1st March 2024: OINP Express Entry draw

OINP Express Entry draw :-

Ontario held the OINP draw after a month’s break. 

The fifth Express Entry draw of 2024 was held on March 1st 2024, and 2,583 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) for provincial nomination were sent out by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

In this draw, only profiles that satisfied the requirements for the OINP Skilled Trades stream were asked to submit claims for provincial nominations.

This draw was limited to Express Entry profiles with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 350 and 424 that were formed between March 1st, 2023, and March 1st, 2024.

Your work experience in one of the following NOCs must be listed as your primary NOC in your Express Entry profile:

  • NOC 72010 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 72011 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 72012 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 72013 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 72020 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 72021 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 72022 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 72100 – Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • NOC 72101 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 72102 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 72103 – Boilermakers
  • NOC 72104 – Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • NOC 72105 Ironworkers
  • NOC 72106 – Welders and related machine operators
  • NOC 72200 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 72201 – Industrial electricians
  • NOC 72203 – Electrical power line and cable workers
  • NOC 72204 – Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
  • NOC 72205 – Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
  • NOC 72300 – Plumbers
  • NOC 72301 – Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • NOC 72302 – Gas fitters
  • NOC 72310 – Carpenters
  • NOC 72311 – Cabinetmakers
  • NOC 72320 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 72321 – Insulators
  • NOC 72400 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 72402 – Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 72403 – Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 72404 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 72406 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 72410 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 72422 – Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 72423 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 72500 – Crane operators
  • NOC 73100 – Concrete finishers
  • NOC 73101 – Tilesetters
  • NOC 73102 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 73110 – Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 73111 – Glaziers
  • NOC 73113 – Floor covering installers
  • NOC 73200 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 73201 – General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  • NOC 73202 – Pest controllers and fumigators
  • NOC 73209 – Other repairers and servicers
  • NOC 73400 – Heavy equipment operators
  • NOC 73402 – Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
  • NOC 82031 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

Eligibility for the OINP Skilled Trades

  1. Work Experience: at least one year of cumulative paid full-time work experience (or the equivalent in paid part-time work) 
  2.  Valid certificate or licence (if applicable): You must hold a valid certificate or licence in Ontario at the time of application and have held a valid certificate or licence for the duration of work experience used to meet the minimum one year of work experience in an eligible skilled trades occupation if you are claiming work experience in a compulsory trade, even if you are no longer working in the trade.
  3. You must be living in Ontario and hold a valid work permit at the time you apply.
  4.  Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 or higher.
  5. You must have enough money to support yourself and your dependent family members when you settle in Canada.
  6. You must intend to live in Ontario after you’re granted permanent residence. 


The latest Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Express Entry draw has brought much anticipation and excitement among aspiring immigrants. With the OINP Express Entry draw, candidates have a chance to receive a provincial nomination, which can significantly boost their chances of obtaining permanent residence in Canada.

In this OINP Express Entry draw, candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. This draw targets individuals with skills and experience that align with the province’s labor market needs, aiming to attract talent that will contribute to Ontario’s economic growth and development.

Candidates who receive a provincial nomination through the OINP Express Entry draw gain additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), enhancing their overall Express Entry profile and increasing their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

It’s important for candidates to stay informed about the OINP Express Entry draw and other immigration updates, as they provide valuable opportunities for individuals seeking to make Canada their new home. With the right qualifications and guidance, candidates can navigate the immigration process successfully and achieve their goal of settling in Ontario through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

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