For the PhD Graduate stream, Ontario invited 77 candidates with EOI scores of 17 and above.
These Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) operate under Ontario’s EOI system. In order to be considered for either the Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate streams, you need to sign up with Ontario’s e-Filing Portal then register an expression of interest for your graduate stream. If you are eligible, you will receive an invitation to apply for the provincial nomination. Also, you need to apply for the nomination within two years of graduating. You do not need a job offer to apply for these streams.
Ontario ranks EOI profiles based on a number of human capital factors that the province has decided will be important in selecting immigrants with the potential to thrive. You get points for the skill level of your job offer as well as your Canadian work experience.
The OINP scoring system is different depending on which stream you apply for. Other than skill level and work experience, it also takes into account your wage, education, official language ability, and the region in which you study or work. The province also allocates 10 points at its discretion to respond to labour market needs.
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