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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)


Ontario is Canada's most popular landing destination for immigrants from around the world.

As Canada's most populous province, nearly 40 percent of Canadians call Ontario home. Ontario is also home to Canada's capital city, Ottawa, and its largest city, Toronto. In many ways, Ontario is the center of Canada's economic, social, and political life. Ontario's Provincial Nominee Program is called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive an Ontario Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes. The OINP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

Ontario Express Entry

1) Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream 2) Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream 3) Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

General Category (sometimes referred to as Employer Job Offer Category)

1)Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream 2)Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream

International Student Category

1)International Students with a Job Offer Stream 2)International Students - Masters Graduate Stream 3)International Students - PhD Graduate Stream

Business Category

1)Entrepreneur Stream 2)Corporate Stream 3)Investors Category (discontinued)

Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream

This stream enables the OINP to nominate individuals who are eligible to enter the federal Express Entry pool and who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other characteristics to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario's labour market and communities.

This stream enables the OINP to nominate individuals who are eligible to enter the federal Express Entry pool and who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other characteristics to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario's labour market and communities.

The Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream is for French-Speaking skilled workers who have strong English language abilities and who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. This stream enables the OINP to nominate individuals in the Express Entry pool and who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other characteristics to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario's labour market and communities.

Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

The Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades stream targets tradespersons with ongoing or recent experience of working in Ontario.

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