What is Ontario Points Calculator 2019?
Province of Ontario uses their provincial nomination program – Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to select the potential candidates with the skill sets and work experience that will help the province to fill the gap in their labor market. Candidates will help the province for its economic development.
In this article we will be discussing the following topics to understand the basic eligibility for OINP:
- What is the eligibility for Ontario PNP 2019?
- How to calculate Ontario PNP points 2019 with the help of OINP PNP Calculator?
What is the eligibility for Ontario PNP 2019?
To facilitate higher admission of skilled immigrants, OINP has the following sub-categories:
- Ontario Express Entry:
- Human Capital Priorities Stream
- French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
- General Category
- Foreign Skilled Worker with a Job Offer Stream
- International Student Category
- International Student with a Job-offer Stream
- International Student – Master’s Graduate Stream
- International Student – Ph.D. Graduate Stream
- Business Category
- Entrepreneur Stream
- Corporate Stream
- Investors Stream
Ontario Express Entry sub-category allows the OINP to search for the skilled immigrants in Federal government’s Express pool. Candidates with the necessary education, work experience, language proficiency, and other characteristics to establish economically and settle in the province of Ontario
Minimum requirements for Express entry candidates to be nominated via Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities stream are as follows:
- Minimum CRS score of 400 points. This score has to be maintained at or above 400 during Ontario nomination process and at the federal application for PR visa processing stage;
- The minimum level of work experience depending on whether registered under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
- Educational qualification needs to assess by Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to prove equivalency to the Canadian education system.
- Have to show language proficiency with minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or above in all four categories: Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening
- Must show an intention to live in the province
- Must show a sufficient amount of funds to support themselves financially
- Also, have to meet the additional criteria under either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Funds that must be shown for settlement funds are illustrated in the following table:
|Number of Family Members||Funds Required (In CAD)|
|7 or more||$32,191|
How to calculate Ontario PNP points 2019 with the help of OINP PNP Calculator?
For Candidates to be eligible for Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream, they need to score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 that makes them eligible for FSWP. These points are awarded based on the factors like Language proficiency, Education, Work Experience, Age, Arranged Employment and adaptability.
For arranged employment, offered job location must be in the province of Ontario. In case the applicant has got a job offer from any other province, it will contradict their intention to reside in the province of Ontario and can result in rejection of the application to OINP.
|Factors||Maximum points Awarded|
Following Ontario PNP points system will help you to calculate your Ontario PNP points 2019:
Factor 1: Language Proficiency
|Level 9 or higher||6||6||6||6|
|Below level 7||Not eligible to apply|
Factor 2: Educational Qualifications
|Doctoral (Ph.D.) level or equivalent||25|
|Master’s level, or equivalent, OR an entry-to-practice professional degree, or equivalent. Occupational related to the degree must be:
· NOC 2011 Skill Level A, and
· Licensed by a provincial regulatory body
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary credentials (at least one program of at minimum three years), or equivalent||22|
|Canadian post-secondary credential for a program of three years or longer, or equivalent||21|
|Two-year Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent||19|
|One-year Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent||15|
|Canadian high school diploma, or equivalent||5|
Factor 3: Work Experience
|Duration of Work Experience||Points Awarded|
|Less than 1 year||Ineligible|
|6 or more years||15|
Factor 4: Age
|Age (in Years)||Points Awarded|
|47 or older||0|
Factor 5: Arranged Employment in Canada
|Applicant currently work in Canada on a temporary work permit||A work permit is valid both when applying and when the visa is issued AND IRCC issued work permit based on positive LMIA AND applicant is working for the employer named on the work permit who has made a permanent job offer||10|
|Applicant work in Canada in a job that is exempt from LMIA requirement under:
· An international agreement or
· A federal-provincial agreement
|Work Permit is valid both when applying and when the visa is issued AND Current employer has made a permanent offer||10|
|Applicant currently do not:
· Have a work permit, or
· Plan to work in Canada before getting a PR Visa
Applicant currently working in Canada and a different employer offer a permanent full-time job;
Applicant currently working in Canada that is exempt from LMIA but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement
|The employer has made a permanent offer
An employer has positive LMIA
Factor 6: Adaptability
|Adaptability factors||Points Awarded|
|Arranged employment (principal applicant only)
Points under Factor 5: Arranged Employment
|Candidate’s previous study in Ontario
Candidate completed at least two academic years of full-study at a secondary or post-secondary school in the province
|Spouse or common-law partner’s previous study in the province
Candidate’s spouse or common-law partner completed at least two academic years of full-study at a secondary or post-secondary school in Ontario
|Candidate’s Previous work in Ontario
Candidate must complete a minimum of one year of full-time work in the province:
· In a skilled occupation Skill type 0, A or B; and
· With a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada
|Spouse or common-law partner’s previous work in Ontario
Candidate’s spouse or common-law partner completed one-year full-time work in the province
|Relatives in Ontario
Candidate or their spouse or common-law partner, have a relative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Ontario and is 18 years or older
|Spouse or common-law partner’s language proficiency
Minimum CLB level 4 or higher in all four categories (Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing)
Other than the above requirements, in case the Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities stream is looking for the skilled candidates in Express entry’s Canadian Experience Class (CEC), they have to fulfill the following requirements:
- Must have minimum 12 months of full-time, or part-time equivalent, cumulative paid work experience in Canada in a NOC Level 0, A or B in past three years.
- Meet the minimum language proficiency level of
- CLB 7 for NOC skill level 0 or A
- CLB 5 for NOC skill level B
- Must be admissible to Canada
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