Recently we published article where we quoted an OINP employee discussing with us that the OINP cut-off CRS scores for invitation may well remain above 450. The policy was under consideration and was not finalised yet. The score was decided after last year decision to keep CRS at 400 and the number of candidates filling up for nomination went over the roof. OINP is still trying to clear backlogs and issuing AOR’s for March applicants while the nominations are yet to arrive for applicants pending January onwards.
Keeping this in mind, OINP office had an “INTERNAL MEMO” circulated to
calculate a rough count of the candidates currently in the pool with CRS scores of 450 and above. OOPNP.com has physical access to the memo but we are unable to publish that currently on our website since that would be against the privacy laws and the person who shared this information will be held accountable. But we are certain that OINP decision makers are currently deciding upon raising the CRS scores higher to make sure the same debacle does not happen again.
With these upcoming changes, SINP recently opened its Occupation-In-Demand applications accepting 700 candidates which was filled in short time. There are chances that other streams in SINP 2016 quota will be opened soon for applications. Since these quota applications are in real high demand, aspirants are advised to make sure they have account ready and logged in to submit their applications on time.
Another important point mentioned in the discussion table is whether OINP should enforce a guideline similar to NBPNP-001 that the principal applicant getting nomination will remain a physical resident of the province. Under this new RESIDENCY LAW, candidates will be required to sign and submit a written commitment of living and working in the province.
This will be valid for the candidates taking the Express Entry Route.
All these changes are not finalised yet but we are expecting these changes to be implemented when OINP opens next on Nov 25 or earlier.
We are scheduled for another dialogue with this OINP employee and we will notify our readers about any other specific developments.