OINP Human Capital Priorities Notification of Interest

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Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has commenced issuing Notifications of Interest (NOI) under the Ontario Human Capital Priorities stream. Following the issuance of NOIs.

The results of yesterday’s round are as follows:

Number of invitations issued: 340
Date and time of portal search: January 19, 2018 at 3:00 EST
CRS score range: 440 to 446
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to January 19, 2018

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is managing the volume of applications to the HCP stream at this time. The OINP will be issuing NOIs on a regular basis to applicants, who at minimum, have a minimum Express Entry CRS of 400 and meet all OINP eligibility criteria.


OINP 2018 Nomination Allocation Announced

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced that the federal government, recognizing the success of the OINP and its importance to Ontario’s economy, has increased the province’s 2018 allocation by 600 nominations to a total of 6,600.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is now accepting applications to the following streams:

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is monitoring the intake of applications with respect to the limits of Ontario’s federal nomination allocation in 2018. Applicants will be informed when the OINP is no longer accepting applications via the OINP Updates webpage.

In addition, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will resume issuing Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to applicants who qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream.



Competition for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is expected to be fierce, with each program having stringent rules and criteria. For example, the threshold score to secure an invitation to submit a formal Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program application through the Entrepreneur stream has never dropped below 120 and there have only been 3 draws and 52 invitations issued since August 2016. For more information please contact Sterling Immigration.


About the Author

Harjit Grewal was born and educated in the United Kingdom where he obtained his LLB (Bachelor of Law) and LLM (Master of Law). He practiced British immigration law for seven years with the respected Immigration Advisory Service as a member of the Law Society of England & Wales and the Office for the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). After moving to Canada he secured the prestigious ICCRC designation to provide authorized Canadian visa and immigration services.

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