OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream: Eligibility & process

OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream Eligibility & process-min

OINP Human Capital Priorities stream is for applicants who have a valid Express Entry profile and possess the mandatory academic and language requirements. 

This blog is a complete guide about:

Eligibility Requirements for OINP Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream

  1. Valid Express Entry profile

To be eligible for the Human Capital Priorities stream, you must have a valid Express Entry profile with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You will be eligible for the human capital priorities stream only if you are eligible for:

You must also receive the Notification of Interest or NOI in your IRCC Express Entry account from Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

  1. Academic requirements

In addition to being eligible for FSWP or CEC program, you should have a bachelors, masters, or PhD from Canada. If you have earned your degrees from a foreign university, you must have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report. The report must not be older than 5 years. Additionally, you must authorize the ECA organization to share the Educational Credential Assessment with OINP.

  1. Language Proficiency

To be eligible for Ontario Human Capital priorities stream, you must score at least CLB 7 in either English or French, in all the four fields of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. OINP accepts IELTS, and CELPIP-G for English language proficiency, and TCF and TEF for French language proficiency.

  1. Availability of Funds

You must be able to demonstrate that you are capable of supporting yourself and your family (if applicable) financially. To be eligible under the OINP human capital priorities stream, you must have at least $13310, if you are the sole applicant. The minimum settlement requirement increases by $3586 with each additional family member accompanying you to Canada. 

  1. Valid and Legal status in Canada

If you are applying to Ontario Human Capital priorities stream from Canada, you must be in possession of a valid work permit or study permit. In case your permit has expired, you will be eligible for the human capital priorities stream only if you have applied to renew or extend your permit to the IRCC.

  1. Intent to live in Ontario.

One of the foremost conditions for being eligible for the Ontario Human Capital priorities stream is your plan to permanently settle in the province of Ontario. You must be able to successfully demonstrate that you wish to settle in the province and be economically and socially advantageous to it.

Documents Checklist

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The documents required for the Ontario Human Capital priorities stream are listed below. You might be asked to provide additional paperwork depending on your profile.

  • Copy of the Notification of Interest (NOI)
  • Copy of your passport’s page that contains your personal details 
  • Copy of your photograph
  • Copy of your work permit or study permit
  • Copy of your ECA report 
  • Copy of your language proficiency test result
  • Copy of your job-offer that contains your designation, joining date, and wage
  • Copy of LMIA report (if applicable)
  • Work Experience letters on official letter-heads that have the address and contact details of the companies you have worked for. They must be signed by your employers or supervisors and must include your designation, responsibilities, wage, etc.
  • Copies of payslips, bank statements, income tax documents, etc.
  • If you have worked in Canada, you will be required to provide copies of your Canada Revenue Agency T4 Statements of Remuneration paid, and Notice of Assessment (NOA) statements. 
  • Copy of your certification or license if your work experience was in a regulated occupation.
  • If you are self-employed you must provide the copies of the following documents:
    • Registration documents of your business
    • Income tax returns
    • T4A statements if your business was in Canada
    • Advertisement of your business such as web postings, brochures, etc.

Ontario human capital stream fees and processing time

Ontario human capital stream fees: $1500 

Ontario human capital stream processing time: approximately 70-100 days or 2.5 to 3.5 months

OINP human capital priorities stream draws

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Express Entry Human Capital priorities stream draw: 2022

In the year 2022, OINP issued 4012 notifications of Interest (NOI) to Human Capital Priorities stream 

Draw dateNOI issuedCRS score range

19.12.2022

936

484-490

28.09.2022

1179

Above 496

22.02.2022

773

455-600

08.02.2022

622

463-467

12.01.2022

502

464-467

Express Entry Human Capital priorities stream draw: 2021

In the year 2021, OINP issued 6259 Notifications of Interest (NOI) to Human Capital Priorities stream 

Draw dateNOI issuedCRS score range

27.10.2021

1408

455-467

06.10.2021

486

463-467

27.07.2021

1031

458-467

23.06.2021

583

464-467

13.04.2021

528

456-467

02.03.2021

754

463-467

16.02.2021

1186

453-467

02.02.2021

283

466-467

Express Entry Human Capital priorities stream draw: 2020
Draw dateNOI issuedCRS score range

15.12.2020

668

460-468

12.11.2020

443

469-477

15.10.2020

772

462-470

26.08.2020

466-475

464-467

29.07.2020

1288

463-477

03.06.2020

167

358-439

03.06.2020

532

471-500

13.05.2020

703

421-451

13.02.2020

486

467-471

15.01.2020

954

460-472

OINP Human Capital Stream draws in 2019

OINP issued 6958 Notifications of Interest (NOI) to the Human Capital Priorities Stream in the year 2019.

Draw dateNOI issuedCRS score range

15.08.2019

997

439-465

01.08.2019

1773

435-458

12.07.2019

1623

439-459

31.05.2019

1072

439-469

14.01.2019

1493

439-448

Ontario Human Capital Stream draws in 2018

OINP issued 3719 Notifications of Interest (NOI) to the Human Capital Priorities Stream in the year 2018.

Draw dateNOI issuedCRS score range

26.11.2018

185

350-448

09.08.2018

947

350-439

26.03.2018

480

351-446

26.03.2018

299

351-446

26.02.2018

488

435-441

05.02.2018

89

427-474

26.01.2018

380

433-444

22.01.2018

340

440-446

Ontario express entry human capital priorities stream: Step by step

The entire process of Canada immigration through the OINP human capital priorities stream can be divided into two phases:

Phase 1: Getting the provincial nomination.
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Step 1: Create an Express Entry profile through GCKey or Sign-in Partner. 

Step 2: You will be assigned your Express Entry program and CRS score according to the information you provide while creating your profile. 

Step 3: Get a Notification of Interest (NOI) in your IRCC Express Entry account.

Step 4: Apply to the Ontario Human Capital Priorities stream within 45 days of getting the NOI from OINP.

Step 5: Upload all mandatory documents for the Human Capital Priorities stream and pay $1500  

Step 6: Upon approval of your OINP application, you will receive a nomination approval letter and provincial nomination certificate through email. OINP will also send a notification of nomination in your IRCC account.

Phase 2: Apply to Canada PR through the Express Entry stream
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Step 7: Accept the notification of nomination within 30 days. 

Step 8: Provincial nomination will add 600 additional CRS points to your Express Entry profile. This will almost guarantee you an ITA or Invitation to Apply in the Express Entry draws.

Step 9: Submit all the documents mandatory for Canada PR through Express Entry, and pay the fee of $1365. You must apply for Canada PR within 60 days of getting the ITA.

Step 10: Once your PR application is approved, you will finally receive COPR or the Confirmation of Permanent Residence


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