Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario issues new invitations for the Express Entry candidates
In a draw that was organized on November 26th this year, the Human Capital Priorities Stream of Ontario issued 185 invitations which were the first invitations offered by this well-known Express Entry-linked stream since the ones issued on August 9th.
The Human Capital Priorities Stream permits the OINP or Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to look through the federal Express Entry system for eligible candidates meeting their federal and provincial criteria and then encourage the selected ones to send applications for provincial nominations to obtain permanent residence.
The Express Entry candidates applying for and receiving provincial nominations from Ontario also get additional 600 points for their overall Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS score. This improves their chances of getting Invitation to Apply for getting permanent residence from the Canadian federal government.
The CRS score of a candidate helps to determine their ranking in Express Entry system that effectively manages the total numbers of candidates for the 3 categories of federal economic immigration in Canada, namely the Federal Skilled Trades Class the Federal Skilled Worker Class as well as the Canadian Experience Class.
The Express Entry candidates that were selected in the draw held on November 26th have got CRS scores that range between 350 and 448 along with job offers in Ontario. The job offers are not needed for a person to be regarded as eligible for Human Capital Priorities Stream.
The ones who were selected for this draw submitted their profiles in Express Entry system in the period between January 1st, 2018, and November 22nd, 2018.
The OINP also presented with an update that said that targeted search was carried out for helping Ontario successfully meet its economic development and labour market priorities and also to be diligent and responsive to the needs of the employers.
In September this year, OINP announced that they are going to replace the requirement of Express Entry candidates to have a minimum CRS score of 400 so that they can be eligible for Human Capital Priorities Stream. The OINP also said that the minimum score is going to be eventually determined by the director of the program according to the needs of the province.
OINP typically depends strongly on its 3 main Express Entry-linked streams. The Human Capital Priorities Stream this year alone has gathered 3,719 invitations. This is followed by French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream that stands at 1,519 along with the Skilled Trades Stream right at 1,626.
The three streams mentioned above together issued 95% of nomination allocation in Ontario under the Provincial Nominee Program in Canada for 2018.
The applications submitted for provincial nomination in response to the invitations associated with this draw is going to be put into consideration under the 2019 nomination allocation of OINP.
Now the OINP has issued numerous targeted invitations for its previous four draws carried out through Human Capital Priorities Stream.
Three of such draws have now targeted the Express Entry candidates with job offers in Ontario and the 4th draw focused on Express Entry candidates having strong proficiency in French.
The minimum required CRS score for two of these above mentioned draws was dropped to 351 and the other two that focused on job offers held the minimum score at 350.
The new invitations issued Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Workers
New invitations were issued by Ontario through the Express Entry-linked system for Skilled Trades as well as French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams.
The invitation round for Skilled Trades was held on November 26th. It saw a total number of issues of 181 invitations. On November 22, the draw for French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream issued 43 invitations.
From the very beginning, the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream has remained highly active this year and had draws occurring almost every week. The stream is meant for the French-speaking Express Entry candidates that have excellent English language abilities (i.e. a minimum of about CLB 6) as well as for those who are eager to permanently reside and work in Ontario.
The candidates should have eligibility for the Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Worker Class and also meet certain specified provincial criteria.
Skilled Trades Stream enables the OINP to thoroughly search federal Express Entry pool and find the candidates residing currently in Ontario and having full-time work experience for at least a year or having an equivalent job experience part-time work. They should have experience in some skilled trade that is listed in the Major Group 72, 73, or 82 or Minor Group 633 of National Occupational Classification (NOC) of Canada.
The candidates of Skilled Trades are also required to meet eligibility requirements for federal Canadian Experience Class.
The other criteria for Skilled Trades include minimum proficiency in English or French of CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) 5.
The Skilled Trades or French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream does not have any minimum requirement of CRS score.