How to Get Selected in Express Entry System through Ontario Nomination?

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Canada’s Express Entry system is one of the best immigration programs in the world. Though thousands of skilled workers apply for Canadian Permanent residency through express entry, however, very few get selected based on the criteria specified by the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in its period draws.

Who get selected in Express Entry?

Express Entry is a point based immigration programs. Hence, the candidates who are able to achieve high point ranking, often crack the entry permission to Canada via ITA (Invitation to Apply) received from IRCC. The IRCC decide and announce qualifying marks for every draw, the candidates who are able to score the qualifying marks, get selected for Permanent residency invite.

The qualifying marks or CRS score requirement from IRCC was 459 as per the latest draw of express entry that took place from January 11, 2017 to January 12, 2017. The qualifying marks never went below 450 points, since the launch of express entry immigration system in January, 2015. So what happens to the candidates below 450 point score? Well, all such candidates have the option to apply in provincial nominee programs of Canada.

There are two key aspects of applying in Provincial Nominee Program:

  • Apply in PNP, get provincial nomination and then apply for PR to IRCC based on the same
  • Second one is, apply in express entry system, and make place in EE Pool. Now, get notification from any province to apply in its PNP.

However, not every province has access to EE pool to select candidates. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is one of the key provinces that have popular Express entry stream for international skilled workers.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has Human Capital Priorities (Express Entry) stream which is quite popular among the skilled workers. The OINP has the way in to Express Entry pool of candidates.  The OINP issue the notifications to apply in OINP to those candidates, whom it finds appropriate for their labour market and industries.

If you have received notification to apply in HCP stream of OINP and get selected as well, you will receive nomination from the Ontario Province. This nomination provides you 600 additional CRS points in express entry. Looking at the ongoing qualifying marks (459 as per last draw), your selection by IRCC is confirmed for PR visa, once you have got the OINP nomination. However, the Express Entry –HCP stream of OINP is paused temporarily, which may open soon for new applications.

Want to apply in OINP- HCP stream to obtain permanent residency in Canada?

If you want permanent residency in Canada through OINP Express Entry- HCP stream, you can coordinate with dedicated and certified Canada immigration expert at Visas Avenue. The Visas Avenue is the registered Canada Immigration Consultancy Company in India with its dedicated offices in Bangalore, Delhi, and Hyderabad.

If you wish to speak to the expert at Visas Avenue, you may call at contact nos. 011-48447777, 011-46194650 (Delhi), 080-46668222 (Bangalore), or 040-42467777 (Hyderabad). To ask any query or confirm your eligibility, drop an email to Visas Avenue email id-


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