Ontario PNP: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Introduction to OINP

Ontario is a favored destination for immigrants seeking settlement in Canada due to its high population and vibrant economic activities. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) offers immigrants with the right skills and experience a chance to obtain provincial nominations, facilitating the request for permanent residence through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Program Overview

The OINP has been designed to address specific shortages in various areas. It assists potential immigrants in competing, succeeding, settling, and integrating within the community. The program features both base and enhanced streams. Enhanced streams are aligned with the Express Entry Systems, while base streams are not.

Ontario Immigration Categories

Three categories are available for those pursuing permanent residency in Ontario:

Human Capital Category

This category caters to skilled workers, tradespersons, and French-speaking skilled workers. International graduates from an Ontario University with a Master’s or Ph.D. can apply. A job offer or experience is required to apply through this category.

Included Programs:

Applicants receiving nominations through Ontario Express Entry receive an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and are eligible for an Invitation to Apply in the subsequent Express Entry draw. Graduate Streams are not aligned with Express Entry and require creating a profile and registering an expression of interest.

Graduate Streams:

Application Fee: CAD 1,500

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

  1. Check eligibility and register for a One-Key account on the website.
  2. Create a profile, complete the application, and upload documents.
  3. Maintain a valid Express Entry profile for Express Entry streams.
  4. Approved applicants receive a Nomination Approval Letter and an OINP Certificate of Nomination by email.
  5. Express Entry Stream nominees receive an additional 600 CRS points.
  6. Graduate Stream nominees must apply for permanent residence with IRCC.

Employer Job Offer Category

This category comprises three programs:

  1. Foreign Worker Stream: Skilled workers
  2. International Students: Recent graduates of provincial post-secondary institutions
  3. In-Demand Skills Stream: Intermediate skilled workers in specific sectors (agriculture, construction, personal support workers, trucking)

Application Fee: CAD 1500 (outside GTA) / CAD 2000 (within GTA)

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

  1. Create a profile on the OINP e-Filing Portal and register Expression of Interest (EOI).
  2. Highest-ranking candidates receive notification and submit applications within 14 days.

Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot

This pilot is part of the Employer Job Offer Category, designed to attract immigrants to rural communities for labor needs. Applicants with job offers in pilot communities (Chatham-Kent, Belleville, Quinte West, Cornwall) can apply.

Business Category

This category targets individuals starting or buying businesses in Ontario.

Application Fee: CAD 3,500

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

  1. Submit EOI and registration form.
  2. Highest-ranked candidates receive an invitation to apply through OINP e-Filing Portal.
  3. Submit net worth report and verified funds position.

Vancouver Inc. is a leading Canadian immigration service, providing support for those seeking immigration and permanent residency opportunities in Ontario through the OINP. With our expertise in Canadian Immigration laws, we guide you through the process effortlessly. Contact us for a consultation.

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