The Government of Canada provides allocations to each province to nominate immigration candidates for permanent residence every year.
The province of Ontario has released the details of provincial allocations for this year. The federal government has allowed Ontario to nominate 8,350 candidates to apply for Canada PR. Also, the province can nominate another 250 temporary foreign workers who are working in occupations with NOC skill level C.
In 2020, Ontario successfully nominated around 8,054 principal applicants. Despite the border restrictions and other disruptions due to COVID-19, the province managed to distribute a good number of provincial nominations. Ontario issued a total of 7,391 nominations in 2019. And in the same year, the immigration minister of Ontario requested the federal government to increase the number of allocations by 2022. Ontario wants to nominate at least 13,300 immigrants in 2022.
This year will make a marked difference as the province has shifted to the Expression of Interest System for immigration programs that are listed under the Employer Job Offer category of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.
How to immigrate to Ontario through OINP?
Ontario is one of the most famous immigration destinations among Canadian immigrants. The province runs its own provincial nominee program that has different immigration streams as per the skills requirement.
Ontario has several immigration pathways for all kinds of immigrants. People who have never entered Canada can apply under the Human Capital Priorities Stream. For some other streams, applicants require a job offer or some domestic education.
The Employer Job Offer Category functions independently within the OINP and requires an EOI profile. And the Express Entry linked streams invite candidates who have their profiles in the federal express entry pool. Once your profile enters the pool, you will get points based on human capital factors. The province sets its own cut-off CRS score in each OINP draw for express entry streams. Candidates with a score more than or equal to the cut-off score get invited by the province for nomination.
PNP candidates have a good chance of securing permanent residence in Canada since they generally have Canadian work experience. And if they are successfully nominated by a province, they get 600 additional points that add an advantage when they apply for PR.