On August 18, 2021, an Ontario PNP draw was held which focused on inviting international students who graduated from universities in Ontario. The 2 new streams of immigration that were opened 2 weeks ago were involved in this round of invitations.
The streams involved were the Master’s Graduate stream and the Ph.D. Graduate stream. These streams basically are pathways to international students who meet the eligibility criteria to get a Canada PR status and settle in Ontario.
In the August 18 round of invitations, OINP invited 479 candidates of the categories mentioned above. 402 invitations went to the students from the Master’s Graduate stream. They required an EOI score of at least 39. 77 invitations went to students from the Ph.D. Graduate stream who required a minimum of 17 as EOI score to get invited.
New streams, new hope for international students
Ontario made a great move in favor of international students graduating from universities in Ontario. The 2 new immigration streams give these graduates the golden chance of getting a Canada PR status.
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How does Ontario rank immigration candidates?
OINP ranks immigration candidates on the basis of human capital factors which includes:
- Skill level
- Work experience
- Skills in an official language
- The region where studies were completed
Ontario could also give an additional 10 points as it sees fit when the labor market requirements demand.
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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident
EOI – Expression of Interest
PNP – Provincial Nominee Program
OINP – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program