Ontario has opened up an Expression of Interest system for two PNPs under the Employer Job Offer Category.
Ontario has opened a new Expression of Interest (EOI) system for two of its provincial immigration programs.
What does this mean for future Ontario immigrants?
If you want to eventually apply for immigration through one of Ontario’s base Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), you can now register an EOI profile at any time. Before, you could only register when the OINP opened its online portal.
After you register, your profile will be entered into a selection pool, and given a score based on your answers. Ontario will then invite candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
An EOI registration does not guarantee that you will receive an invitation to apply. The OINP will notify you or your representative if you have been invited.
Your EOI registration is valid for up to 12 months or until you receive an invitation. You may also choose to withdraw your registration. After 12 months, your EOI will be deleted automatically.
It is free to register, but if you are invited to apply you will have to submit fees along with your application.
Receiving an invitation does not mean you get the provincial nomination. You will have to meet all the eligibility requirements of the stream you are applying for at that time.