On April 30, 2019, Ontario immigration opened its Masters Graduate Stream to obtain 667 registrations. This stream in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program started and closed quickly on the same day itself. Moreover, all the places for registration were filled up.
The successful applicants will receive a confirmation number issued through the e-Filing Portal of the Program. All successful registrants will receive a confirmation email with a file number within three working days. Moreover, after receiving the file number these candidates get 14 days for submitting the full application. Ontario had opened this Stream on March 5th, but technical issues curtailed the receiving of 333 registrations only out of the target of 1,000. Furthermore, the province solved the technical issues and has not provided any details. Also, with the recent opening of the stream, the province has achieved the target of 1,000 applications.
Closing of the stream
The authorities have also clarified through a statement that the stream is presently closed. This stream will not accept any additional registrations until there is a further notification. Interested persons must continue to watch the website for any updates. The Program issued 1,215 nominations in the Masters Graduate Stream during 2018. Its annual total was 6,850 nominations. Ontario runs the immigration stream for international graduates where a job offer is not necessary.
There were changes in this Stream catering to the International Masters Graduate in 2017. Now candidates who live in Ontario or overseas can apply to it. However, there is a bar on accepting Applications of other Canadian provinces/territories.
The Eligibility Norms
The eligibility norms for the Ontario nomination for these international students are:
• Having completed half of their studies in the country;
• They must be pursuing the post-secondary studies in their last semester;
• They must complete their Canadian studies within the past two years.
Requirements of Masters Graduate Stream:
1. To be a Graduate at a master’s degree program from an Ontario university receiving public funds and completing one-year full time.
2. Having level 7 in English/French.
3. Living in Ontario for one year in the past two years.
4. Adequate settlement funds.
5. Intention to reside and work in the province.
6. Legal status to live in Ontario or to live abroad and finally
7. Submitting the Applications within two years after obtaining the Master’s Degree.