NOC 2021 upgrade to Ontario’s EOI scoring system

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  • November 28, 2022

With the launch of Canada’s new National Occupational Classification system, Ontario immigration has updated its Expression of Interest scoring system.

With the update, the province says regionalization will be enhanced, with top points awarded to applicants who have experience working or studying in Northern Ontario. In addition to improving operational efficiency, the province noted that the new scoring factors would reduce the program’s risk of program integrity.

According to the statement of Ontario Immigration Nominee Program, candidates who submitted their profiles before November 16, 2022, have to make new profiles and submit them.

Five streams for EOI

EOI is used for five OINP streams listed below:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills
  • Masters Graduate
  • PhD Graduate

To apply under one of these streams, candidates must submit their profiles to the Expression of Interest system.

Scores are provided to the profiles on the basis of the following factors

  • Education
  • Language proficiency
  • Work experience
  • Age

Candidates are selected to submit applications through any of the above streams. EOI profiles are valid for 12 months or until applicants receive ITAs.

OINP draws are held periodically to invite candidates having high scores or on targeted basis. After receiving ITAs, applicants have to submit a complete application within 14 days.

 

Scoring factors for the Ontario Expression of Interest

EMPLOYMENT / LABOUR MARKET FACTORS

Job Offer: NOC TEER

  • NOC TEER category 0 or 1 – 10 Points
  • NOC TEER category 2 or 3 – 8 Points
  • NOC TEER category 4 – 0 Points
  • NOC TEER category 5 – 0 Points

Job Offer: Broad Occupational Category

  • Occupational Category 0,2,3 – 10 points
  • Occupational Category 7 – 7 points
  • Occupational Category 1,9 – 5 points
  • Occupational Category 4,8 – 4 points
  • Occupational Category 5,6 – 3 points

Job Offer: Wage

  • $40 per hour or higher – 10 points
  • $35 to $39.99 per hour – 8 points
  • $30 to $34.99 per hour – 7 points
  • $25 to $29.99 per hour – 6 points
  • $20 to $24.99 per hour – 5 points
  • Less than $20 per hour – 0 points

Work Permit Status

  • With valid work permit – 10 points
  • Without valid work permit – 0 points

Job Tenure With Job Offer Employer

  • 6 months or more – 3 points
  • Less than 6 months – 0 points

Points according to earnings

Points for this factor are based on the Notice of Assessment that Canada Revenue Agency issued in the last five years.

  • $40k or more earnings in a year – 3 points
  • Less than $40k earnings in a year – 0 points

EDUCATION

Highest Level Of Education

Canadian credential or Educational Credential Assessment required.

  • PhD – 10 points
  • Masters – 8 points
  • Bachelors or equivalent – 6 points
  • College diploma or trade certificate – 5 points
  • Less than college or trade certificate – 0 points

Field Of Study

Canadian credential required.

  • STEM/health (engineering, health, math, computer science) and trades – 12 points
  • All other fields [except arts and humanities] (business and administration, social, legal, education, behavioral science) – 6 points
  • Arts and humanities – 0 points
  • Canadian Education Experience

 

Points regarding Canadian education experience depend on duration of a degree or diploma program. Points for this factor can be found in the table below:

Canadian Education Experience

Applicants must hold a degree or diploma from a Canadian public institution that must be completed on a full-time basis for at least two years, or a degree, diploma, or certificate from a Canadian public institution that requires a degree as a requirement for admission and takes at least one year to complete.

  • More than one Canadian credential – 10 points
  • One Canadian credential – 5 points

LANGUAGE

Official Language Ability

  • CLB 9 or higher – 10 points
  • CLB 8 – 6 points
  • CLB 7 – 4 points
  • CLB 6 or lower – 0 points

Knowledge Of Official Languages

  • 2 Official Languages – 10 points
  • 1 Official Language – 5 points

REGIONALIZATION

Regional Immigration: Location Of Job Offer

  • Northern Ontario – 10 points
  • Other areas outside GTA (except Northern Ontario) – 8 points
  • Inside GTA (except Toronto) – 3 points
  • Toronto – 0 points

Regional Immigration: Location Of Study

  • Northern Ontario – 10 points
  • Other areas outside GTA (except Northern Ontario) – 8 points
  • Inside GTA (except Toronto) – 3 points
  • Toronto – 0 points

 

How The EOI Scoring Is Applied To Each Stream

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