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Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (OEEH)

Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

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SUMMARY

The Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream gives foreign workers with the required skilled work experience, language abilities and education the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario.

Applicants can only apply to the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream after receiving a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter from the province. Eligible candidates will be contacted directly by OINP through their Express Entry profile (➨page).

Only those Express Entry candidates who receive an invitation or NOI letter from the OINP can submit an application for a provincial nomination under the Stream.

The OINP will select candidates from the pool of candidates in Express Entry system based on the self-declared information in their Express Entry profile. So in order to apply under this program, you should have created and accepted into the pool of Express Entry.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met if you are applying to Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream:

1- Eligibility for an Active Express Entry Profile

You must have an active Express Entry profile in the Federal Express Entry pool. In order to be accepted to the Express Entry Pool, you must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the following economic immigration programs:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (➨Page)
  • Canadian Experience Class (➨Page)

In your Express Entry Profile, you must have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Ontario.

2- Work Experience

You must decide which of the following two federal programs you would like to be assessed against:
  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

For Federal Skilled Workers Program, you must have at least one (1) year of continuous paid full-time work experience (or the equivalent in paid part- time work) in TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) (➨Appendix 1).

Your work experience must have been obtained within the last five (5) years from the date of submitting your application to the OINP and must be in the same primary occupation as you identified in your Express Entry profile.

For Canadian Experience Class, you must have at least one (1) year of cumulative paid full-time work experience (or the equivalent in paid part- time work) in TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3  of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Your work experience must have been obtained within the last three (3) years from the date of submitting your application to the OINP and must be obtained in Ontario in one or more occupation as you identified in your Express Entry profile.

3- Education

You must have a Canadian bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree or its equivalent in another country.

Exception for Nurses:

Nurses are exempt from demonstrating they meet the general education requirement if they meet both the following conditions:

  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO): They must be registered by the CNO in the General, Extended, or Temporary class.
  • Primary NOC Code: Their primary National Occupation Classification (NOC) code falls under one of the following occupations
    • NOC 31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors
    • NOC 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
    • NOC 31302 – Nurse practitioners
    • NOC 32101 – Licensed practical nurses

Important Note:

If you are a nurse who completed your studies outside of Canada and do not meet the exemption criteria above, you will still need to obtain an Educational Credential Assessment report that proves your education is equivalent to a Canadian credential.

Candidates with a foreign education must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report (➨Appendix 3) for their foreign education.

The ECA Report must not be more than five (5) years old prior to the date the Express Entry profile is submitted.

4- Language Ability

You must have taken an approved test results and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 7 in all for abilities in English or French (➨Appendix 5).

5- Settlement Funds

You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada based on 50% of Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) (➨Appendix 2), unless you are currently able to legally work in Canada or you have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada.

You can meet this requirement through the annual earnings of your job offer from your employer. If the annual salary of your job offer is insufficient to meet the settlement funds requirement based on your family size, you can show that you have enough to make up the difference.

6- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Stream if you are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

Step 1: Create Express Entry Profile

For a chance to be invited to apply under OINP Express Entry Stream, you must create an Express Entry Profile (➨page) for yourself. Within your Express Entry profile make sure you have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Ontario.

Since you are eligible under one of the two economic immigration programs (Federal Skilled Workers Program or Canadian Experience Class), you will be accepted into the pool of candidates.

You’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) (➨page). Your score is based on the information in your profile.

The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) regularly searches the Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of Ontario’s Express Entry immigration streams.

Recent Draws – Ontario Express

Entry Stream

Date of Draw No. of NOI Min. CRS
Mar 21, 2024 2281 468
Mar 7, 2024 2104 352
Feb 8, 2024 2118 471
Feb 6, 2024 2086 379
Dec 14, 2023 2359 473
Nov 30, 2023 1052 404
Sep 26, 2023 1096 350
Aug 11 – 16, 2023 2084 473
Aug 16, 2023 751 473

If OINP identifies you in the pool, you will receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) in your online account where you created your Express Entry Profile.

You must receive a Notification of Interest letter (request to submit an application to apply to the program) through IRCC Express Entry account. If the OINP does not ask you to submit an application, you are not eligible for consideration under this stream.

Check your CRS score and then compare with previous rounds of OINP invitations to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round. You may calculate your score using the online CRS tool at (➨immilib.com/CRS-Tool).

Step 2: Submit Application to OINP

If you receive a Notification of Interest (NOI), you may submit your application by providing the Application Forms and all supporting documentation and paying the application by credit card in the OINP e-filing Portal (➨immilib.com/OEEH-Apply). Within the portal you must choose the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.

You have 45 calendar days after you receive your NOI to submit an application to the OINP.

All supporting documents must be scanned and uploaded in your online application and you need to submit a complete application online in the OINP e-filing Portal. You must submit your application within 45 calendar days of receiving your NOI.

After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This will include your OINP file number.
You can check the status of your application through your account in the OINP e-Filing Portal.
If your application is successful, you will receive a Nomination Approval Letter and an OINP Certificate of Nomination by email.
OINP Application
Submit Online Application:
immilib.com/OEEH-Apply
Official Program Guide:
immilib.com/OEEH-Guide
OINP Application Fee:
$1,500
Processing Time:
immilib.com/ON-PT
Document Checklist:

immilib.com/OEEH-doc

Contact:

416-327-0374

[email protected]

OINP will enter the details of your nomination into the Express Entry system. You will then receive a notification of your nomination through your online account where you created your Express Entry Profile.

You have 30 calendar days to accept or refuse the nomination in the Express Entry system.

If you accept, you will receive an additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) (➨page) for being nominated, which means you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence from Government of Canada in the next round of invitations, which are usually done every two weeks. You then have 60 calendar days to submit your application for permanent residence.

Step 3: Apply for Permanent Residence

You can only apply for permanent residence (➨page) through Express Entry if you’ve received an invitation to apply.

Your Express Entry invitation to apply is valid for sixty (60) days only.

Step 4: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven’t already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada’ (➨page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

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