Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates
Express Entry-linked PNP stream has issued 1,297 invitations in 2018
Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream has invited 488 candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry pool to apply for a provincial nomination.
This latest invitation round took place on February 12 and issued Notifications of Interest, or NOIs, to select Express Entry candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of between 435 and 441.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) said those invited had submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1 and February 8, 2018, at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Express Entry candidates who receive an NOI can apply for a provincial nomination by Ontario. If successful, they get an additional 600 points toward their CRS score.
The Human Capital Priorities Stream allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates with a CRS score above 400, among other criteria.
Fourth HCP invitation round of 2018
This is fourth round of invitations issued through the Human Capital Priorities Stream in 2018. All together, a total of 1,297 invitations have been issued over the four rounds, the other three taking place January 23, January 25 and February 8.
The OINP said the candidates invited in this latest round were identified through a search that was conducted on January 25.
In today’s update, the OINP says it will continue to issue NOIs to eligible Express Entry candidates on a “regular basis” through the Human Capital Priorities Stream.
As Canada’s most populous province, nearly 40 percent of Canadians call Ontario home. Ontario is also home to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and its largest city, Toronto. In many ways, Ontario is the center of Canada’s economic, social, and political life.
Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program is called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive an Ontario Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.
The OINP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:
Ontario Express Entry
- Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
- Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
General Category (sometimes referred to as Employer Job Offer Category)
Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream
Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream
International Student Category
- International Students with a Job Offer Stream
- International Students – Masters Graduate Stream
- International Students – Ph.D. Graduate Stream
- Entrepreneur Stream
- Corporate Stream
- Investors Category (discontinued)