Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program

Ontario is Canada’s most mainstream landing destination from around the globe.

As Canada’s most crowded region, about 40 percent of Canadians call Ontario home. Ontario is likewise home to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and its biggest city, Toronto. From multiple points of view, Ontario is the focal point of Canada’s economic, social, and political life.

Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program is known as the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

With this program, prospective immigrant with the abilities and experience targeted by the territory may get an Ontario Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will permit that outside national to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with processing times that are speedier than other Canadian immigration classes.

The OINP acknowledges applications under the following immigration classifications:

  • Ontario Express Entry
  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • General Category (now and then alluded to as Employer Category)
  • Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream
  • International Student Category
  • Foreign Students with a Job Offer Stream
  • Foreign Students – Masters Graduate Stream
  • Foreign Students – Ph.D. Graduate Stream
  • Business Category
  • Entrepreneur Stream
  • Corporate Stream
  • Investors Category (suspended)

Current Status of OINP Immigration Streams

In May 2016, Ontario mentioned its decision to temporary stop the acceptance of application for select, high-volume OINP streams. Potential candidates ought to note that lower-volume OINP streams stay open and keep on accepting applications.

The accompanying table gives details on the present status of each OINP immigration stream.

OINP Stream Status Additional Notes
Human Capital Priorities Temporary stop on Notifications of Interest (NOIs) being sent as of February 16, 2016. Aligned with federal Express Entry framework.
French-Speaking Skilled Worker Open — OINP keeps on accepting and process applications. Aligned with federal Express Entry framework.
Foreign Worker Open to eligible applicants whose job offer has been accepted through the Employer Pre-screen application process. Job offer must meet the common wage level in Ontario for that occupation.
International Student with a Job Offer Open to eligible applicants whose job offer has been accepted through the Employer Pre-screen application process. Previous education requirement is not Ontario-specific; graduates who studied in any province may be eligible.
International Student – Masters Graduate stream Temporary stop in effect as of May 9, 2016. Job offer not required.
International Student – PhD Graduate stream Temporary stop in effect as of May 9, 2016. Job offer not required.
Entrepreneur Open — OINP continues to accept Expressions of Interest. Successful candidates obtain Temporary Work Permits before Permanent Resident status may be obtained.
Corporate Open — OINP keeps on accepting and process applications. Successful applicants obtain Temporary Work Permits before Permanent Resident status may be obtained.

Ontario Express Entry

Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream

There is a temporary respite on Notifications of Interest (NOIs) being sent under the Human Capital Priorities Stream as of February 16, 2016.

This stream empowers the OINP to choose people who are qualify to enter the federal Express Entry pool and who have the required training, talented work experience, language capacity, and different attributes to help them effectively build up and incorporate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.

Ontario Express Entry:

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

The Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream is for French-Speaking gifted workers who have solid English language capacities and who need to live and work for all time in Ontario. This stream empowers the OINP to assign people in the Express Entry pool and who have the required education, talented work experience, language capacity, and different qualities to help them effectively set up and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and community.

General Category

As of May 9, 2016, there is temporary stop on the acceptance of application to the Employer Pre-screen application process. International skilled workers with employment offers that have already been accepted by the OINP may keep on submitting a Nominee Application.

Through this classification, Ontario employers can enrol foreign workers for affirmed skilled positions (characterized by the Government of Canada as NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level An or B). These employees might live abroad or in Canada at the period of application.

International Student Category

As of May 9, 2016, there is a brief stop in effect on new applications to the Masters Graduate and Ph.D. Graduate streams. The foreign Student with a Job Offer Stream stays open to qualified applicants whose occupation offer has as of now been affirmed through the Employer Pre-screen application process.

This class is for students from abroad. The International Students class acknowledges applications under the following three streams:

International Student with a Job Offer Stream

This stream was made to help employers recruit foreign students. It is open in Ontario employers and students with employment offers in the territory.

International Masters Graduate Stream

This stream targets people who have graduated with a Master’s degree from one of Ontario’s publicly funded colleges. An employment offer is not required.

International Ph.D. Graduate Stream

This stream targets people who have graduated from Ph.D. program at one of Ontario’s publicly funded colleges. An employment offer is not required.

Business Category

Entrepreneur Stream

This stream is intended to attract people who are hoping to implement another business activity or purchase a current business in Ontario. Successful candidates will get a temporary work permit support letter; based on a performance agreement; to build up the business in Ontario. In the event that the investment and job creation assertions outlined in the performance agreement is clung to, entrepreneurs will have the chance to be selected for Canadian permanent inhabitant status.

Corporate Stream

This stream intends to help and support set up international organizations hoping to venture into Ontario or purchase a current business. Once the business has been effectively established, key staff are qualified to apply for a provincial nomination certificate, permitting them to in the long run become permanent inhabitants of Canada.

Investors Stream

As of October 29, 2015, the OINP Investors Stream is closed and as of now not accepting applications.

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