Canada Provincial Nominee Programs Busy First Quarter Of 2018

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs had a Busy First Quarter of 2018

The first quarter of 2018 came out with lot of activity and new development in various provincial nominee programs (PNP) from Canada.

British Columbia and Ontario were highly active during these three months. Depending on the labor market needs, provinces and territories can nominate individuals to become permanent resident of Canada with these programs.

Canada’s PNP target in the year 2017 was 51,000 and now it has been increased to 55,000 for the year 2018. This is done to meet the target of Multi-Year Immigration Levels Plan that has been set by the government of Canada.

Lets take a look at the Ontario PNP program:

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) remained very busy in the first quarter of 2018. It can be easily said it was the busiest PNP in these three months.

OINP has 10 immigration streams of which Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream was most active.

A total of 2,587 Notifications of Interest (NOI) were issued during the seven invitation rounds in these three months period.

A so-called passive model is followed by HCP stream wherein Ontario select candidates from the Express Entry pool who had scored a minimum of 400 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), along with fulfilling other criteria.

OINP has issued Notifications of Interest (NOI) under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream to candidates in the Express Entry pool who:

1) meet the HCP stream criteria and have a job offer in Ontario; or
2) meet the HCP stream criteria have French language skills at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above in all language abilities.

The results of yesterday’s round are as follows:

  1. Candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the HCP stream criteria and have a job offer in Ontario:

Number of invitations issued: 480

CRS score range: 351-446

Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018

  1. Candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the HCP stream criteria and who have French language skills (CLB) level 7 or above.

Number of invitations issued: 299

CRS score range: 351-446

Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018

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