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In The Latest Draw, Ontario Sent 691 PR Invitations

On September 14, 2021 Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) draw invited 691 candidates under Masters Graduate Stream and PhD Graduate Streams. 627 graduates were invited under Masters program with score of 35 and above, while 64 were invited under PhG Graduate stream with cut off score of 16 in Expression Of Interest (EOI). Previous draw for Masters Graduate stream was held on August 25 which invited 326 applicants with score of 37 and above.

These streams invite the graduates of Masters and PhD from the list of approved universities. Also, the graduation should not be more than 2 years old at the time of application. This means that the date on your degree must be within two years of your OINP application submission date, not the date you received the invitation to apply.

Masters Graduate30 – 60 days
PhD Graduate60 – 90 days
Processing Time

Ontario Masters Stream Eligible Universities:

  • Algoma University
  • Brescia University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Dominican University College
  • Huron University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
  • King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • Ontario College of Art & Design University
  • Queen’s University
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Ryerson University
  • Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa)
  • St. Jerome’s University (Federated with the University of Waterloo)
  • Trent University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Windsor
  • Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University

Ontario PhD Stream Eligible Universities:

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Dominican University College
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • Queen’s University
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Ryerson University
  • Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa)
  • St. Jerome’s University (Federated with the University of Waterloo)
  • Trent University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Windsor
  • Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University

Ontario Masters and PhD Stream Language Requirement:

This program requires CLB level 7 or higher in all the modules of English or French proficiency tests.

Residency In Ontario:

You must have legally lived in Ontario for at least one year in the past two years before you apply.

Settlement funds:

You must have enough money to support yourself and your dependent family members when you settle in Canada.

You can meet this requirement through one or a combination of any of the following:

  • funds as demonstrated by the balance listed in bank statements, or statements of accounts showing other investments such as non-locked in, fixed term deposits, mutual funds, etc.
  • annual earnings from ongoing employment in Ontario
  • a job offer in Ontario

Number of
family members
Funds required
(in Canadian dollars)
1$13,213
2$16,449
3$20,222
4$24,553
5$27,847
6$31,407
7$34,967
For each additional family member$3,560
Ontario PNP Proof of Funds

Intention to live in Ontario:

You must intend to live in Ontario after you’ve been granted permanent residence. This is determined by your ties to Ontario, which can include doing things like:

  • working or having worked in Ontario
  • getting job offers or applying/interviewing for jobs
  • studying
  • volunteering
  • leasing or owning property
  • visiting
  • having professional networks and affiliations, family ties and personal relationships

Residency At Time Of Application:

At the time you apply, you must be either:

  • living in Ontario with legal status (study permit, work permit, visitor record)
  • living outside Canada

Cost To Apply:

Application fees is $1,500 for processing.

How To Apply:

To apply under these streams, you must first create a profile in the OINP e-Filing Portal. After creating a profile, you must then register an expression of interest for the Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate stream as per your eligibility.

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