There is nothing that the province of Ontario cannot offer to a candidate. Popularly known as the ‘Economic heart of Canada’, Ontario is home to different industries. There are numerous opportunities available for technocrats in the region and Ontario also has a strong manufacturing base. Recent years have seen a lot of new investment in the region owing to the establishment of new plants and technologies. Further, Ontario is also rich in natural resources as vast forests provide a large lump for the paper industry. Hence, the thriving economy, job opportunities, high standard of living make Ontario one of the most preferred location for immigration.
Based on the labor market requirement and occupation demand in the region, the province of Ontario can invite candidates for immigration to the region through the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program and it is a very popular immigration model. Then the Ontario Point calculator is employed.
There are two popular ways of immigration to the region of Ontario –
▶ Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP)
▶ Express Entry Program – in which Ontario is referred to as the preferred location.
In the above-mentioned methods, the candidate can either apply directly to the Express Entry program and choose the preference as Ontario in the profile that is created or there can be a separate filing for the Ontario region through the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program(OINP)
The candidate should meet the eligibility requirements in one of the above-mentioned streams to be shortlisted for Canada immigration. The most popular stream of immigration to Ontario province of Canada is Human Capital Priorities stream. Ontario is among those provinces that allow a lot of influx through the Express Entry Program portal of migration to Canada. Also, for selection, it is important to meet the point score required by Ontario Points Calculator 2019. The selected skilled candidates who meet the Ontario PNP Points Calculator 2019 score requirements are eligible for 600 extra points in the Express Entry program. Thus, many people prefer the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) as the first step towards Canada immigration.
👉 Let us look at the point distribution for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) in Ontario Points Calculator 2019
|Single Applicants Components||Points||With Spouse / Common-law partner Components||Points|
|Spouse or common Law partner||N/A||Spouse or common Law partner||40|
|Bonus Points||600||Bonus Points||600|
|Grand Total||1200||Grand Total||1200|
Ontario is the only province that considers the Express Entry System Score for selection of the candidates in its region. For this, the selection score is ‘determined by the director’ as decided in 2018 and the candidates who achieve this score are allowed to immigrate to the region as per the immigration program. Hence, Ontario offers the employers a direct selection and processing time is also very fast as compared to the processing time of other provinces.
There are certain parameters that need to be met by the candidate for being eligible for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) and they are –
👉 The Qualifying streams under the Program
There are multiple streams through which the candidate can qualify for the stream selection in Ontario region-
👉 Ontario Express Entry
The Human Capital priorities stream of Ontario Express Entry selects the candidates who intend to live and work in Ontario and are they are picked from the Express Entry Pool on the basis of meeting the Ontario PNP Point calculator score. These are evaluated as per age, language, education, and work experience, etc.
👉 General Category (employer)
It provides the opportunity to the Ontario employers to recruit skilled foreign workers. In this, the application is required from both the Canadian employer and the selected candidate then only the nomination certificate is issued in this category. Further, there is a minimum of two years’ work experience required in a permanent full-time job to be eligible in this category.
👉 International Students
It is a widely popular stream for candidates who wish to study in University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, University of Waterloo, Brock University, etc. and has three subcategories of applying. There is a minimum English language requirement and minimums saving requirement to qualify in this category.
This category was established in 2015 and comes with loads of requirements of corporation investing of 5 million $CAD or more, creating five permanent full-time jobs in the region, should be a key member in daily operations, etc. In the Entrepreneur case, there should be a minimum of three years of experience in ownership or management of the business of the same accord along with other pertinent requirements.