There are two ways to immigrate to Canada as a professional worker, if you graduated from a Canadian university: Express Entry or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Your unique circumstances determine the software you choose. If you don’t qualify for Express Entry, you can apply for PR through the Ontario PNP if you have traits that support regional labour needs.
Applicants may submit an Expression of Interest (profile) for the PNP of Canada’s most populous province for immigrants at any time beginning in April. This is because the EOI scheme for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now open for the Foreign Worker and International Student streams in the Employer Job Offer Category. Your EOI profile will then be graded based on your job offer, work experience, wage, education, language, degree earned area, and other variables.
An Ontario spokesperson told CIC News that the new EOI system was introduced to “manage intake and the high demand for the service, avoiding confusion associated with stream openings and the existing ‘first-come-first-served’ model.”
On May 18, Ontario invited 138 international students with EOI profiles of at least 77 and work offers in the province to apply for provincial nomination and be considered for the Ontario Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream. This does not guarantee that they will receive a provincial nomination; they must also meet the eligibility criteria.
If you want to be part of this group of people who have been nominated for Canadian PR, you must first register your Expression of Interest. Here’s how it’s done:
Ontario PNP Eligibility
You must have completed a full-time degree or diploma programme at a Designated Learning Institution in Canada (full-time study is described as 15 hours of instruction per week during the academic year).
You must also have a full-time job offer in one of the National Occupation Classification’s Skill Type 0 (restaurant managers, mine managers, and shore captains), Skill Level A (doctors, dentists, and architects), or Skill Level B (engineers, architects, and others) (chefs, plumbers, electricians).
You must also demonstrate your intent to live in Ontario and retain your legal status (visitor record, study permit or work permit). You must also register an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile on the Ontario website and have a minimum score of 77 to qualify for the PNP.
You get it based on your job offer’s skill levels and work experience, as well as your wage, education, official language ability, and the area where you studied or worked, among other factors.
You must apply within two years of receiving your diploma or complete more than half of your studies while lawfully residing and studying in the country.
The procedure for submitting an application
You must upload your application online through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing Portal, and you have 14 calendar days to do so. Your applications must also be sent in English or French, and if you use a translator, they must notarize the application files.
You will receive a Nomination Approval Letter, a Work Permit Support Letter, and a Confirmation of Nomination if the OINP nominates you. You are permitted to obtain a six-month work permit when your application for permanent residency is being processed.