On February 8, 2018, the province of Ontario conducted its third capital draw of 2018, inviting 89 applicants to apply for the process. It ended gaining a minimum score of 433, a decrease of 11 points from the second draw. This draw was for the applications that were submitted in between January 1 to January 25, 2018.
The province started announcing details of each of its draw after it signed an agreement with the federal government to publish all information regarding the draws. Until 2017, the Ontario Provincial Nominee program would release a consolidated data but 2018, it has started giving information about each and every draw.
The February 8 was the smallest draw of 2018. In the January 25 draw, Ontario sent 380 invitations with the lowest score on the Comprehensive Ranking System being in between 433 to 444.
Eligibility criteria for the Human Capital stream
First, you need to apply for the Express Entry before applying to the provincial nominee program and have a score of 400 in the Comprehensive Ranking System.
You need at least one year of experience in any of the fields under the O, A, or B NOC occupation level and have a bachelors, masters, or Ph.D. of Canadian level. The degree might be from your home country or from Canada. You will be required to give the IELTS, wherein you need to score minimum 7. Also, you should have an intention of settling down in Ontario.
Ontario is the most popular province among immigrants especially Indians since it already has a lot of them staying there. And because of that, Ontario received an increase of 600 Invitations to apply rising the number from 6,000 to 6,600.
It will most likely increase further in the next year since the federal government plans to welcome over one million immigrants in the next three years. You need to apply for the Express Entry before applying to the provincial nominee program.