOI 44



Profiles created between November 22, 2022, and August 30, 2023, were considered in the latest round of Ontario PNP: Masters Graduate Stream invitations. It was a General Draw with no specific category of candidates targeted under the Masters Graduate Stream.

Those with invitations to apply (ITAs) can now submit their Canada PR applications with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

How many OINP draws held in 2023 for Masters Graduate stream?

Including the latest draw, a total of 5 draws have been held by Ontario PNP under the Masters Graduate Stream in 2023 so far.

Ontario PNP: Masters Graduate Stream Draws in 2023

Draw Number


Minimum Score

Total invitations issued


August 30, 2023

EOI 44



August 1, 2023

EOI 48



June 6, 2023

EOI 46



April 4, 2023

EOI 52



January 25, 2023

EOI 44


Total invitations in 2023 so far


What is Ontario PNP’s Master Graduate stream?

The OINP Masters Graduate stream offers a way to permanently settle in Ontario. The pathway is for international graduates who have a master’s degree from Ontario. To be eligible, your master’s must be from any of the 30 recognized educational institutions in Ontario.

How to apply for Canada PR by OINP Masters Graduate Stream?

The basic stepwise process -

  1. Register profile in OINP Expression of Interest System
  2. Get an ITA from Ontario PNP
  3. Apply online for nomination by Ontario
  4. Secure OINP nomination
  5. Apply to IRCC for Canada PR

Which Ontario educational institutions are eligible for OINP Masters Graduate Stream?

For being considered by Ontario PNP under the Masters Graduate Stream, you must have secured your Master’s in Ontario from any 1 of the 30 recognized institutions.

Ontario PNP Masters Graduate Stream | Eligible Educational Institutions

Algoma University

Brescia University College

(Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)

Brock University


Carleton University

Dominican University College

Huron University College

(Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)

King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario

Lakehead University

Laurentian University

McMaster University

Nipissing University

Ontario College of Art & Design University

Queen’s University

Royal Military College of Canada

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa)

St. Jerome’s University (Federated with the University of Waterloo)

Trent University

University of Guelph

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

University of Ottawa

University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)

University of Toronto

University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)

University of Waterloo

University of Windsor

Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)

Western University

Wilfrid Laurier University

York University

What are the eligibility requirements for Ontario Masters Graduate program?

You must meet all eligibility requirements to be nominated by Ontario under Canadian PNP.

To be eligible for an OINP nomination under the Masters Graduate stream, you must have -

  1. Received an ITA from the OINP
  2. The ability to prove that you have all qualifications claimed by you in ITA
  3. Minimum 1 academic year of full-time study for a master’s degree from an eligible Ontario university
  4. English proficiency of at least CLB 7 (in IELTS General Training, equivalent to 6.0 in speaking, listening, reading, writing)
  5. Legally lived in Ontario for a minimum of 1 years within the 2 years before applying
  6. Sufficient settlement funds to support yourself and dependents. Can be shown through any or combination of - available funds in bank, mutual funds etc.; yearly income from ongoing employment in Ontario; and a job offer in Ontario.
  7. Clear intention to settle in Ontario as a permanent resident

What is an OINP EOI score?

After registering your expression of interest (EOI) profile with Ontario PNP, you are assigned a score based on factors like -

  • Work permit or Canada study permit status
  • Earnings in Canada based on Notice of Assessment (NOA)
  • Highest level of education
  • Field of study. Canadian credential required.
  • Canadian education experience
  • Language ability
  • Regionalization, location of study in Ontario

The minimum score requirement varies from draw to draw.

Keep in mind that before you can apply, you must -

  • Register your EOI
  • Receive an ITA

For complete guidance on the process and requirements, contact Kansas Overseas experts today. Free consultation.

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