Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be taking visa applications under its most renowned immigration programs in the upcoming week. The selected programs are as follows:
- Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
- International PhD Graduate Stream
- International Masters Graduate Stream
Earlier in the month of May 2016, there was a temporary hold the above programs as they reached their yearly intake limit.
The Intake target for 2017 is kept at 6,000 applications. This is higher than last year’s intake which was 5,500 applications and also this time it involves visa applications across the entire OINP programs.
Moreover, a latest online visa application process was also planned to be opened along with the opening of these OINP programs. Ontario government mentioned that with this the visa application process will be faster, customer services will improve, and also will aid the Ontario employers in finding eligible skilled workers sooner.
Provincial government also conveyed that these OINP programs will be kept on hold and reopened on a periodic basis. The target behind this strategy is improvement in processing of visa applications.
Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
Ontario Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Stream allows OINP to nominate eligible applicants having required academic qualification, work experience, language capability, and other skills, so that they can enter the federal Express Entry pool. It helps these candidates establish and function into labour market and communities of Ontario.
Among all other requirements, one of the major eligibility requirements is that an applicant must have submitted his or her profile in the Express Entry pool and must score at least 400 or above Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. In case the applicant acquires the OINP nomination certificate under this program, he or she will be given 600 additional CRS points and will be eligible to get an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residency.
International PhD Graduate Stream
International PhD Graduate Stream allows candidates who have acquired a PhD qualification from any of Ontario’s publicly funded universities. Under this stream, job offer is not required.
International Masters Graduate Stream
International Masters Graduate Stream is designed for candidates who have acquired a Master’s degree from any of Ontario’s publicly funded universities. Under this stream, job offer is not required.
Further Information and important details are expected to be coming till February 21. Keep in touch…with Make Visas.