Ontario Immigration Nominee Program reaches its nomination threshold for year 2018

The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program reached its provincial nomination allocation for the year 2018 with issuing nominations around 6,600 for its various streams.

Ontario is Canada’s most populated province and the OINP’s 2018 allocation of 6,600 nominations makes it Canada’s largest provincial immigrant nominee program.

Ontario yet has not its allocation for the year 2019.

Canada’s new Immigration plan set a threshold for Provincial Nominee Programs at 66,000 for the year 2019 which is an increase of 6,000 over this year’s target of 55,000.

Ontario’s Human Capital and Priorities stream has been the most active stream by far with Invitations around 6,411.

Candidates who receive a provincial nomination receive an extra 600 points towards their CRS score and are more likely to receive an ITA from Canada for PR application.

The table below captures all HCP invitations rounds in 2018:

Date & time of portal search Number of invitations issued CRS Score range Date Express Entry profile was submitted
August 9, 2018,* 947 350-439 January 1, 2018, to August 9, 2018
March 26, 2018,** 299 351-446 January 1, 2018, to March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018,* 480 351-446 January 1, 2018, to March 26, 2018
February 26, 2018 511 441-443 January 1, 2018, to February 22, 2018
February 12, 2018 488 435-441 January 1, 2018, to February 8, 2018, at 4 PM EST
January 25, 2018 89 433-444 January 1, 2018, to January 25, 2018
January 26, 2018 380 433-444 January 1, 2018, to January 25, 2018
January 19, 2018 340 440-446 January 1, 2018, to January 19, 2018

 

The OINP’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trade streams issued a combined total of 2,880 nominations this year.

Total nominations issued under both these streams accounted for approximately 43 percent of total OINP nominations in 2018.

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