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Ontario hosts the first round of PNP invitations for Masters and Ph.D. graduates

Almost two weeks after restructuring the intake system for the two provincial immigration programs, Ontario has held its first round of invitations for the Master’s Graduate and Ph.D. Graduate streams. On August 18, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held two draws in which 479 international student graduates were encouraged to apply for a provincial nomination. The Master’s Graduate stream in Ontario received 402 applications. To be considered for an invitation, candidates needed to have an EOI (Expression of Interest) minimum score of 39. Ontario invited 77 candidates who had an EOI score of 17 or higher for the Ph.D. Graduate stream.

Ontario’s EOI system operates the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).  To be regarded for either the Master’s Graduate or Ph.D. Graduate streams, the candidate is required to first register with Ontario’s e-Filing Portal and then submit a graduate stream expression of interest. Candidates are invited to apply for provincial nomination if they meet the eligibility criteria. The candidate needs to apply for the nomination within two years of receiving your diploma. Having a job offer is not mandated in order to apply for the nomination.

Ontario ranks EOI profiles according to a set of human capital attributes that the province has determined are important in identifying immigrants with the potential to succeed. The skill level of the job offer along with Canadian work experience fetches extra points.

Ontario ranks EOI profiles according to a set of human capital attributes that the province has determined are important in identifying immigrants with the potential to succeed. Your job offer’s skill level, as well as your Canadian work experience, earn you points. The OINP scoring method is unique depending on the category for which the candidate applies. It considers wage, educational qualifications, official language ability, and the province of study or work, in addition to the skill level and work experience. In addition, the province has the option of allocating 10 points to cater to the needs of the labor market.

Ravi Patel

Ravi Patel

To say it in the most sardonic way possible, I am least skilled as an engineer and instill a myopic view of all the experiences I have anticipated so far. However, I stir the pot, colors from which come surging forth as I choose to describe myself as an artist. Here's hoping to diversify my awareness from that cleft beyond writing.

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