Ontario PNP

Ontario Launches EOI System For PNP Streams

Published on : April 29, 2021

 

Key Highlights:

  • Future Ontario immigrants
  • Register an EOI
  • Different Scoring Factors


Ontario has come up with a new form of Express Interests System for namely two PNPs under the Employer Job Offer Category. 

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) EOI system now opens up for enrolling to streams like Employer Job Offer Category, Foreign Worker, and International Student. 

According to the OINP website, the province is expected to open the EOI systems for the Ph.D. Graduate as well as In-Demand Skills and Masters Graduate streams. 

What Does This Mean For Future Ontario Immigrants?

In case you want to apply for immigration through one of Ontario's base Provincial Nominee Programs, you need to register as an EOI profile anytime. Before, you could only register when the online portal of OINP seemed open. 

In case you complete your registration, your profile will get included in a selection pool, and given a score based on your answers. After that Ontario will invite the applicants for applying for the provincial nomination. 

However, an EOI registration will not guarantee that you will receive an invitation. The OINP will notify your or your representative in case you are invited. 

Your EOI registration will remain valid for 13 months or until you receive an invitation. You may also choose to withdraw your registration. And in that case, your EOI will get automatically deleted. 

How do I register an Expression of Interest?

You can create a profile in the OINP for an e-filing portal. You also need to go through the application requirements for your stream which will ensure that you are eligible. Just after that, you can register for an expression of interest for more than one stream. One point to keep in mind is that you need to keep updating the current information to your profile in case you missed any. 

Different Scoring Factors

Ontario ranks the different EOI profiles based on your answers. Points are rewarded based on your skill level along with Canadian work experience. The province uses the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system for assigning points. 

It also depends on which stream you are opting for. Other than the skill level, it also takes into account factors like wage, education, official language, etc. The province will allot 10 points at its discretion for responding to the labor markets. 

Job offer: NOC skill level

(Not applied to Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate streams.)

  • NOC Skill Level A – 10 points
  • NOC Skill Level B – 8 points
  • NOC Skill Level C – 0 points
  • NOC Skill Level D – 0 points

Job offer: NOC type

  • NOC Type 0,1,2,3,9 – 10 points
  • NOC Type 4,5,6,7,8 – 5 points

Job offer: wage

(Not applied to Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate streams.)

  • $40 per hour or higher – 10 points
  • $20 to $39.99 per hour – 5 points
  • Less than $20 per hour – 0 points

Canadian work experience: length

(Cumulative)

  • 12 Months or more – 4 points
  • Less than 12 months – 0 points

Canadian work experience: NOC Skill Level

  • NOC Skill Level A – 3 points
  • NOC Skill Level B – 0 points
  • NOC Skill Level C – 0 points
  • NOC Skill Level D – 0 points

Canadian work experience: earnings history

  • $40k or more earnings in a year – 3 points
  • Less than $40k earnings in a year – 0 points

Highest level of education

  • PhD – 10 points
  • Masters – 8 points
  • Bachelors or equivalent – 6 points
  • College diploma or trade certificate – 5 points
  • Less than college or trade certificate – 0 points

Field of study

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams)

  • Engineering – 10 points
  • Health care – 10 points
  • Math and Computer Science – 9 points
  • Business and Administration – 7 points
  • Trades – 7 points
  • Social, Legal, and Education – 6 points
  • Arts and Humanities – 5 points

Canadian education experience

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams.)

  • More than one Canadian credential – 10 points
  • One Canadian credential – 5 points

Official language ability

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams.)

  • CLB 9 or higher – 10 points
  • CLB 8 – 6 points
  • CLB 7 – 4 points
  • CLB 6 or lower – 0 points

Knowledge of official languages

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams.)

  • 2 Official Languages – 10 points
  • 1 Official Language – 5 points

Regional immigration: location of job Offer

(Not applied to Masters or PhD streams.)

  • Outside GTA – 10 points
  • Inside GTA – 6 points

Regional immigration: location of study

(Not applied to Masters or PhD streams.)

  • Outside GTA – 10 points
  • Inside GTA – 6 points

Strategic priorities

(To address immediate labour market needs in the province or a region of the province.)

Topics: Migrate, Canada

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