Canada | PR Visa | PNP – Ontario PNP draw: 758 Candidates invited

On June 17, Ontario held another Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw aiming at skilled trades stream candidates in the Express Entry system.


This is the second draw of the month for Ontario. On June 3, Ontario issued invitations to the Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 358 to apply for a provincial nomination.


Express Entry applicants receive a CRS score based on human capital factors like age, work experience, education, and English or French language skills.


The candidates who received a Notification of Interest (NOI) or Ontario invitation accept the provincial nomination successfully, they will receive an additional 600 points towards their CRS score. Such extra points in a subsequent Express Entry draw would essentially guarantee an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.


Summary of the recent OINP draw


Draw date: June 17, 2020.

Program: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Stream: Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

Number of candidates invited: 758

Number of candidates invited so far this year under this category: 948

CRS requirements: 400-436

Ontario’s allocation for 2020: 7,600

Ontario’s 2019 allocation: 7,391 (half of them were express entry candidates)


So far this year an OINP has invited a total of 948 Skilled Trades Stream members. In April, a similar draw was held to target different occupations of the trades.


This year Ontario will be allowed to nominate 7,600 main applicants. This includes 250 temporary workers nominations in intermediate skilled occupations or skill level C in the National.



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