Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Streams

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) currently is accepting applications under the following streams:

  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

  • Ph.D. Graduate Stream

  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

  • Human Capital Priorities Stream

  • Skilled Trades Stream

  • Entrepreneur Stream

 

In order to apply under Ontario’s Express Entry streams, you must have a profile in the Canadian Federal Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from the Province of Ontario.

Who can apply?

  • Foreign workers

  • International students

  • Others with the necessary skills, experience, and education.

 

You may qualify for a nomination under:

 

1. Employer Job Offer Immigration Stream. This is for workers who already have a permanent job offer from an Ontario employer;

2. Human Capital Immigration Stream: For workers who have necessary work experience, education, language skills, and a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system; or for graduate students

3. Business Immigration Stream: for entrepreneurs looking to start a new or buy an existing business in Ontario

 

 

Employer Job Offer Immigration Stream

The employer job offer category has three streams. You must have a full-time and permanent job offer from an Ontario employer in order to qualify.

 

  • Foreign Worker stream: for workers in skilled positions

  • International Student stream: for recent graduates in Ontario

  • In-Demand Skills stream: for intermediate skilled workers in sectors, such as agriculture, construction, trucking, and personal support workers

Human Capital Immigration Stream

The human capital category has two sub-categories, the international graduate streams, and Ontario’s Express Entry streams.

 

International graduates

To qualify under the Master's Graduate or Ph.D. Graduate streams, you must have a graduate degree from an eligible Ontario university and apply within two years of getting your degree.

Masters Graduate Stream

Ph.D. Graduate Stream

 

Ontario’s Express Entry Program

To qualify under Ontario’s Express Entry streams, you must have received a Notification of Interest from Ontario and have an up-to-date profile with your most current work experience, language tests, and education in the Federal Express Entry system.

Programs:

 

  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream: for French-Speaking skilled workers with the required work experience, education and language proficiency in French and English;

  • Human Capital Priorities stream: for skilled workers with the required work experience, education and language proficiency in French or English;

  • Skilled Trades stream: for workers with work experience in Ontario in an eligible trade occupation;

  • Business category: You must be an entrepreneur from outside of Canada who is looking to implement a new business idea or buy and grow an existing business in Ontario.

 

 

The Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream is open to foreign workers in and outside of Canada. You must apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence.

 

If you are nominated, your will need to apply to the federal government through IRCC. 

 

Current eligible occupations

The position offered must be in one of the following occupations in National Occupation Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D:

 

NOC 3413 - nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates

NOC 4412 - home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers

NOC 7441 - residential and commercial installers and servicers

NOC 7511 - transport truck drivers

NOC 7521 - heavy equipment operators (except crane)

NOC 7611 - construction trades helpers and laborers

NOC 8431 - general farmworkers

NOC 8432 - nursery and greenhouse workers

NOC 8611 - harvesting laborers

NOC 9462 - industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

 

 

The Ph.D. Graduate Stream gives international graduates with an Ontario Ph.D. degree the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in OntarioYou can apply to the Ph.D. Graduate Stream if you meet all the criteria in the six categories below. You don’t need a job offer to apply.

 

1. Education

You must have completed the requirements necessary to obtain a Ph.D. degree. The degree must be from an eligible university in Ontario. At least two years of your Ph.D. studies must have been completed while legally living and studying in Ontario.

Note: You don’t qualify if you have received a bursary, grant, or scholarship that requires you to return to your home country after you earn your Ph.D. degree.

 

2. Residency in Ontario

You must have legally lived in Ontario for at least one year in the past two years before you apply.

3. Settlement funds

You must have enough money to support yourself and your dependent family members when you settle in Canada.

4. Intention to live in Ontario

Your ties to Ontario will be examined.

 

  • working or have worked in Ontario

  • getting job offers, or applying/interviewing for jobs

  • studying

  • volunteering

  • leasing or owning property

  • visiting

  • having professional networks and affiliations, family ties or social or personal relationships

 

5. Legal status in Canada (if applicable)

If you are applying from within Canada, you must have legal status at the time you apply and should maintain that status until the time of nomination.

6. Application period

You must submit your application within two years of completing the requirements necessary to obtain your Ph.D. degree.

 

 

Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream gives French-speaking skilled workers with strong English language abilities the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario.

 

You must have a valid profile in Federal IRCC's Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario before you can apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for PR.

 

 

Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream gives foreign workers with the required skilled work experience, language abilities, and education the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario.

 

 

IRCC’s Express Entry system

Express Entry is an online system IRCC uses to manage applications for permanent residence in Canada. Ontario Government searches the system to find candidates who may meet the criteria of one of Ontario’s Express Entry streams.

 

Before you can create your profile in IRCC’s Express Entry system, you must:

1. Take a language test;

2. Get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) if you completed your education outside Canada, and

3. Determine the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code for your past work experience

Once you are ready, you can create your Express Entry profile.

 

 

Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream gives foreign nationals with Ontario work experience in eligible skilled trades the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario.

You must have a valid profile in IRCC's Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario before you can apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence.

 

 

 

The Entrepreneur Stream is for entrepreneurs from outside of Canada interested in starting a new business or buying an existing business in Ontario.

 

Requirements:

 

1. Business experience

You must have at least 24 months of full-time business experience in the last 60 months.

2. Net worth

A. If your proposed business will be located:

within the Greater Toronto Area (City of Toronto and Durham, Halton, York, and Peel regions) you must have a minimum net worth of 800,000 CDN.

B. outside of the Greater Toronto Area, you must have a minimum net worth of $400,000 CDN.

If your proposed business is in the information and communications technology/digital communications sector then regardless of location, you must have a minimum net worth of $400,000 CDN.

 

3. Personal investment funds and minimum equity

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) welcomes foreign national entrepreneurs willing to invest in Ontario. The criteria include an applicant demonstrating that they meet minimum personal net worth and investment criteria.

 

4. Active involvement

5. Capital investment purpose

6. Job creation

7. Additional requirements if purchasing an existing business:

  • You must make at least one business-related visit to Ontario within 12 months from the date of registering an Expression of Interest

  • The business being purchased must have been in continuous operation by the same owner(s) for the previous 60 months

  • Ownership of the business must be completely transferred to the applicant or any business partner

  • You must use at least 10% of your personal investment towards improving or expanding the business in Ontario

  • You must keep all permanent full-time employees that worked in the business prior to the transfer of ownership

 

General business requirements

1. The purpose of the business must be to make a profit from active income through the sale of goods and/or services.

2. Your business must be in compliance with all relevant federal, provincial, or municipal legal, regulatory, licensing, and employment standards.

3. Your business must be permanent. It cannot be project-based or seasonal.

4. A place of business must be in Ontario at all times

 

Ineligible types of businesses:

  • Automated car wash business

  • Holding companies

  • Laundromats

  • Pawnbrokers

  • Payday loan and related businesses

  • Scrap metal recycling

  • Tire recycling

  • A business involved in producing, distributing or selling pornography or sexually explicit products or services, or providing sexually oriented services

  • Businesses which have been previously owned/operated by current or former OINP business stream nominees

  • If your proposed business will be located in the Greater Toronto Area, the following types are also ineligible.

  • Existing Franchises in Ontario (new foreign franchises expanding into Ontario are permitted)

  • Gas stations

How to proceed?

3 simple and easy steps:

1. Email us Your  CV/Resume, 4-5 sentences about Yourself/Family Situation, If you or your spouse took IELTS – Test results, family in Canada (if any)

* If Business Immigration / Employee Relocation / Investments - Short description of the issue

 

2. We review your documents and appoint a consultant/lawyer to contact you with the brief assessment

 

3. You decide whether to proceed.

 

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