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Ontario Invites Candidates Under Economic Mobility Pathways Project

Candidates invited by Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) in their most recent draw were eligible under the Economic Mobility Pathways Project.

Ontario has invited two applicants to apply for nomination on August 6th, 2021. Invitations were issued to candidates eligible under both the International Student and Foreign Worker Employer Job Offer streams.

Since moving to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system this year, Ontario has issued 3,122 invitations through their Employer Job Offer streams.

August 6th OINP draw results:

Foreign Worker stream draw results

Economic Mobility Pathways Project Targeted Draw
  • Invitations: 1
  • Minimum score: N/A

International Student stream draw results

Economic Mobility Pathways Project Targeted Draw
  • Invitations: 1
  • Minimum score: N/A

What is the Economic Mobility Pathways Project?

The Economic Mobility Pathways Project launched in April 2018 with the goal of both serving a humanitarian purpose while also responding to Canadian labour market needs. The program seeks to identify skilled refugees in the Middle East and East Africa that meet the requirements of various economic immigration programs. Refugees with a strong potential for economic settlement are then referred to participating federal or provincial programs for which they may be eligible. Canada partners with organizations such as RefugePoint and Talent Beyond Boundaries to help connect these applicants with employers. Refugees who become eligible for a provincial or federal program can then apply to settle permanently in Canada.

What are the Employer Job Offers streams?

To be eligible for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream, candidates must have a qualifying job offer in Ontario. The job offer, the applicant, and the employer must meet certain requirements before the candidate can submit an EOI.

The Employer Job Offer: International Student stream also requires for applicants to meet certain job offer, applicant, and employer requirements. Those wishing to apply under this stream must have also completed a qualifying education credential at an eligible Canadian college or University.

Once a candidate submits a profile, OINP provides a score using their unique points system. The province then holds regular draws in which they target minimum points requirements or other factors to determine who receives an invitation.

The only OINP streams currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) are the International Student, Foreign Worker, and In-Demand Skills streams. The Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams are expected to also eventually open under the OINP Expression of Interest System.

Lauren Boorman

Lauren is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant based in Montreal with a particular focus on researching and writing about the latest updates in immigration news.

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