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  • Quebec will cancel 16,000 immigration applications as controversial Bill 9 is adopted overnight|
    During a marathon session until Sunday morning, the National Assembly of Quebec passed the controversial Bill 9, which will result in the cancellation of approximately 16,000 pending immigration applications for the program. Skilled Workers of Quebec (QSW). The legislation also lays the groundwork for the introduction of a “values test” that will be required for applications for permanent residence in the future.   The Canadian province of Quebec, home to the city of Montreal, has entered into a single immigration agreement with the federal government under which Quebec chooses its own economic immigrants.   Quebec Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette introduced Bill 9 in February 2019. Thanks to this new legislation, Quebec will be able to move quickly to its new system of selection and application of legislation. immigration, Arrima, that Jolin-Barrette claims to reduce treatment time from three years to just six months and will allow Quebec to be more selective among skilled immigrant workers.   Arrima is an electronic application management system used to manage applications of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Similar to the federal Express Entry system, Arrima uses a points system to award points to candidates for various criteria designed to assess their ability to integrate into Quebec’s workforce.   Although Jolin-Barrette praises this new immigration system of “immigration moderator”, it should be noted that this system was not implemented by his government, Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), but in reality by the former Liberal government in August 2018.   Law 9 was strongly criticized for its provision to remove a backlog of QSW applications submitted before the new Arrima system. When Bill 9 was introduced in February, there were about 18,000 applications pending, but about 2,000 were processed in previous months, leaving about 16,000 pending applications to be thrown away. This plan to eliminate as many requests has been sharply criticized by members of opposition parties as well as by a group of Quebec immigration lawyers who have already brought the province to court for Bill 9 .   As legislation has only been passed in recent hours, it is unclear exactly how the law will come into effect and when QSW pending applications will be officially canceled. This story is in development and new details will be released as soon as they become available.   In particular, this law will not affect the popular Quebec program of experience (PEQ) for French-speaking immigrants who have already worked or studied in Quebec.   If you have any questions, please contact our experts on info@immigrationexperts.com   Call us on:   0120-6618011 0120-6618123 +91-9999467676 Read more »
  • Drop in CRS score in the latest Express draw invited 3,350 Express entry candidates|
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held an express draw on June 12th. A total of 3,350 applicants who applied for permanent resident status in Canada through the federal government’s Express Enrollment Program were invited.   The Express Entry Program manages the profile of applicants who have registered in Canada’s three major economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience (CEC). Each profile of the candidates is given a score corresponding to the score of the Comprehensive ranking system (CRS), according to which the rank of the express profiles is determined in the express pool.   The highest ranked profile in express pool is invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency via regular express draws. ITA allows the applicant to submit an application for a Canadian PR visa to IRCC. The goal of the Government of Canada is to process Canadian entry visa applications for Express Entry applicants within six months or less.   In the last draw, the minimum score required by the CRS was set at 465 points, which corresponds to a decrease of 5 points from the previous limit of the CRS score. The time interval between the two consecutive draws plays an important role in determining the CRS result threshold. The former 470 point threshold previously set by the CRS was higher due to the four-week gap between the two express draws for all programs. But only two weeks passed between the previous draw of May 29 and the last draw of June 12. This shorter period gives less time to replenish the express pool with skilled immigrants, reducing the CRS score cut-off.   With this latest draw, IRCC issued a total of 38,450 ITAs this year to the express entry candidates. This number of ITAs is 6,250 more than the number issued at the same time in 2018. This increase is consistent with Canada’s higher admission target for 2019 and 2020 for the three programs managed by the express entry program.   IRCC used its tie-break rule with timestamp – June 6, 2019, at 13:51:59 UTC. This means that candidates who entered the express pool before the hour and time used as a timestamp and who obtained a minimum of 465 points and over received an ITA.   In order to increase the CRS score, obtaining a provincial application can greatly improve the candidate’s CRS score. An express entry candidate who is able to obtain a provincial nomination certificate is awarded 600 CRS points, thus guaranteeing that an ITA will be issued to the candidate to allow him to apply for a Canada PR visa to IRCC.   Reference is taken from CIC news Read more »
  • The new visa application easier from the state of Victoria|
    The State of Victoria today sent an email to its subscribers with the following message, quite explicit:   On the afternoon of Monday, July 15, 2019, the Victoria Skilled Trades and Business Migration Program will launch a new online application system for visa nominations.   The new system will allow you to:   Track the progress of your application / s Access your account from multiple devices – from mobile to office Manage client applications more easily   What do you want to know:   No visa application can be submitted on the Live in Melbourne website between Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (16:00) and Monday, July 15, 2019 at 16:00. You will not be able to log in at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 If you have an existing account. If you have a draft application filed in the system, you must submit it no later than Wednesday, July 10 at 4 pm or relaunch your application in the new system on Monday, July 15, 2019 On Monday, July 15, 2019, you will receive a link to the new login portal, where you will have to re-register your information.   If you have any questions, please contact the Skilled and Business Migration Program team on info@immigrationexperts.com   Call us on:   0120-6618011 0120-6618123 +91-9999467676 Read more »
  • Joint press release with MP Dan Tehan, Member of Parliament for Wannon – New Approach address labor shortages|
    A New Program to Address Labor Shortages in the Coastal Region of Canada Victoria’s Great South Coast was officially launched in Warrnambool.   The South Coast Large Area Designated Migration Agreement (DAMA) provides employers in the region with the opportunity to recruit foreign workers for positions that Australian residents can not afford.   The DAMA is an Australian government initiative with the Great South Coast DAMA, a first for Victoria and the first to be piloted by the local government.   Dan Tehan, MP for Wannon, said, “The DAMA is designed to support local businesses by helping them fulfill key roles.   “In recent years, many employers have told us that they have trouble recruiting people in particular sectors. The community should also be reassured that every effort will be made to fill vacancies locally before using DAMA.   “This is a targeted program, and it is important to understand that the workers appointed through the RFSA do not replace local workers, they fill gaps in the labor market that are holding back some businesses.   ” DAMA will mean that businesses on the Great South Coast can remain productive and competitive. The Minister of Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman, said the federal government is committed to meeting the skill needs of regional Australia.   “The Morrison government is working to support the growth of the regions and to ensure that our migration program meets the needs of the labor market, particularly in regional Australia,” said Coleman.   “Our first priority is always to fill positions with Australians, but the immigration system can play an important role in reducing regional skills shortages.   “We have recently implemented RFSAs in several regions, including Kalgoorlie in Washington State, Orana in NSW and Far North Queensland, to ensure sustained regional economies where Australian workers are not available. The region covered by the RFSA includes the municipalities of Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Warrnambool, Corangamite and Colac Otway.   A total of 27 professions were identified as eligible to be considered under the program and belong to various sectors. The RFSA offers concessions that are not normally available to visa workers and provides a potential route to permanent residency for employees.   “Up to 100 employees can be appointed in the first year of the agreement,” said Peter Schneider, General Manager of Warrnambool City Council.   “There is a range of checks and balances in place to make sure the program delivers the right results. “When an employer applies for a job, we look at their ability to retain other employees, their work history, whether the job description fits the company, and whether the roles were advertised unsuccessfully in Australia. Read more »
  • EA announces New Fees for Migration Skills Assessment from 1st September 2019!|
    Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) assessment fees:   MSA FEES 2019 ‐ 2020 (Valid from 1st September 2019) Excl. GST ($AU) Incl. GST ($AU) Standard Competency Demonstration Report $795.00 $874.50 Competency Demonstration Report +Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) $1,155.00 $1,270.50 Competency Demonstration Report +Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST) $1,020.00  $1,122.00 Competency Demonstration Report +Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST) $1,380.00 $1,518.00 Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment $265.00 $291.50 Australian Engineering Qualification +Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) $625.00 $687.50 Australian Engineering Qualification +Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST) $490.00 $539.00 Australian Engineering Qualification +Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST) $850.00 $935.00 Washington / Sydney / Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment $428.00  $470.80 Washington / Sydney / Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) $788.00  $866.80 Washington / Sydney / Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST) $653.00  $718.30 Washington / Sydney / Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST) $1,013.00 $1,114.30 Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment $410.00 $451.00 Separate Overseas PhD Assessment $275.00 $302.50 Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment +Overseas PhD Assessment $635.00 $698.50 Informal Review $285.00 $313.50 Formal Appeal $540.00 $594.00 Standard Administration Fee $110.00 $121.00 Fast Track Fee $305.00 $335.50   If you have any questions, please contact our experts on info@immigrationexperts.com   Call us on:   0120-6618011 0120-6618123 +91-9999467676 Read more »
  • CANBERRA MATRIX – INVITATION TOWER|
    The next invitation round will be held on or before 5 July 2019.       Date of invitation: 11 June 2019        Number of invitations issued: 652   Score range of the matrix:   All matrices submitted with 145 to 65 points 60-point matrix submitted by March 31, 2019     Date of invitation: May 31, 2019        Number of invitations issued: 442   Score range of the matrix:   All matrices submitted with 110 to 65 points 60-point matrix submitted no later than January 31, 2019     Date of invitation: May 24, 2019         Number of invitations issued: 323   Score range of the matrix:   All matrices submitted with 135 to 70 points 65-point matrix submitted by April 30, 2019     All PREVIOUS ROUNDS OF INVITATIONS:      Date of invitation: May 8, 2019       Number of invitations issued: 225   Score range of the matrix:   All matrices submitted with 135 to 70 points; Matrix submitted in 65 points no later than March 31, 2019       Date of invitation: 15 April 2019       Number of invitations issued: 75   Score range of the matrix:   All matrices submitted with 145 to 75 points     Date of invitation: March 28, 2019       Number of invitations issued: 203   Score range of the matrix:   All matrices submitted with 130 to 65 points; 60-point matrix submitted on or before January 8, 2019      Date of invitation: March 12, 2019       Number of invitations issued: 363   Score range of the matrix: between 110 and 60 points submitted until December 31, 18      Date of invitation: 21 February 2019       Number of invitations issued: 430   Score range of the matrix: between 130 and 60 points submitted until 29 November 18      Date of invitation: 31 January 2019       Number of invitations issued: 186   Score range of the matrix: between 130 and 65 points submitted until December 31, 18        Date of invitation: January 15, 2019       Number of invitations issued: 212   Score range of the matrix: between 110 and 65 points submitted until December 16, 18        Date of invitation: January 3, 2019       Number of invitations issued: 205   Range of scores of the matrix: 115 to 70     Date of invitation: December 20th, 2018       Number of invitations sent: 93   Range of matrix scores: 130 to 85   If you have any questions, please contact our experts on info@immigrationexperts.com   Call us on:   0120-6618011 0120-6618123 +91-9999467676 Read more »
  • South Australia has released additional instructions for the State nomination Application for ICT Applications|
    Additional instructions   Instructions for nominations submitted by states for ICT occupations with an assessment of the skills of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).   ICT Professions – Offshore Applicants   In 2018/19, Immigration SA again requests foreign applicants for ICT occupations on the list of occupations offered by the State to meet a higher point requirement of the Department of Home Affair points test. This will apply to any profession involving a skills assessment of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).   Please refer to the list of state-designated occupations for details on the minimum number of points required for your occupation in the ICT sector. The minimum number of points required will initially be set at 70 points (including the 10 States nomination points for provisional visa subclass 489), and may be reduced to 65 points depending on the number of applications received.   If a profession has reached its planning level, it will be listed as “special conditions” and candidates will be eligible only if they fall under one of the categories of special conditions (to access special conditions and trades of the list of additional skills).   ICT Professions – Working in South Australia / Graduate categories in South Australia   Higher points are not required if you are applying in the following categories:   currently working in your designated or closely related profession in South Australia; or if you are applying to the international graduate of South Australia.   In these cases, a minimum of only 65 points is required (including state nomination points).   ICT Professions – Professional Experience Points   Your assessment of the ACS competencies will indicate the recognition date of your professional experience – see the example below:   The following job, after June 2012, is considered to have a sufficient level of qualification and corresponding to 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) of the ANZSCO code.   Make sure you check this date before claiming professional experience points in your SkillSelect event of interest. If you claim work experience points prior to this date on your competency assessment, your application for a state application will be rejected due to incorrectly claimed points.   If you have any questions, please contact our experts on info@immigrationexperts.com   Call us on:   0120-6618011 0120-6618123 +91-9999467676   Read more »
  • Increase in the Fees for the Overseas Qualifications Assessment Appeal|
    Some programs require payment through the PAYMENT buttons below, and some programs require you to make the payment as part of the online application process (started via the “APPLY NOW” buttons).   AACA only accepts online payments by credit card, VISA or Mastercard.   For programs requiring payment via the PAYMENT button before submitting the application to AACA by email, applicants must send their completed bid with proof of payment within 14 days of payment.   AACA endeavors to provide an acknowledgment of receipt by email and receipt of all requests within three business days.     Application form Fee (AUD) Overseas Qualifications Assessment – Stage 1 Provisional Skills Assessment of overseas qualifications in architecture $1,050 Overseas Qualifications Assessment – Stage 2 Final  Skills Assessment of overseas qualifications in architecture The proficiency level indicated for each of the required performance criteria, as indicated in the AACA Performance Criteria Checklist, has been updated. Be sure to submit the updated checklist (dated November 9, 2018) and prepare your portfolio based on revised proficiency requirements. All applications received on or after December 1, 2018 must meet the revised competency requirements. $1,200 Overseas Qualifications Assessment – Combined Stage 1 & Stage 2 Accelerated Combined Evaluation (Steps 1 and 2) of Architectural Qualifications Abroad for Applicants Residing in Australia The proficiency level indicated for each of the required performance criteria, as indicated in the AACA Performance Criteria Checklist, has been updated. Be sure to submit the updated checklist (dated November 9, 2018) and prepare your portfolio based on revised proficiency requirements. All applications received on or after December 1, 2018 must meet the revised competency requirements. $1,750 Verification of Australian Accredited Architecture Qualification Verification of Australian accredited architecture qualifications for the purpose of migration $250 Overseas Qualifications Assessment Appeal Appeal against the outcome of an assessment of overseas qualifications in architecture $900 Experienced Practitioner Assessment – Overseas Practitioners Accelerated Registration Procedure for Experienced Practitioners with Architectural Degrees Completed Abroad $2,500 Experienced Practitioner Assessment – Overseas Practitioners – Modified fee For applicants who have completed a previous AACA qualifications assessment. $1,100 Experienced Practitioner Assessment – Local Practitioners Accelerated Registration Procedure for Experienced Practitioners with an Accredited Australian Qualification. $1100 US/Australia/New Zealand Mutual Recognition Arrangement Australian architects wishing to obtain a license in one of the US jurisdictions signatory to the agreement. $150 US/Australia/New Zealand Mutual Recognition Arrangement American architects wishing to obtain a license for a state or territory in Australia. $150 Australian APEC Architect Registered Australian Architects wishing to be on the APEC Register of Australian Architects $140 Australian APEC Architect Register Annual Renewal – 1 year $110 Australian APEC Architect Register Annual Renewal – 2 years $200 Application APEC Architects from Canada, Japan and Singapore Overseas APEC Architects wishing to be registered in Australia under the APEC Architect Agreement $800 National Program of Assessment – Stage 1 A design assessment to test the ability of experienced practitioners in the sector to take the architectural practice exam. $1,100 Reissue of Assessment Outcome Certificate – Overseas applicants To request a reissued certificate please submit the proof of payment and completed form to mail@aaca.org.au $50 Reissue of Assessment Outcome Certificate – Local applicants To request a reissued certificate please submit the proof of payment and completed form to mail@aaca.org.au $25   If you have any questions, please contact our experts on info@immigrationexperts.com   Call us on:   0120-6618011 0120-6618123 +91-9999467676 Read more »
  • Fees for some applications from July 1st, 2019!|
    New fees apply to CPA Australia’s migration competency assessment program. The new fees applicable as of July 1, 2019 are indicated below (in AUD):   Note: Starting Monday, July 1st, the current fees listed above will be replaced by the following new charges.   Residing in Australia (AUD) Residing in all other locations (AUD) Skills assessment $540 $490 Update $170 $155 New ANZSCO code $190 $173 Appeal assessment outcome $170 $155 Withdrawal assessment $80 $73   Previous Fees Structure:   Residing in Australia (AUD) Residing in all other locations (AUD) Skills assessment $520 $490 Update $160 $155 New ANZSCO code $160 $173 Appeal assessment outcome $160 $155 Withdrawal assessment $80 $73   If you have any questions, please contact our experts on info@immigrationexperts.com   Call us on:   0120-6618011 0120-6618123 +91-9999467676   Read more »
  • Province of Ontario targeted express entry candidate in the latest May 31 draw for Canada PR visa|
    Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 1,072 express entry candidates with the required work experience in 11 targeted occupations with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 439 and 469 and other major criteria.   These more than 1,000 invitations were issued in the draw held on May 31st, via the OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Stream.  Canada’s capital city – Ottawa and Toronto are the two major cities of Ontario province that are popular destinations for the immigrants looking to settle as permanent residents.   With a special agreement with the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC), province of Ontario is able to provide an immigration pathway to the skilled immigrants for permanent residency status in the province. This immigration pathway is called Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).   OINP’s Human Capital Priorities stream allows the province to search for the skilled immigrants in the federal government’s express entry program – express pool. These immigrants are able to meet the requirements of the labor market and clear the provincial eligibility criteria. This allows the province to issue them an invitation to apply for provincial nomination and apply for Canada PR visa.   If an express entry candidate is given a provincial nomination they are awarded 600 CRS points. This gives the boost to the candidate’s CRS score that is required to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to submit their application for Canada PR visa to the IRCC.   The very first step for a candidate to be considered for OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Stream or any other express entry linked stream is to enter the express pool.   The draw held on May 31st is the second time in this year for the OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Stream, and the 1,072 invitations in this draw bring the total invitations issued in this year comes to 2,565 Notification of Interest (NOI) under Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream.   The latest draw targeted the express entry candidates who have work experience in the following 11 occupations: NOC 0114: Other administrative services managers NOC 0601: Corporate Sales Managers NOC 1122: Professional occupations in business management consulting NOC 0124: Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers NOC 1111: Financial auditors and accountants NOC 3012: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses NOC 0111: Financial managers NOC 1114: Other financial officers NOC 0651: Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c   On occasion, OINP conducts targeted draws through the Human Capital Priorities Stream for candidates with credentials that are not among its usual eligibility requirements.   This draw marks the first time OINP has targeted the above-mentioned occupations. Previously it targeted only the IT occupations. Targeting various occupations provides the OINP with the flexibility to adapt its Human Capital Priorities Stream according to its labor market and economic development priorities. It also becomes more responsive to the needs of the province’s employers.   Reference is taken from CIC news Read more »
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Ontario – One Province that has it all!! Whether you are looking for scenic beauty, industrial hub or political centre of Canada! The answer to all is Ontario Province. This province is home to at least 40% of the Canadians with the capital of Canada – Ottawa and the largest city of Canada – Toronto being part of this province.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada and was known earlier as Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP). With this program at hand

Ontario is Canada’s most popular landing destination for immigrants from around the world.

As Canada’s most populous province, nearly 40 percent of Canadians call Ontario home. Ontario is also home to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and its largest city, Toronto. In many ways, Ontario is the centre of Canada’s economic, social, and political life.

Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program is called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP),formerly known as the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP). With this program the aim is to provide prospective candidates having the needed skills and experience with an Ontario Provincial Nomination Certificate that will give them the opportunity to go for Permanent Residency under Canada Immigration that is processed in much lesser time period than the other ways and classes.
The OINP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

  • Ontario Express Entry
    • Human Capital Priorities Stream
    • French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • General Category
    • Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream
  • International Student Category
    • International Students with a Job Offer Stream
    • International Students – Masters Graduate Stream
    • International Students – PhD Graduate Stream
  • Business Category
    • Entrepreneur Stream
    • Corporate Stream
    • Investors Stream – It has been discontinued

Present Scenario of OINP Streams for Immigration

As of May 2016 there are certain high volume OINP streams that have been put on temporary hold for taking up applications to select them for permanent residency, as announced by Ontario. However, lower volume streams are still open for prospective candidates and are accepting applications for the Canada Immigration Permanent Residency.

Ontario Express Entry Category

Under this category there are two streams for requirements are mentioned below:

Human Capital Priorities Stream

As of 16th February 2016, NOI, as Notification of Interest, under the Human Capita Priorities Stream has been put on temporary hold. With this stream in hand the prospective candidates can get nominated by OINP to enter Federal’s Express Entry pool of eligible candidates provided they are equipped with needed education qualification, language skills, work experience and similar attributes that will aid them to gain a spot in the Ontario’s communities and labour market with full success and smooth integration.

Eligibility Requirement under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program for this stream is:

  • The CRS score should be at least 400. The applicant must ensure that while processing under Ontario Nomination as well as at the stage of Federal application for permanent residency the CRS score should not go below 400. It should remain at 400 or go beyond.
  • The applicant should be ready with either a Bachelor’s, PhD or Master’s from a Canadian education institution or have an ECA (Education Credential Assessment) report generated from a recognized institution providing proof that the foreign education level is equivalent with that of Canadian Master’s, PhD or Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least some level of work experience:
    • Prospective Applicants going for FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program) category should provide work experience proof for minimum of one-year employment experience on continuous basis and full time. Alternatively, a part time experience in NOC (National Occupation Classification) level 0, A, Bin prior five years to the date of NOI from OINP.
    • For applicants who opt for assessment under CEC (Canadian Experience Class) category should provide work experience proof for minimum of one-year employment experience on continuous basis and full time. Alternatively, a part time experience in NOC level 0, A, Bin prior three years to the date of NOI from OINP.
  • The applicant should show minimum proficiency level under CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 7or beyond for all four abilities that are, speaking, writing, listening and reading. This ability and CLB7 must be provided with proof in the form of test results from any of the following:
    • IELTS (General Training Test Only) for language English.
    • TEF for French language
    • CELPIP (General Test is adequate) for language English.
  • The applicant should show intention to stay in Ontario, by providing proof in form of intent and indication of ties to Ontario statement.
  • The prospective candidate should have adequate personal funds to cover the cost of living in Ontario which should be backed by bank statements.
  • Additional requirements set under CEC and FSWP category should be met fully.

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

This stream under Express Entry Category is for those prospective candidates who are skilled workers having some level of proficiency in French language along with hold on language English as well wishing to reside and work on permanent basis in Ontario. Under this stream OINP gets to put forth those applicants in the pool of candidates of Express Entry program provided they are equipped with needed education qualification, language skills, work experience and similar attributes that will aid them to gain a spot in the Ontario’s communities and labour market with full success and smooth integration.

Eligibility Requirement under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program for this stream is:

  • The applicant should show minimum proficiency under CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 7 for French and CLB level 6 for English for all four abilities that are, speaking, writing, listening and reading. This ability and CLB7 / CLB6 must be provided with proof in the form of test results from any of the following:
    • IELTS (General Training Test Only) for language English.
    • TEF for French language
    • CELPIP (General Test is adequate) for language English.
  • At least some level of work experience:
    • Prospective Applicants going for FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program) category should provide work experience proof for minimum of one-year employment experience on continuous basis and full time. Alternatively, a part time experience in NOC (National Occupation Classification) level 0, A, Bin prior five years to the date of NOI from OINP.
    • For applicants who opt for assessment under CEC (Canadian Experience Class) category should provide work experience proof for minimum of one-year employment experience on continuous basis and full time. Alternatively, a part time experience in NOC level 0, A, Bin prior three years to the date of NOI from OINP.
  • The applicant should be ready with either a Bachelor’s, PhD or Master’s from a Canadian education institution or have an ECA (Education Credential Assessment) report generated from a recognized institution providing proof that the foreign education level is equivalent with that of Canadian Master’s, PhD or Bachelor’s degree.
  • The applicant should show intention to stay in Ontario, by providing proof in form of intent and indication of ties to Ontario statement.
  • The prospective candidate should have adequate personal funds to cover the cost of living in Ontario which should be backed by bank statements.

General Category

From 9th May, 2016 onwards the applications for Pre-screening of employer process has been put on hold for momentary period. However those Foreign Skilled Workers with job offers applicants who have already received approval from OINP can continue to file for Nominee process and submit the required application.

Under this category, employers of Ontario recruit those foreign workers who are eligible, approved for some specific skilled positions with NOC skill type 0 or with skill level A or B as classified by the Government of Canada. These prospective candidates could be staying in Canada or abroad while filing for the application.

International Student Category

From 9th May 2016 onwards, Master’s and PhD graduate stream has put hold on accepting applications from new prospective candidates. However, the stream for International Student with Job Offer is still open and can be applied by prospective candidates who already have a job opportunity which has been given all clear after thorough verification via Employer Pre-screen process. This category under OINP for Canada Permanent Residency is created for students of foreign nationals. There are three basic streams under this category.

International Student with a Job Offer Stream

This streams aims to assist Canadian employers to enrol students of foreign nationals’ compatible of job opening present with them. It is open for employers in Ontario and students with job opportunity in the Ontario province.

Minimum Requirements need to be met by Foreign National students with an approved job opportunity from a Canadian employer to become eligible are:

  • Have been established for at least 36 months at the time of application;
  • Currently employ key staff seeking nominations, and these key staff must be essential to the business operation in Ontario;
  • Create five full-time permanent positions for Canadian citizens or permanent residents for each nominee position being sought;
  • Key staff nominees will have two years to demonstrate a minimum language requirement prior to permanent residence nomination; and
  • Create five new full-time permanent jobs for Canadians or permanent residents per key staff member.
    • Positions must be paid at or above the associated prevailing wage level.
    • The positions must be continuously filled for at least 10 months prior to the submission of the Final Report (see Nomination).

Investors Stream

Investor’s stream under Business category of OINP to gain opportunity for Permanent Residency of Canada has been permanently discontinued.

Gaining Permanent Residency of Canada through Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and other Provincial Nominee Program is although the fastest way, it is however, quite complex as well. The applicant first needs to be accepted under the PNP and then wait to apply again for the permanent resident visa. Along with complexities comes small nitty gritties that at times might have a negative impact on the form. To stay on the positive side of the process, applicant should try to connect with an immigration agency that is reliable enough to provide expert guidance through the whole process. We at Immigration Xperts ensure the same for our clients. Our in house case managers are experienced and proficient in dealing with all the matters related to PNP and other modes of garnering Canada Permanent Residency. book an appointment via website – www.immigrationxperts.com.

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