Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (PNP)


#1

From what I heard a couple days ago Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (Aka Ontario PNP) issued invites to candidates some with scores as low as 351. It seems this might be turning into a good path to Canada for those who are having trouble making the express entry cutoff due to things like age.

For those not familiar with Canadian geography Toronto is in the province of Ontario so it’s a great province to get a PNP from.


PNP Eligibility for BC and Ontario
#2

I was invited by Ontario in Feb and submitted earlier this month.
The wait is on.
Will post in here when I get it.


#3

Just curious, how does one get invited?


#4

To get invited for OINP, one needs to have a comprehensive score of 400 and above.


#5

So does anyone above 400 get the invite? Or do they apply and then get invited?


#6

Once your express entry profile is created and you have a score of 400, OINP will send you an invite to apply for the program if your profile matches their requirements. This invitation will be valid for 6 months. But the window for application may close when they reach a certain limit. But chances of the window opening up again is common. You will need to apply by paying a fees of 1500 CAD.


#7

Except for last week when they invited people with scores around 351


#8

So just checked online, in all cases they require one to have a job offer at the time of the application. The reason why I was asking the follow up is cause my EE also had above 400 but didn’t get any invite for the provincial nomination so was wondering what other factors were qualifiers.


#9

They explained in detail here how they went about picking people for issuing the NOI. They try and keep these processes pretty transparent. Apparently they did some targeted searches based on language requirements, job offers.

March 28, 2018

Express Entry – Targeted Notifications of Interest under Human Capital Priorities Stream

Please be advised that the OINP has issued Notifications of Interest (NOI) under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream to targeted candidates in the Express Entry pool who:

  1. meet the HCP stream criteria and have a job offer in Ontario; or
  2. meet the HCP stream criteria have French language skills at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above in all language abilities.

This targeted search was done to help Ontario meet its labour market and economic development priorities, as well as to be more responsive to employer needs. In addition, French-speaking candidates were targeted to assist the province in meeting the Ontario Immigration Strategy’s goal of five per cent Francophone immigration.

The results of yesterday’s round are as follows:

Search # 1

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the HCP stream criteria and have a job offer in Ontario:

Number of invitations issued: 480
Date and time of portal search: March 26, 2018 at 2PM EST
CRS score range: 351-446
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018

Search #2:

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the HCP stream criteria and who have French language skills at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or above in all language abilities.

Number of invitations issued: 299
Date and time of portal search: March 26, 2018 at 4PM EST
CRS score range: 351-446
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018

The OINP is managing the volume of applications to the HCP stream at this time. The OINP will be issuing NOIs on a regular basis.


#10

Generally, you don’t need a job offer IF you have CRS above 400 and have checked Ontario as a preferred province in EE.
I was invited without job offer.


ON and BC PNP - Is Job Offer Mandatory?
#11

I think your case was particular or had skill sets that the province needs based on NOC code.


#12

Actually they have sent the NOIs for the CRS till 433. It did not come down yet. So those having scores above 433 got the NOIs.


#13

U can see all these updates in the link given by Vikram above


#14

not sure what are you trying to say… last draw they gave NOIs even till 351 to 446


#15

That was for people with job offers and French speaking guys (351 to 446). I was talking about those without any job offer (the CRS came down till 433).


#16

I just read through it. Looks like I didn’t qualify since score was higher.


#17

perhaps you got direct ITA… if yes then why will you get ONIP… or do you mean people get multiple direct and province?


#18

I was under the impression that you could have a good score but a province could still be interested and issue Provincial nomination. Anyhow, doesn’t matter, just wanted to learn a bit more. The link cleared up everything.


#19

Hi Vignesh,

Same is with me, we are above 400 and didnt receive any such mail from OINP. :frowning:
Waiting for almost an year now.

Vikas


#20

Just curious about your score now. What’s it if u don’t mind?