Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates -8th February, 2018

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates

About Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is an economic immigration program designed to help Ontario meet its labour market and economic development priorities. The program allows Ontario to nominate, for permanent residence, individuals who have the skills and experience to contribute to Ontario’s economy, and assists employers in recruiting and retaining foreign workers.

The OINP is operated by the province of Ontario in partnership with the federal government through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The OINP assesses applications and nominates candidates for permanent residence. Individuals nominated by the OINP can then apply for permanent residence through IRCC, IRCC makes the final decision on each application and issues permanent resident visas to successful applicants.

The OINP is made up of three categories: Business, Employer Job Offer and Human Capital. Each category is comprised of various streams under which applicants may submit an application.

Business Category:

  • Corporate Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream

Employer Job Offer Category:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Human Capital Category:

  • Masters Graduate Stream
  • PhD Graduate Stream
  • Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

Important: Please refer to the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 and its regulations for further details. To the extent that there is any discrepancy between this website and the Act and its regulations, the legislation takes precedence.

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