On August 25th, a second Masters Graduate stream was announced by Ontario.
The selected candidates are required to have an Expression of Interest score of a minimum of 37 to be eligible to get the invitation. All those invited have two weeks to apply for a provincial nomination and submit $1,500 as the application fee.
Earlier this month, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) launched its expression of interest for graduates who are pursuing a Master’s degree in Canada’s Ontario. Any foreign student who graduated with a Master’s degree from a renowned Ontario institution can now register themselves for immigration through PNP Ontario anytime.
What is Ontario’s Master’s Graduate stream?
The Master’s Graduate Stream is under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. This stream provides international master graduated with an opportunity to work and live in Canada.
But firstly, to be considered as an applicant for the Master’s Graduate stream, one has to sign up with Ontario’s e-Filing Portal. They must register an expression of interest for the same.
Invitations are sent to eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, which would support any application under the Canadian permanent residence.
One doesn’t need to necessarily have a job offer to apply, although one must apply for this nomination within two years of graduating. Here is the list of universities that are eligible for this stream:
- 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
- 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
How to gain points for Ontario immigration?
The EOI profiles are ranked based on human capital factors that are predecided by the province. These factors are important regarding the selection of potential immigrants. Points are also granted for job skills and work experience in Canada.
The scoring system for OINP is different based on the stream that the candidate is applying for. Apart from work skills and job experience, it also relies on factors like wage, education, official language ability, and the region where the candidate wishes to study or work in. It has dedicated 10 points to respond to the discretion of the labour market needs.