Canada’s most popular destination for newcomers, Ontario is the country’s most populous province, home to more than 13,650,000 people. It is also the second-largest province in the country by land area. It is a hot spot for international students and immigrants!
On September 14, Ontario invited 691 international student graduates to apply for a provincial nomination.
This is the third and largest Masters Graduate stream draw since Ontario adopted an EOI system for its Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that do not already use the Express Entry system.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 627 international student graduates to apply for the Master’s Graduate stream, plus 64 who may be eligible for the PhD Graduate stream.
This time, the invited candidates needed to have submitted a profile in Ontario’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Each stream had its own score requirement:
- Masters Graduates needed a score of at least 35;
- PhD Graduates needed a score of at least 16.
Now, you might be wondering, what this stream is and how it works!
What is Ontario’s Master’s Graduate stream?
The Master’s Graduate Stream is an immigration stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
It gives international graduates with an Ontario master’s degree the opportunity to apply for a nomination from the OINP to permanently live and work in Ontario. To determine whether you are eligible to apply to this stream, please carefully review the Master’s Grad
In order to be considered for the Master’s Graduate Stream, you need to sign up with Ontario’s e-Filing Portal then register an expression of interest for your graduate stream.
Ontario then invites eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, which greatly supports any application for Canadian permanent residence.
You do not need a job offer to apply; however, you need to apply for the nomination within two years of graduating.
How to score points for Ontario immigration?
Ontario ranks EOI profiles based on a number of human capital factors that the province has decided will be important in selecting immigrants with the potential to thrive. You get points for the skill level of your job offer as well as your Canadian work experience.
The OINP scoring system is different depending on which stream you apply for. Other than skill level and work experience, it also takes into account your wage, education, official language ability, and the region in which you study or work. The province also allocates 10 points at its discretion to respond to labour market needs.
Are you an international student aiming to settle in Canada?
You might get nominated for Canadian immigration and to live in Ontario too!
Talk to OSI Canada PR-Immigration Experts today and get your profile evaluated in the most accurate way!