Ontario held its second Masters Graduate stream draw on August 25.
Invited candidates needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 37 in order to receive an invitation, a slight decrease from the first draw. They now have 14 days to apply and pay the $1,500 application fee.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) launched its EOI intake system for Masters Graduate candidates earlier this month. International students who graduated with a master’s degree from an eligible Ontario institution can now register for immigration through this Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) at any time.
About Ontario’s Masters Graduate stream
In order to be considered for the Masters Graduate stream, you need to sign up with Ontario’s e-Filing Portal then register an expression of interest for your graduate stream.
Ontario then invites eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, which greatly supports any application for Canadian permanent residence.
You do not need a job offer to apply, however, you need to apply for the nomination within two years of graduating. Graduates of the following universities are eligible for this stream:
- Algoma University
- Brescia University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
- Brock University
- Carleton University
- Dominican University College
- Huron University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
- King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario
- Lakehead University
- Laurentian University
- McMaster University
- Nipissing University
- Ontario College of Art & Design University
- Queen’s University
- Royal Military College of Canada
- Ryerson University
- Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa)
- St. Jerome’s University (Federated with the University of Waterloo)
- Trent University
- University of Guelph
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- University of Ottawa
- University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
- University of Toronto
- University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
- University of Waterloo
- University of Windsor
- Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)
- Western University
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- York University
How do you get points for Ontario immigration?
Ontario ranks EOI profiles based on a number of human capital factors that the province has decided will be important in selecting immigrants with the potential to thrive. You get points for the skill level of your job offer as well as your Canadian work experience.
The OINP scoring system is different depending on which stream you apply for. Other than skill level and work experience, it also takes into account your wage, education, official language ability, and the region in which you study or work. The province also allocates 10 points at its discretion to respond to labour market needs.
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