Overall, 167 NOIs were sent to candidates with one or more years of Canadian experience. However, most of the NOIs were issued to candidates who had foreign work experience. A total of 532 of the candidates who received the NOIs had work experience from abroad—and had CRS scores between 471 and 500.

Express Entry manages the application of three Canadian immigration programs that finds candidates who may meet the criteria of one of the immigration streams. These programs include; Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

The criteria for the invitation is based on the human capital factors, that is;

  • Work Experience,
  • Age,
  • Education Background, and
  • Proficiency in Spoken Languages (English and French)

The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) regularly searches the IRCC Express Entry pool for immigration candidates who meets Ontario’s stream criteria. Once potential candidates are identified in the pool, they are issued with Notification of Interest in their respective IRCC online accounts. Once the candidates are issued with NOIs, they are supposed to submit an online application to the OINP that they have qualified under the Ontario Express Entry stream for which their invitation was issued. The candidates are also required to submit the application with 45 calendar days of receiving the Notification of Interest.

Technically speaking, a nomination from the PNP draw means that an Invitation to Apply will be sent to the candidate for Canadian permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.

For the year 2020, the OINP’s nominee allocation stands at 7,350. This figure includes 250 nominations set aside for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations—these come under National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill level C.

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