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Ontario Conducts 3 New OINP Draws, Extending 4,552 PR Invitations

On February 8, 2024, three new Ontario-OINP draws were conducted, issuing a total of 4,552 invitations for permanent residency (PR) under general and targeted rounds of invitations.

New OINP International Student Stream Draw 2024

In an OINP Express Entry draw under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP), Ontario sent out 2,118 invitations for provincial nominations.

This draws targeted Express Entry profiles created with a primary occupation in one of the below-listed 41 healthcare occupations and 15 tech occupations with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 471 and 480:

Healthcare Occupations:

  • Managers in healthcare

  • Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine

  • Veterinarians

  • Dentists

  • Optometrists

  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

  • Pharmacists

  • Dietitians and nutritionists

  • Psychologists

  • Chiropractors

  • Physiotherapists

  • Occupational therapists

  • Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

  • Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

  • Nursing coordinators and supervisors

  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

  • Nurse practitioners

  • Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals

  • Opticians

  • Licensed practical nurses

  • Paramedical occupations

  • Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

  • Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

  • Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

  • Denturists

  • Dental hygienists and dental therapists

  • Dental technologists and technicians

  • Medical laboratory technologists

  • Medical radiation technologists

  • Medical sonographers

  • Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists

  • Pharmacy technicians

  • Other medical technologists and technicians

  • Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists

  • Massage therapists

  • Other practitioners of natural healing

  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants

  • Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants

  • Other assisting occupations in support of health services

Tech Occupations:

  • Computer and information systems Managers

  • Data Scientists

  • Cybersecurity specialists

  • Business systems specialists

  • Information systems specialists

  • Database analysts and data administrators

  • Computer systems developers and programmers

  • Software engineers and designers

  • Software developers and programmers

  • Web designers

  • Web developers and programmers

  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

  • Computer network technicians

  • User support technicians

  • Information systems testing Technicians

Express Entry profiles created between February 8, 2023, and February 8, 2024 meeting the above criteria received an invitation.

Previously, on February 6, the Ontario Express Entry draw under the HCP stream targeted health occupations and sent out 2,086 invitations. Click here for details on February 6 draw.

Furthermore, on February 8, the OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) Expression of Interest (EOI) general draw under the International Student Stream sent out 1,182 invitations to apply for permanent residency (PR) in a general draw.

OINP EOI profiles with a score of 78 and above meeting the eligibility criteria for the International Student Stream received an invitation.

Additionally, a Healthcare and Tech targeted OINP EOI draw under the International Student Stream issued 1,252 invitations to apply for PR to the profiles with a score of 73 and above.

Click here for the new Ontario-OINP International Student Stream Changes introduced in 2024.

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