Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Categories

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

What’s the OINP

On November 21, 2005, the government of Canada and Ontario signed an immigration agreement that included provisions to establish a PNP, which became operational in 2007.




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.

Current OINP categories

Employer/Job Offer

Employer

The Employer Job Offer Stream allows applicants to submit an application to the OINP if they have support from an Ontario Employer.

Foreign Workers

Offers an opportunity for skilled foreign workers with a job offer to permanently live and work in Ontario.

International Students

Applicants can only apply if they have received a permanent full-time job offer from an Ontario employer and have a completed and signed Employer Form to upload as part of the application package.

In-Demand Skills

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) offers an opportunity for in-demand foreign workers with a job in specific occupations in the agricultural and construction sectors offer to permanently live and work in Ontario.

Human Capital

Masters Graduates

Offers an opportunity for international students with a Master’s degree obtained in Ontario to live and work permanently in Ontario.

PhD Graduates

Offers an opportunity for international students with a PhD degree obtained in Canada to live and work permanently in Ontario.

Human Capital/Ontario Express Entry

Ontario Human Capital

to nominate individuals that have qualified for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool

Ontario French-speaking skilled worker

for French-speaking skilled workers who have strong English language abilities and who want to live and work permanently in Ontario.

Ontario Skilled Trades

designed for skilled workers with work experience in an eligible skilled trade who want to live and work permanently in Ontario.

Business

Corporate

helps and supports established international corporations looking to expand into Ontario or buy an existing business.

Entrepreneur

helps individuals from countries outside of Canada to implement a new business idea or buy an existing business in Ontario.

Sources:

Government of Ontario

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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