Express Entry and the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program - Employer Job Offer Update
In July we have seen three (3) rounds of invitations under the Express Entry system - one for the Canadian Experience Class, one for the Provincial Nominee class, and one for all categories.
On July 8, 2020, IRCC conducted the first open draw (no category specified) in many months. This round included applicants in all categories, including Federal Skilled Workers. 3900 invitations were issued to candidates with CRS scores of 478.
On July 22, 2020 IRCC conducted a draw exclusive to the Provincial Nominee Class and issued 557 invitations to candidates with a CRS points of 687 and higher. The following day, July 23, 2020 IRCC conducted a draw exclusive to the Canadian Experience Class and issued 3343 invitations to candidates with a CRS points of 445 and higher.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program ("OINP") opened and closed its Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream on July 21, 2020. The program was highly anticipated by Ontario employers, and had been closed for many months. Within hours of opening, the program had received its full internal registration limit of 1300 applications. No additional registrations for this stream will be accepted. We are continuing to monitor the opening of other streams at the OINP include the Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker streams.