Canada | PR Visa | PNP | Ontario PNP draw: 880 invitations sent under two streams in two draws

Ontario province held two consecutive provincial nomination draws on March 2, 2021 and March 3, 2021 respectively. The draw held on March 2 targeted Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) candidates. French-Speaking Skilled Worker Program (FSSW) candidates are invited in the subsequent draw i.e. on March 3. A total of 880 candidates received invitations under these two streams.

Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP)

Ontario sent Notification of Interests (NOIs) to 754 candidates under Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) to apply for nomination on March 2, 2021. Invited candidates have active profiles in Express Entry.

Banking, credit and other investment managers, corporate sales managers, registered nurses and business development officers are among the other occupations invited.

Candidates who have Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 463 and 467 have received the invitations in that draw. The draw targeted the candidates who have work experience in one of the 10 occupations mentioned below.

OccupationNOC code
Banking, credit and other investment managers0122
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 0124 
Other business services managers0125 
Corporate sales managers0601
Financial auditors and accountants1111
Financial and investment analysts1112
Human resources professionals1121 
Professional occupations in business management consulting1122
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses3012
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants4163

This is the third draw of the year dedicated to HCP stream. Previous draw was held two weeks ago on February 16, 2021. It was a Targeted Tech draw. A total of 1186 candidates from six tech occupations received invitations in that draw.

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Program (FSSW)

On March 3, 2021 another 126 candidates were invited under French-Speaking Skilled Worker Program (FSSW).  Invited candidates had CRS Scores between 455 and 467.

This is the second FSSW draw of the year. The first FSSW draw was held on January 13, 2021. A total of 146 candidates were invited in that draw.

To be eligible to receive notification of invitation in this draw, candidates need to show French language skills at Comprehensive Language Benchmark (CLB) at level 7 or more as well as English language skills at CLB Level 6 or more.

The province has invited 2, 223 candidates so far this year through HCP stream and 272 candidates from FSSW stream to apply for a provincial nomination. In total, 2833 candidates have received invitations so far this year in all the three streams.

HCP Stream2,223
French- Speaking Skilled Worker Stream 272
Skilled Trades Stream338

Summary of the recent OINP draw


Draw date: March 2, 2021

Program: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Stream: Targeted Draw-Priority Occupations -Human Capital Priorities (HCP)

Number of candidates invited: 754

Occupations targeted in this draw: 10

CRS requirements: 463-467   

EE profile submission date: March 2, 2020 – March 2, 2021


Draw date: March 3, 2021

Stream: French-Speaking Skilled Workers Program (FSSW)

Number of candidates invited: 126

CRS requirements: 455-467   

EE profile submission date: March 3, 2020 – March 3, 2021

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