Express Entry Pool: Targeted Notifications of Interest under Human Capital Priorities Stream

On March 28, 2018, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued Notifications of Interest (NOI) under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. This announcement is relevant to targeted candidates in the Express Entry pool who either meet the HCP stream criteria and have a job offer in Ontario, or who meet the HCP stream criteria with French language skills at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above in all language abilities. The OINP issued this NOI to help Ontario meet its labour market, economic development, and employer needs priorities. Additionally, French-speaking candidates were targeted to meet the Ontario Immigration Strategy’s goal of 5% Francophone immigration.

Outlined below are the details and results of the two searches.

Search #1:

Included candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the HCP stream criteria and have a job offer in Ontario.

 

Number of invitations issued: 480

Date and time of portal search: March 26, 2018 at 2pm EST

CRS score range: 351-446

Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018

 

Search #2:

Included candidates in the Express Entry pool who met the HCP stream criteria and who have French language skills at CLB level 7 or above in all language abilities.

 

Number of invitations issued: 299

Date and time of portal search: March 26, 2018 at 4pm EST

CRS score range: 351-446

Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018

 

Borders Law Firm continues to review and track information regarding the HCP stream and issued NOIs. These searches point towards the targeted demographics of candidates in the Express Entry pool, allowing for representatives and clients to have a better idea of the potential outcome of their applications. Further, these NOIs demonstrate important scoring details and date ranges relevant to receiving invitations. The OINP will continue to release NOIs on a regular basis.