On June 3, 2020, the OINPissued 699 Notifications of Interest (NOI) under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream to candidates in the Express Entry pool with experience in the following nine occupations.

  • Financial managers (NOC 0111)
  • Other administrative services managers (0114)
  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (0124)
  • Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111)
  • Other financial officers (NOC 1114)
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1122)
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012)
  • Other primary health practitioners (NOC 3124)
  • Dieticians and nutritionists (NOC 3132)

Candidates with 1-year of Canadian work experience in one of the nine priority occupations required a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) between 358 and 439, and candidates with international experience required a CRS score between 471 and 500.

A total of 167 NOI’s were given to candidates with 1-year of Canadian work experience and 532 NOI’s were given to candidates with 1-year of international work experience, showing an attempt to meet the mandate to bring in new immigrants, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the program:

Ontario’s EE HCP is an immigration stream under the OINP which provides foreign workers with the required skilled work experience, language abilities and education the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario. Typically, these draws are targeted for those in priority occupations.


To qualify for the HCP stream, you must have a valid profile in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) EE system and receive a NOI from the OINP. Once you receive your invitation, you can apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence.

Please note that the OINP is one of many avenues to qualify for permanent residency. This employer-driven stream is designed to give employers who can’t find skilled workers an opportunity to recruit international talent. OINP’s primary focus is on finding international talent who have the necessary skills to meet employment demand in Ontario.

A PNP nomination from Ontario would add 600 CRS points and would essentially guarantee an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence from the Canadian government.

Ontario’s 2020 Immigration Allocation

Ontario’s 2020 nomination allocation from the federal government is 7,350 plus an additional 250 nominations specifically for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations (National Occupation Classification [NOC] – Skill Level C).