The province of Ontario in Canada, yes, one of the most famous one, carried out a draw in its Entrepreneur stream and a total of 13 Invitations to Apply were issued.
In this draw the minimum score for sending the invitation was 132.
The Entrepreneur Stream from Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program makes use of an ‘Expression of Interest’ model. An individual must show an interest in this program provided that the person is eligible for the program.
The EOI model works through a self-declared points-based system and those who are participating are sent invitation to apply depending on their score.
Based on a performance agreement a temporary work permit support letter is given to successful applicants to establish their business in Ontario.
As and when the job creation and investment agreements mentioned in the performance agreement are fulfilled, the applicant is then nominated for Canadian permanent residence by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
Along with this news, another update was issued by Ontario that EOIs that have become older than one year have been removed from the selection pool of EOI.
As per the notice, “registrants with EOIs that have been removed are welcome to resubmit an EOI to the selection pool”.