Ontario is altering the registration process of all its economic-class immigration teams in the coming weeks. Instead of the prior first-come-first-served version, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is moving to an Expression of Interest (EOI) program, a points-based system that ranks candidates based on human capital and labour market factors.
Many other Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) already use this kind of system for handling new registrants. The OINP will apply the new EOI system into the following flows: Graduate flow. While the OINP is altering the machine, these streams are closed to new applicants. They’ll reopen when the new EOI system starts in the coming weeks. The OINP didn’t say what date that would be. How does the EOI system alter immigration to Ontario? The immigration streams that are switching over to a EOI registration system utilized to function just like hurried seats.
Ontario would start their web portal to take registrations from folks who wanted to immigrate through these Ontario PNPs. Because of popular demand, these registration windows usually lasted only a few minutes before they would become full. There were a number of other problems, the OINP had to have a dedicated email address for people who experienced technical difficulties that influenced their registration, and some complained that the system has been unfair to individuals who have slow net connections. EOI systems are used by most other PNPs.
Normally, it requires individuals to submit a resume with their work experience, instruction, and any other information. They are then given a provincial score, and if they score high enough that they may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. At the fall of 2020, Ontario began accepting public consultations on the proposed EOI system.
They received generally positive feedback, an OINP spokesperson told CIC News. The province received about 250 remarks admissions, between September 9 and October 23, 2020.
These submissions came from individuals, prospective candidates, employers, immigration organizations and agents, in addition to business associations and professional institutions. “Many respondents thought that the proposed EOI system would be fairer and more predictable, and would be more user-friendly compared to present intake process,” an OINP spokesperson said in an email.