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Ontario Conducts new PNP Draw Issuing NOIs under Skills Trade Stream

Ontario held a new Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw to invite 746 candidates under the Skills Trade stream on March 23.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw on March 23 issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to 746 candidates. These candidates may become eligible for Express Entry selection under the Skills Trade stream. The CRS scores for the candidates receiving NOIs ranged between 250 and 489 points.

In 2023, Ontario issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates with active Express Entry profiles, as shown below:

  • Skills Trades Stream – 2,974 NOIs
  • Human Capital Priorities – 3,539 NOIs
  • French Speaking Skilled Workers – 615 NOIs

 The latest OINP Skills Trades stream draw is the fourth such draw in 2023.

Ontario has the highest PNP quota in 2023

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) assigns multi-year allocations to different provinces to boost provincial immigration. Ontario has the highest number of allocations for PNP immigration in 2023 among all Canadian provinces. The province aims to issue NOIs to 16,500 candidates in 2023, registering 70 percent growth in the OINP quota over the last year.

Ontario’s allocation for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program for 2024 and 2025 is 17,000 and 18,361, respectively. Ontario is experiencing rapid growth in demand for different streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). It explains a notable rise in the allocations for OINP.

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