Ontario issued 6,850 nominators in 2018 for Canadian Permanent Residence, according to the latest report by Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.
Nearly, half of the total nominations issued by Ontario went to the federal Express Entry candidates, stated the report.
The 6,850 nominations allocated to Ontario in 2018 would turn into 13,571 new immigrants to the province by adding accompanying spouses and dependents.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows the province to nominate a number of economic immigration candidates every year for Canadian PR. The OINP is the largest body of federal Provincial Nominee Program which works closely with the participating provinces and territories to evenly spread the economic benefits of immigration across Canada.
Express Entry Nominations
In 2018, nearly 50 percent of the nominations issued by OINP went to the candidates having their profile in federal Express Entry pool.
OINP has three streams with the federal Express Entry system – Human Capital Priorities, Skilled Trades Streams, and French-Speaking Skilled Worker. Under these three streams, Ontario nominates the potential candidates for the Canada PR.
The Human Capital Priorities Stream issued the majority 2,190 nominations in 2018. Skilled Trades Stream and French-Speaking Worker stream issued 648 and 387 nominations respectively.
In order to get considered for Ontario’s Express Entry streams, the eligible candidates have to first submit an Express Entry profile.
The candidates who have received the nomination from OINP for Canada PR will receive 600 additional CRS (Comprehensive Ranking Score) points.