Ontario has introduced the points grid for the new Expression of Interest system

Ontario has introduced the points grid for the new Expression of Interest system

Ontario has introduced the points grid for the new Expression of Interest system

 

On April 28, 2021, Ontario has finally introduced the points grid the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will use to assign points for candidates in the new Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Candidates will get points for 14 factors. Factors 1-3 are related to Job Offer. OINP may assign points for NOC skill level (10 points for NOC A, and 8 points for NOC B), NOC type (10 points for NOC Type 0,1,2,3,9, and 5 points for NOC Type 4,5,6,7,8) and wage (10 points for over $40/hr, 5 points for #20-39.99/hr). Factors 1 and 3 are not applied to Masters Graduate or Ph.D. Graduate streams. Factors 4-6 are related to Canadian work experience. OINP will assign points for the length of work (4 points for over 1 year of work experience), NOC skill level (3 points for NOC A), and the earning history (3 points for over $40,000 in a year). Factors 7-8 are related to education. Candidates will get 10 points for Ph.D., 8 points for Masters, 6 points for Bachelors, and 5 points for College diploma or certificate. For some fields of study, OINP will give 5-10 points. Factor 9 is Canadian education.  Candidates will get 10 points for more than one Canadian credential, and 5 points for one Canadian credential. Factors 10-11 are related to language abilities. OINP gives 10 points for CLB 9 or higher, 6 points for CLB 8, and 4 points for CLB 7. If the candidate knows both English and French, he/she can get 10 points and 5 points for one of them. Education and Language factors (7-11) are not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams. Factors 12-13 are related to regional locations. If the location of the job offer is outside GTA, the candidate can get 10 points, and inside GTA – 6 points. If the location of the study was outside GTA, the candidate can get 10 points, and inside GTA – 6 points. Regional location factors (12-13) are not applied to Masters or Ph.D. streams. Finally, factor 14 is strategic priorities. OINP can give extra 10 points to address immediate labour market needs in the province or a region of the province. The maximum points for all 5 streams are the following:

  • EJO FW – 80 points
  • EJO IS – 120 points
  • EJO In-Demand Skills – 80 points
  • Masters – 78 points
  • Ph.D. – 80 points
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