Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Under OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program), International students, foreign workers and business people who demonstrate qualifying skills, experience can apply for permanent residence in Ontario.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the province’s economic immigration program. It works in partnership with the Government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The OINP recognizes and nominates people for permanent residence who have the skills and experience in line with the requirement of the Ontario economy. The final decision to approve applications for permanent residence rests with the Government of Canada.

There are three ways to qualify for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program:-

Employer job offer category – foreign workers who already have a permanent job offer from an employee in Ontario.

  • Foreign Worker stream
  • International student stream
  • In demand skills stream

Human capital category

Under this category, foreign nationals who had their education of any eligible Ontario university.  The Master’s Graduates or the PhD Graduates can qualify as applicants within two years of completing their graduation.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Express Entry

Candidates who have an online profile in the Express Entry program and invitation to apply from Ontario can apply under this stream:

  • French-speaking skilled worker stream
  • Human capital priorities stream
  • Skilled trades stream

Business category

  • The foreign entrepreneurs who want to buy, start, or grow an existing business in Ontario can apply under this category.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

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