Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream issues fresh invitations to Express Entry candidates

November 28, 2018
The Human Capital Priorities Stream in Ontario has issued 185 invitations in its November 26 draw for the popular stream linked to Express Entry. Human Capital Priorities Stream has now issued 3,719 invitations in 2018.

This HCP Stream permits the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to seek candidates from the federal EE pool who meet all the provincial and federal criteria. It invites the selected candidates to apply for a provincial nomination and obtain the Permanent Residence.

Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream issues fresh invitations to Express Entry candidates

All the Express Entry candidates applying for and receiving the provincial nomination from the province get additional 600 points in their Comprehensive Ranking System score. This is a healthy addition to move ahead in the line to get the ITA for permanent residence from the federal government.

This CRS score is the leading factor to determine the rank in the EE system. This system supervises the pool of candidates for federal economic immigration categories which are:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Class,
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Class 
  • The Canadian Experience Class

Express Entry the candidates who succeeded in this draw had a CRS score in the range between 350 to 448, and also a job offer in Ontario, which is not mandatory to be eligible for the HCP Stream.

The selected had submitted their profile in the EE system between Jan 1, 2018, and Nov 22, 2018.

Providing an update, the Provincial Program said that the aim of this search was to help in meeting the present priorities of the labour market and for ensuring economic development. Another aim was meeting employers’ needs.

A few days back the Provincial Program announced regarding replacing the norm of Express Entry candidates having a minimum CRS score of 400 to gain eligibility for the HCP Stream. Now the OINP says that the minimum score is determined by the Director of the Program based on the provincial needs.

The OINP is heavily dependent on three streams linked to Express Entry

The Human Capital Priorities Stream has issued 3,719 invitations in 2018. Moreover, the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream issued 1,519 and the Skilled Trades Stream issued 1,626 invitations.

These streams also issued 95 percent of nomination allocation under Provincial Nominee Program for 2018.

All Applications seeking provincial nomination submitted in today’s draw will get a consideration in the nomination allocation of OINP in 2019.

Three previous draws targeted EE candidates having a job offer in Ontario and the fourth draw had a focus on EE candidates with proficiency in French. The minimum CRS of these draws was 351, and 350.

Ontario issued invitations using the streams linked to EE Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Workers.

The draw for Skilled Trades invitation was held on November 26 in which 181 invitations were issued. Moreover, in the, November 22 draw for French-Speaking Skilled Worker 43 invitations were issued.

The French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream was active during the present year. Here the draws took place every week. This stream attracts French-speaking Express Entry candidates who possess English language abilities corresponding to CLB 6. Candidates wanting to live and work permanently in Ontario prefer it.

There is a requirement that Candidates must have the eligibility in the FSWC or in the CEC, and must meet specific provincial criteria.

The Stream allows the Program to search the federal EE pool for candidates who presently live in Ontario and also have a an year of full-time work experience, in a skilled trade that is available on Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 of NOC.
Such candidates must also meet the eligibility norms for the federal Canadian Experience Class. Other criteria are CLB 5 proficiency in English or French.

The French-Speaking Skilled Worker or Skilled Trades stream do not have any minimum CRS score requirement.

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