Ontario OINP invites 940 in latest EOI draw

By Vijay Lala



Immiboards ― On June 16, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 940 candidates for permanent residency.

Invitations were sent out to foreign workers and international students under the Employee Job Offer category.

StreamMinimum EOI scoreTotal invitations issued
Foreign Worker stream38569
International Student stream66371
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Draw June 16, 2021. Source

These candidates had active profiles in the Ontario Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

OINP streams that are accepting applications

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is currently accepting applications under the following streams:

  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
  • Human Capital Priorities stream
  • Skilled Trades stream
  • Entrepreneur stream

The following OINP streams are now open through the OINP Expression of Interest system :

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

The Foreign Worker Stream allows foreign workers to apply for an OINP nomination for living and working in Ontario.

Such workers are required to have a job offer in a skilled occupation at Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A/B of the National Occupational Classification [NOC]

The International Student stream, on the other hand, is for international students with a job offer in a skilled occupation at Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A/B of the NOC.

Find your NOC

Annual nomination limits

Each year, the federal government allocates a fixed number of nominations to the Ontario government (OINP) through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

In 2021, Ontario has received an allocation of 8,350 plus an additional 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations (NOC Skill Level C).

Ontario has issued 5,159 nominations as of June 10, 2021

Ontario OINP Current Processing Times (June 10, 2021)

StreamProcessing Time
Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker60 – 90 days
Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities60 – 90 days
Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades120 – 150 days
Masters Graduate30 – 60 days
PhD Graduate60 – 90 days
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker90 – 120 days
Employer Job Offer: International Student90 – 120 days
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills120 – 150 days
EntrepreneurExpression of Interest (EOI) Assessment: Less than 30 days

A Provincial Nomination allows a candidate to secure 600 additional points thus virtually guaranteeing an invite in the Express Entry Draw. Check your CRS score using CRS Calculator

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Vijay Lala is the founder and editor-in-chief of Immiboards.com. Dual master's degrees in Political Science and Economics, along with a decade of Canadian immigration research experience, have equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of immigration law, policy research, and settlement issues. Linkedin  Twitter

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