What is the eligibility for OINP 2020?
You can apply for a provincial nomination through OINP and its various immigration categories:Ontario Express Entry
Human Capital Priorities Stream
Foreign Skilled Worker with a Job-Offer Stream
International Student with a Job-offer Stream
International Student – Masters Graduate Stream
International Student – Ph.D. Graduate Stream
Ontario Express Entry is an “enhanced” stream that will allow the Express Entry candidates to
apply for provincial nomination. With the Ontario Express entry stream, OINP is able to search for skilled candidates in the
Express Entry pool.
Minimum requirements to apply for OINP through Human Capital Priorities Stream are as follows: Must have a valid Express Entry profile
A minimum score of CRS 400 points is required. It majorly depends on the provincial immigration officer to determine the minimum CRS points eligible for the provincial nomination.
The minimum level of work experience depending on whether you have applied for a PR Visa through FSWP or CEC.
Must have an ECA certificate.
Must get CLB level 7 or above in all four abilities: Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Listening.
Must show the intention to live in the province
Have to show sufficient settlement funds
For more details on OINP, check our page about Ontario PNP.
How to calculate your OINP points with OINP Points Calculator?
As discussed above, to apply for OINP, you must have a valid express entry profile. To create an express entry profile, you have to score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 points. These points are awarded based on factors like age, language proficiency, work experience, arranged employment, etc.
For arranged employment, you have to get the job offer that is based in the province of Ontario. If you get a job offer from any other province, then it contradicts your intention to live in the province and it can get your application rejected.
OINP Points Calculator 2020
Language Skills (Maximum 28 points)
First Official Language
|CLB level 9 or more||6||6||6||6|
|CLB level 8||5||5||5||5|
|CLB level 7||4||4||4||4|
Second Official Language
|Minimum CLB 5 in four language abilities||4|
|CLB 4 or less in any four language abilities||0|
Educational Qualification (Maximum 25 points)
|University degree at the Doctoral (Ph.D.) level or equal||25|
|Master’s degree or equal from a university OR entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal) which is NOC 2016 Skill Level A, and licensed by a provincial regulatory body||23|
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diploma or equal ( at least one must be for a program of at least three years)||22|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal||21|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal||19|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal||15|
|Canadian high school diploma, or equal||20|
Age (Maximum 12 points)
|Age (In Years)||Points|
|47 and older||0|
Arranged Employment: Candidate can get 10 points for this if they have a full-time job offer for an occupation that is categorized under National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill type 0, A or B Adaptability: Candidate can get a maximum of 10 points under this category in case their spouse or common-law partner that is accompanying them to Canada:
|Spouse’s or partner’s language level: For CLB level 4 or higher||5|
|Candidate’s past study in Canada: Must have completed a minimum of two years of academic years of full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada||5|
|Spouse’s or partner’s past work in Canada: Spouse’s or partner has completed a minimum two-year academic year of full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada||5|
|Candidate’s past work in Canada: Minimum of one year of full-time work experience in Canada:
In a job listed in Skill Type 0 or Skill type A or B of NOC, and
With a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada
|Spouse’s or partner’s past work in Canada:
Spouse/partner had a minimum of one year of full-time works experience in Canada on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Country
|Arranged employment in Canada||5|
For express entry candidates registered under CEC category, they are also required to meet the following requirements:Must have a minimum of 12 months of Canadian work experience in a skilled occupation categorized under NOC skill level 0, A, or B.
Meet the minimum language requirements:
CLB level 7 for NOC Skill level 0 or A
CLB level 5 for NOC Skill level B
Must be admissible in Canada.