CRS minimum rule for Human Capital Priorities Stream revised by Ontario

September 14 2018

Ontario has reappraised the least Comprehensive Ranking System score requirement for its Express Entry-linked Human Capital Priorities immigration stream.

Although candidates previously were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 400, the stream’s guidelines now mentions that the minimum score will be decided by the director.

Moreover, another update asks candidates to signify their interest in immigrating to either Ontario or “all provinces and territories” while creating an Express Entry profile.

The request from CIC News regarding these updates was not immediately answered by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

The OINP has let go the CRS minimum of 400 in last three draws so far this year, two of which addressed Express Entry candidates with a job offer in Ontario and another that targeted those with French language abilities of CLB 7 or higher.

Ontario dropped the CRS minimum particularly for these draws and even brought it as low as 350 in its August 9 targeted job offer draw.

The Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) is one of the Ontario’s most active and popular immigration pathways. It allows the OINP to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates who match the stream’s established eligibility criteria.

Ontario has issued a total of 3,534 Notifications of Interest to selected Express Entry candidates through the HCP in 2018.

Express Entry candidates who receive a Notification of Interest can then apply to Ontario for a provincial nomination.

The Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker ClassFederal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination for permanent residence from Ontario are awarded an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, effectively guaranteeing them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.

In order to be considered for the HCP, the first step is to find out if you are eligible to enter a profile in the federal Express Entry pool. Find out your eligibility by contacting Marvel immigration services who are the authorized members of ICCRC and have the best consultants in town.

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