18 occupations were targeted in the latest draw including nurses, managers and human resource professionals. 

Ontario held a new Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) stream draw after a two-month long hiatus on October 6th. Express Entry candidates with CRS scores between 463 and 467 points were targeted in this draw by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

If the 486 invited candidates from this stream meet all the eligibility criteria of the program, they could be eligible for a provincial nomination.

This Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) aligned with the Express Entry system is a big support in the Permanent Residency application process, because foreign workers get an automatic 600 points toward their overall score if they get nominated.

In this draw, 18 of the following occupations have been listed in the order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code to apply for nomination:

  • NOC 0114 – Other administrative services managers
  • NOC 0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • NOC 0125 – Other business services managers
  • NOC 0211 – Engineering managers
  • NOC 0311 – Managers in health care
  • NOC 0601 – Corporate sales managers
  • NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 0711 – Construction managers
  • NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation
  • NOC 0911 – Manufacturing managers
  • NOC 1121 – Human resources professionals
  • NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • NOC 2161 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3231 – Opticians
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses

The candidates who have received an invitation are required to have at least one year of work experience in any of the occupations in order to receive a provincial nomination.

If a candidate fulfills the criteria, they are bumped up the line to receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) to apply for Permanent Resident status.

The HCP stream was the most popular Express Entry-linked program for Ontario in 2020. Through this program, a total of 6716 candidates have applied for provincial nominations.

In 2021, so far, 4851 candidates have applied for a provincial nomination through this stream.

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