Immigrant Nominee Program for Ontario Reaches Its Peak for 2018

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has reached its peak for the year 2018 as it sent out 6,600 invitations to apply to applicants for nomination by the province for Canada immigration via the different streams. The province of Ontario is very populated, and its Immigrant Nominee Program has become the largest in Canada with the nomination of 6,600 people in 2018. Ontario intends to keep up with the processing of applications that are being accepted this year under its Immigrant Nominee Program for next year’s allocations. It has however held the processing of applications for the Masters Graduate Scheme. The immigration Nominee Program is one of the programs in Canada that gives Provinces and Territories (PT) the right to nominate applicants for Immigration to Canada every year. The nomination for this year was 600 slots more than that of last year. Based on the multi-year immigration plans of Canada, the total target for the country’s nomination in 2019 is 61,000. This means 6,000 admissions more than that of 2018, which is 55,000. The Express Entry Immigration Streams of Ontario have issued the highest nominations this year, with a total of 6,411 nominations. This system controls the stream of applicants in the three Federal Economic Immigration classes; the Federal Skilled Trade Class (FSTC), the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The various Express Entry linked streams, including the Human Capital Priorities Stream, the Skilled Trades, and the French Speaking Skilled Worker Streams are open to the Immigrant Nominee Program of Ontario to browse for eligible applicants who are compatible with the Provinces’ labor market under their Express Entry pools. Nominated candidates in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee program instantly earn 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System score which will boost their chances of being nominated for Permanent Residence in Canada.

Human Capital Priorities Stream tops the chart

The Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCPS) issued the highest number of nominations in the Express Entry stream for 2018. It issued its highest nominations in January and February, sending out five rounds of invitation out of eight rounds for the whole year in just two months. This amounted to precisely 3,534 invitations from HCPS, making up about 50% of the entire invitation to apply for Canadian PR issued by Ontario’s immigrant program for the year. Three out of Eight rounds of HCPS invitation were targeted draws. Of these three draws, two of them were focused on candidates in the Express Entry Stream that have an offer of Employment in Ontario, and the other one was concentrated on candidates who are proficient in English on an equivalent level of CLB6 or who are proficient in French on an equivalent level of CLB7. In the three draws, the least CRS score which was formally 400 was dropped to 350 for the 9th August job offer draw target and is still the highest in 2018 having 947 invitations issued. The table below shows the eight invitation rounds for HCPS in 2018
Date of portal search Number of invitations sent Range of CRS Score Date of submission of Express Entry profile
August 9 947 350-439 January 1 -August 9, 2018
March 26 299 351-446 January 1 - March 26, 2018
March 26 480 351-446 January 1 - March 26, 2018
February 26 511 441-443 January 1 -February 22, 2018
February 12 488 435-441 January 1 - February 8, 2018
January 25 89 433-444 January 1 -  25, 2018
January 26 380 433-444 January 1 - 25, 2018
January 19 340 440-446 January 1 - 19, 2018
  The French Speaking Skilled Trade and Skilled Worker streams issued a joint total of about 2,880 nominations for this year, thus accounting for about 43% of Ontario’s total nomination for 2018 and also standing as second highest nominations for the province. In the Express Entry Stream, a new rule requiring a nomination to become obsolete after 45 days has been introduced. This seats for candidates in this stream as they formerly had just 14 days before their nominations became invalid. There are seven other valid streams through which nominations can be made. These include Employer Job offer:    The In-demand Skill Stream The Foreign Student Stream The Foreign Worker Stream
  • The PhD Graduate Stream
  • The Masters Graduate Stream
  • The Corporate Stream
  • The Entrepreneur Stream
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