Posted on September 22, 2018
Canada is best country in the world for quality of life parameters. Moreover, today, it’s one of the best countries to get easy Permanent residency. Thanks to the lenient immigration policy and process requirements by the Canadian government. However, still, not all applicants are able to obtain permanent residency in Canada through its point-based immigration system. Low immigration points score or CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score in fastest express entry system becomes the hurdle for most applicants.
Every year, thousands of profile expire in express entry without getting the invitation to apply from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). The IRCC only invites the applicants who have good CRS score (close to 440 mark as per the trend this year). So, what to do if your CRS score is not anywhere near the cut off marks or CRS score requirement being announced by IRCC in every express entry draw?
Ontario PNP brings good news to the Canada PR applicants with low CRS score
Ontario is the most popular province in Canada, which is home to some of the most beautiful Canadian cities, i.e. Ottawa (capital of Canada), Toronto (capital of Ontario), etc. Needless to mention that it offers excellent professional opportunities and infrastructure facilities to the new immigrants. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada through which you can apply and obtain the provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency.
Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream of OINP
Express Entry HCP stream is the most popular stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The applicants, who wish to apply for this stream need to have their profile registered in federal Express Entry system of Canada. The applicants who apply in Express Entry HCP stream of OINP and get selected for provincial nomination, become eligible to get 600 additional CRS points in Express Entry System. The additional CRS points ensure that the applicant get Canada PR invitation from IRCC in the subsequent draw of express entry system.
Earlier, this stream had a condition or requirement, i.e. applicants need to have minimum 400 CRS points to apply in Express Entry HCP stream of OINP. However, as per recent Ontario immigration rule change, the minimum CRS score for OINP-HCP stream will now be determined by the Director.
Candidates with CRS score below 400 likely to get invited in future OINP draws
As per the reports, the provincial government has also indicated that now express entry-HCP stream may consider the applicants even with CRS score below 400 points. It has actually happened in the past that OINP- Human Capital Priorities stream invited the applicants with CRS score between 350-400 CRS points, however, it was not part of the pre-determined process or rules of OINP. Now, the government has officially made changes in the minimum CRS Score rule.
Condition applied to new rule
As mentioned, OINP –Express entry stream has been inviting applicants with low CRS score, however, all such applicants were selected based on their good French speaking skills, or due to the employment offer they had from province of Ontario. Moreover, the applicants with skills and experience in ICT occupations have also got the invite from OINP in the past even with low CRS score. Hence, these criteria is likely to be applicable in future OINP draws as well.
So, if you want to be considered for OINP-Express Entry HCP stream, with low CRS score, you must meet the criteria of French-speaking skills, or employment offer from Ontario, Canada.
Contact certified Canada immigration expert to apply in OINP
If you wish to apply and acquire Canada PR through Ontario immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) this year, you must get in touch with the highly experienced Canadian immigration experts at Visas Avenue Immigration- a leading and accredited Immigration Consultancy Company in India specialized in Canada immigration and PR process.
You may call Visas Avenue immigration experts on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id- firstname.lastname@example.org.