Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream is an immigration stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The Human Capital Stream gives a foreign worker with the required skilled work experience, language abilities, and education the opportunity to apply to live and work in Ontario permanently. This stream does not require a job offer.

To qualify for Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream, you must:

  1. Create an Express Entry Profile
    • Have an Education Credential Evaluation
    • Have an IELTS Test Result
    • Have skilled work experience in NOC 0, A or B skill type
    • Qualify under one of the two streams
      • Federal Skilled Worker Class
      • Canadian Experience Class
    • Your CRS Score should ideally be on the higher side. Human Capital Priorities Stream Draws are based on your NOC Codes and the CRS Score, so a reasonably high CRS Score + Being the NOC Code of their choice will help you get a Notification of Interest.
  2. OINP searches IRCC’s Express Entry pool to find candidates who may meet the criteria of Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream and will send out a Notification of Interest (NOI) through your IRCC online account, inviting you to submit an online application to the OINP.Once a candidate receives a Notification of interest he/she has 45 calendar days to apply OINP.

**For most current submission timelines, please visit OINP’s website.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS OF OINP – HUMAN CAPITAL PRIORITIES

  1. Work experience in either
    •  Federal Skilled Worker Class
      • at least 1 year in the last 5 years of continuous paid full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience) in Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B
      • Same occupation as identified on Express Entry Profile
      • No breaks in employment over the 1-year period
      • The experience could be in Canada or Abroad
    • or Canadian Experience Class
      • at least 1 year in the last 3 years of continuous paid full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience) in Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B
      • Must be done in Canada while maintaining a Legal Status
      • in the occupation identified on the IRCC’s Express Entry Profile
  2. Education
  3. Language
  4. Settlement Funds
  5. Intention to live in Ontario
  6. Legal Status in Canada