For Provincial Nominee Program Streams Ontario Starts EOI procedure

Ontario has released an Expression of Interest System for two PNPs undergoing the Employer Job proposal categorization.

For two of its provincial immigration programs, Ontario has started a new Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) EOI system is now wide open for the following streams in the Employer Job Offer Category:

  • Foreign Worker; and
  • International Student.

As reported by the OINP webpage, the state expects to start the EOI systems for the In-Demand Skills, Masters Graduate, and Ph.D. Graduate streams in the forthcoming future.

What is the meaning for future Ontario immigrants?

In the future, if you desire to register for immigration through one of Ontario’s base Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), now you can register an EOI profile at any moment. Previously, you could particularly register when the OINP opened its online portal.

Later your registration, your profile will be put into a selection pool and given a score based on your answers. Then Ontario will call applicants to apply for a provincial nomination.

An EOI registration does not give you an assurance that you will acquire an invite to apply. The OINP will inform you or your spokesperson if you have been invited.

For up to 12 months or until you obtain an invitation your EOI registration will be valid. You can also select to withdraw your registration. Your EOI will be removed automatically after 12 months period.

The registration is free of cost, but you will have to submit fees together with your application if you are invited to apply.

Getting an invitation does not mean you obtain the provincial nomination. You will have to fulfill all the eligibility requirements of the stream you are applying for at that time.

How to register an Expression of Interest?

Create a profile in the OINP e-Filing Portal is the first step. For your stream to ensure that you are eligible read the applicant requirements. Next, you can register an expression of interest for one or more streams. At any stated time you can only register just one EOI profile.

At the time you register the details you give should be correct. You can upgrade your profile at any time to keep the information updated.

What are the factors that help to score?

Ontario ranks EOI profiles establish on your response answers. Based on the skill level of your job offer and Canadian work experience points are awarded. To assign points the state utilizes the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.

Depending on which stream you apply for the OINP scoring system is dissimilar. It also takes into get hold your salary, qualification, official language capability, and the region in which you study or work other than skill level and work experience. In addition, at its discretion to greet to labour market needs the state assigns 10 points.

As listed on the Ontario government webpage here are the scoring factors:

Job offer: NOC skill level

(Not applied to Masters Graduate or Ph.D. Graduate streams.)

  • NOC Skill Level A – 10 points
  • NOC Skill Level B – 8 points
  • NOC Skill Level C – 0 points
  • NOC Skill Level D – 0 points

Job offer: NOC type

  • NOC Type 0,1,2,3,9 – 10 points
  • NOC Type 4,5,6,7,8 – 5 points

Job offer: wage

(Not applied to Masters Graduate or Ph.D. Graduate streams.)

  • $40 per hour or higher – 10 points
  • $20 to $39.99 per hour – 5 points
  • Less than $20 per hour – 0 points

Canadian work experience: length


  • 12 Months or more – 4 points
  • Less than 12 months – 0 points

Canadian work experience: NOC Skill Level

  • NOC Skill Level A – 3 points
  • NOC Skill Level B – 0 points
  • NOC Skill Level C – 0 points
  • NOC Skill Level D – 0 points

Canadian work experience: earnings history

  • $40k or more earnings in a year – 3 points
  • Less than $40k earnings in a year – 0 points

Highest level of education

  • Ph.D. – 10 points
  • Masters – 8 points
  • Bachelors or equivalent – 6 points
  • College diploma or trade certificate – 5 points
  • Less than college or trade certificate – 0 points

Field of study

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams)

  • Engineering – 10 points
  • Health care – 10 points
  • Computer Science and Math – 9 points
  • Business and Administration – 7 points
  • Trades – 7 points
  • Social, Legal, and Education – 6 points
  • Arts and Humanities – 5 points

Canadian education experience

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams.)

  • More than one Canadian credential – 10 points
  • One Canadian credential – 5 points

Official language ability

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams.)

  • CLB 9 or higher – 10 points
  • CLB 8 – 6 points
  • CLB 7 – 4 points
  • CLB 6 or lower – 0 points

Knowledge of official languages

(Not applied to Foreign Worker or In-Demand Skills streams.)

  • 2 Official Languages – 10 points
  • 1 Official Language – 5 points

Regional immigration: location of job Offer

(Not applied to Masters or Ph.D. streams.)

  • Outside GTA – 10 points
  • Inside GTA – 6 points

Regional immigration: location of study

(Not applied to Masters or Ph.D. streams.)

  • Outside GTA – 10 points
  • Inside GTA – 6 points

Strategic priorities

(To label immediate labour market needs in the state or a region of the country.)

As stated by OINP on the expression of interest system invitation to apply webpage – 10 points (if in use).

Why is Ontario launching an EOI system?

Ontario required a new immigrant selection system for its PNPs that work outside the Express Entry system. Previously, Ontario utilized the first-come-first-served prototype. So as to apply for base PNP, applicants would stand by for a registration to open, and then hurry to register. They were participating with each and every non-Express Entry candidate who desired to immigrate to Ontario.

For new Canadian immigrants considering Ontario is the most famous destination, which was a load of people. Applicants would only have a little window of a time period to register. They would have various browsers open to attempt and turn in their profile. Technical troubles happened. The system was unjust to those with slow internet connections some people stated.

Ontario begins public consultations on how to develop a new EOI system in the fall of 2020. Most other states had executed this selection process by that time.

At the while, an Ontario official stated to CIC News that the state was considering the EOI system to “control intake and the high demand for the program, keeping away unreliability related with stream launches and the recent ‘first-come-first-served’ prototype.”

Ontario endorsed the EOI selection system in the 2021 spring. At the moment by way of the new selection process now applicants can start applying for Ontario PNPs.