What is the OINP Skilled Trades stream?
OINP Skilled Trades stream allows skilled workers to settle in Ontario permanently and because it is aligned with the Express Entry, you need to have an Express Entry profile to show your eligibility.
It is among the Human Capital streams of OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) which is managed by Ontario’s province and sends nominations to eligible skilled workers.
The OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) only sends NOI (Notification Of Interest) to the candidates who are suitable for the work required in Ontario from the Express Entry pool. After nomination, you will get an addition of 600 CRS points to your Express Entry profile, which guarantees that you will get an Invitation to Apply.
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OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) conducts skilled trades draw periodically with separate criteria for each draw along with minimum criteria like the minimum CRS score etc.
Details of the OINP draw
The table shows the details of the draw held on September 29, 2022, for the OINP Skilled Trades stream:
|September 29, 2022||Skilled Trades Stream||266 and above||1,340|
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OINP skilled trades stream previous draws
OINP has conducted 8 draws so far and this is the second draw in September for the OINP Skilled Trades stream. This table shows the last seven draws for the OINP ST stream in the year 2022:
|Date of issued NOIs||CRS score||NOIs issued|
|September 7, 2022||320 and 320+||1,521|
|July 14, 2022||310 and 310+||755|
|May 26, 2022||295-461||535|
|April 26, 2022||300-461||1034|
|March 24, 2022||350-600||471|
|February 24, 2022||359-600||818|
|January 27, 2022||381-461||1032|
OINP application procedure
Applicants may not directly apply for the OINP Skilled Trades stream, you must first receive an NOI (Notification Of Interest) from Ontario via IRCC.
After receiving the NOI, you will have 45 days to submit your online application to Ontario via the application management system. Candidates should gather all the important paperwork and documents along with the application fee of $1,500.
After you have submitted the application, OINP will review it, if successful you will get additional 600 CRS points along with an ITA from the Express Entry pool in the draw.
Once you have submitted the application for permanent residence, IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) will process the application within six months which varies from profile to profile.
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Eligibility for Express Entry ST stream
To check the eligibility for the OINP Skilled Trades stream under OINP Express Entry, we recommend you to read the following points carefully:
- You should have a valid federal Express Entry profile;
- The candidate should be eligible for CEC (Canadian Experience Class);
- You should also receive an NOI (Notification Of Interest) from Ontario via IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) online Express Entry account;
- The candidate must show interest to immigrate to Ontario.
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