Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream

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Would you like to live and work in Ontario? Foreign citizens who have the right academic qualification, work experience and can speak good English and French can apply to immigrate to Ontario Via the Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream. However, you must meet the requirements of the Canada Express Entry System (CEES) and the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP).

If you meet the CEES eligibility requirements, you might receive a Notification Of Interest from OINP, inviting you to apply to work and reside in Ontario.

How do you get an NOI?

To get your Notification of Interest (NOI), you must begin by creating a profile in the IRCC online database. You’ll undergo a screening process to authenticate your academic qualifications, work experience, skills, your English or French proficiency.

You can choose to undergo the screening against either the CEC (Canadian Express Class) or the FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program). If you are successful, the IRCC system will generate two numbers: the Express Entry Profile Number and the Job Seeker Validation code.

The OINP searches the IRCC’s Express Entry System frequently to find applicants who meet the minimum threshold for OEE (Ontario’s Express Entry) immigration streams. If OINP identifies you as a promising nominee, they’ll send you an NOI.

You’ll proceed to apply for the OINP—under the Human Capital Priorities Stream—within 45 days after the receipt of the NOI. You must accompany your application with your IRCC’s Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code.

If your application is successful, you’ll receive a notification from OINP. You can then contact the IRCC and initiate the process of getting the Canada permanent Residence Visa.

Eligibility requirements for Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream

To be considered for the Ontario’s Immigration Nominee Program, you need to:

  • Have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 400 points on your profile.
  • Meet the minimum work-experience threshold under either the CEC or FSWP:
  • Candidates who choose to undergo the assessment under the Canadian Experience Class must have one year of work experience. The experience must be cumulative (full time or part-time) and fall under an occupation categorized in a skill type 0, A, B, or NOC level. Furthermore, the applicant must have gained the experience no more than three years before their OINP’s application.
  •  The candidate’s choice of assessment could be as well under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). In such a case, they should have a minimum of a 1 year cumulative and full-time work experience or an equivalent part-time employment experience, under the skill type category of type 0, A, B, or NOC level. The candidate must have gained the experience within five years from their application date.  
  • Have the right academic qualification—Possess a Canadian Ph.D., Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent from another country. If you studied outside Canada, you have to produce an Educational Credential Assessment report to authenticating and validating degrees.
  • Have the right Language proficiency level—the applicant’s French or English proficiency level should be at CLB’s level or beyond.
  • Have sufficient settlement funds for settling Ontario.
  • Show their Intention to settle in Ontario. They can demonstrate this using:
  • Existence of personal relationships or family ties in Ontario
  • A job offer from an employer in Ontario
  • Study or volunteering experience in Ontario
  • Current or previous work experience in the province
  • Ownership or lease of property in Ontario
  • Have affiliations or professional networks in the province

Rameh law can help you apply to work and live in Ontario. Get in touch with us for further consultations.

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