Ontario PNP Draw: Foreign Workers, Masters, and PhD graduates Invited

Ontario PNP draw
  • October 22, 2021

On October 20, Ontario issued new rounds of invitations, inviting 546 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. International student graduates and foreign workers with profiles in Ontario’s EOI system are being invited.

A total of 479 invitations were issued to international student graduates to apply for the Masters Graduate stream, with an additional 63 potentially eligible for the PhD Graduate stream.

Candidates who were invited had to have submitted a profile in Ontario’s EOI system. Each stream had its own score requirement:

  • Masters Graduates needed a score of at least 35; and
  • PhD Graduates needed a score of at least 25.

The OINP also invited four candidates who may be eligible for the Foreign Worker Stream under the Economic Mobility Pathways Project.

 

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream – Requirements

Applicants must have the following qualifications to be considered for this stream:

  • A permanent and full-time job offer under NOC 0, A or B that meets the median wage levels for Ontario, and in a position that is necessary to the business;
    • For those already working in the position, the proposed wage must be equal or greater than the current wage being paid
  • Two years of relevant work experience in the five years preceding the date of application;
  • Relevant mandatory licensing in Ontario, if the position so requires;
  • Live abroad, or be working, studying or visiting Canada on a valid permit;
  • Intention to settle in Ontario.

 

Masters Graduate Stream: Requirements

This stream provides international students who have completed a master’s degree in Ontario with the opportunity to obtain permanent residence without the need for a job offer.

A candidate must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • Graduated from a Master’s degree program from an eligible institution in Ontario, that was at least one-year full-time.
  • Obtained minimum language CLB/NCLC level 7 or above in English or in French.
  • Legally resided in Ontario for at least one year in the previous two years.
  • Have sufficient settlement funds.
  • Intend to live and work in Ontario.
  • Must have legal status in Ontario or abroad.
    • Applications from elsewhere in Canada will not be accepted.
  • The application must be submitted within two years of completing the master’s degree requirements.

 

PhD Graduate Stream: Requirements

This stream offers international students an opportunity to become a permanent resident for who hold a PhD degree from Ontario without requiring a job offer.

To be eligible to apply, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduated from a PhD degree program in an eligible institution in Ontario, and have completed at least two-years full-time.
  • Resided legally in Ontario for at least one year in the last two.
  • Have sufficient settlement funds.
  • Intend to live and work in Ontario.
  • Application must be submitted within two years of completing the requirements to graduate from the PhD degree.
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