1,215 applicants registered in the OINP’s Masters Graduate Stream

On September 29, 2020, Ontario opened registration of the applications to the Masters Graduate Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Shortly after the opening, the province reached the 1,215-target number of registrations and closed the intake. Those who successfully registered for the Masters Graduate Stream have received a confirmation number from the OINP e-Filing Portal. This stream remained closed since April 2019. Last year, Ontario invited 1000 candidates in this stream and 805 of them were nominated by the OINP. The government also announced that OINP may reopen some of the streams that are not aligned with Express Entry should the province determine it is required to meet the labour market needs across Ontario. Nevertheless, this might be the last Masters Graduate Stream invitation round before the introduction of the new Expression of Interest (EOI) system that will serve the Employer Job Offer Category (Foreign Worker; International Student, and In-Demand Skills streams); Masters Graduate Category; and Ph.D. Graduate Category of the OINP.