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Information About the New Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program

The new Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program is an immigration program that works in conjunction with Express Entry and enables Ontario to nominate individuals as well as their families for Canadian permanent residence, on the basis that they already have a pre-approved job offer for the province.

Here’s a step-by-step guide for applying to the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program:

Step 1: Apply for Express Entry

The first step is to register for Express Entry. Upon registration, you’ll receive your Express Entry Profile Number and your Job Seeker Validation Code – both are needed to complete your provincial nominee application. In order to qualify, you must also be eligible for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

NOTE: When registering for Express Entry, it’s important to indicate you’d like to reside in either ‘All Provinces and Territories’, or preferably Ontario.

Step 2: The selection process

If you submitted your Express Entry profile after June 1, 2015, and you meet the criteria of the Human Capital Priorities Stream, you will be able to apply for the program. You’ll be selected based on your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, and if you have over 400 points, your profile will automatically be considered for Opportunities Ontario. The best part? You don’t need to do ANYTHING apart from submitting your Express Entry profile.

Step 3: Your application

After submitting your profile, you will receive a PT via Express Entry. This has been described as being very similar to the ITA process. Once you’ve received yours, you’ll then have 45 days to complete and submit your application for the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program through the Human Capital Priorities Stream.

When you submit your Nominee Application form, you must ensure that you have all the necessary supporting documents that are required for your application. You must also indicate which federal immigration program you’d like to be assessed against (either FSWP or CEC).

NOTE: There is an additional fee of $1,500.00 that must be paid to Citizenship and Immigration Canada when applying for the OOPNP. This can be paid via a money order, cashier or certified cheque, or via a postal money order or bank draft payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance.

The application package

Your application is made up of two essential elements; the application form itself, and the required supporting documents.

To learn more about the specific supporting documents you will need, please refer to this guideline.

Upon completion of your application form, you should mail your application, along with all the supporting documents, to:

Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program

Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade

400 University Avenue, Ground Floor

Toronto, ON M7A 2R9

Once OOPNP have received your application, it will be assessed using the Human Capital Priorities Stream eligibility criteria. It will also be checked that you meet the criteria for either the FSWP or CEC.

NOTE: Your assessment may take up to 90 days.

Step 4: Nomination and ITA

If your Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee application is approved, you will receive a notification via your MyCIC account to notify you of your PNP nomination. You will then have 30 days to accept the Ontario nomination via the Express Entry system.

Due to your nomination, you will receive an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Upon receipt, you will have 60 days to apply for permanent resident status.

Are You Interested in the New Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program?

If you interested in immigrating to Canada through the new opportunities Ontario provincial nominee program, we at Visaplace can help. We have helped hundreds of individuals and their families successfully immigrate to Canada through the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.

The first step towards your Ontario Provincial Nominee Program application is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our free immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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Иммиграция в Онтарио — провинциальная программа Канады (ОINP)

Иммигрировать в Канаду можно через одну из провинциальных программ — Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

Претенденты, не набравшие необходимое количество баллов для иммиграции в Канаду по федеральной программе, могут попробовать иммигрировать по одной из 11 провинциальных программ — это несложно и доступно для представителей большого спектра профессий. Также такие программы интересны тем, кто планирует жить и работать в определенной провинции или территории.

Подобная программа действует и в Онтарио — Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Она включает несколько направлений.

Employer Job Offer

Это направление включает потоки для получивших приглашение на работу в Онтарио:

  • Foreign Worker (для высококвалифицированных работников);
  • International Student (для выпускников канадских вузов);
  • In-Demand Skills (для представителей востребованных профессий).

Human Capital — International Graduates

Это направление включает потоки для выпускников вузов:

  • Masters Graduate(для выпускников канадских вузов со степенью магистра);
  • PhD Graduate (для выпускников канадских вузов со степенью доктора наук);

Human Capital — Ontario’s Express Entry

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Это направление включает потоки для получивших приглашение в рамках системы Express Entry:

  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker (для франкоговорящих специалистов);
  • Human Capital Priorities (для квалифицированных специалистов с образованием бакалавра или выше);
  • Skilled Trades (для специалистов востребованных рабочих профессий).

Business

Это направление включает потоки для представителей корпораций и предпринимателей:

  • Corporate (для международных корпораций);
  • Entrepreneur (для предпринимателей, желающих открыть или купить бизнес на территории Онтарио).

Провинция Онтарио — одна из наиболее привлекательных для иммиграции в Канаде. Здесь находится Торонто — крупнейший город в стране и экономический двигатель Канады. Здесь легче найти высокооплачиваемую работу, а также наладить связи благодаря многочисленным диаспорам (включая украинскую и русскую). Также провинция граничит с североамериканскими штатами, и именно на границе со штатом Нью-Йорк находится гордость обеих стран — Ниагарский водопад.

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Opportunities Ontario provincial nominee program

The following is a guide to help explain the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and related information to assist in completing the required forms for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for the employer. Further detailed information about the program and eligibility can be found on the Opportunities Ontario website:

What is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

Opportunities Ontario PNP is Ontario’s first-ever nomination program. The PNP is designed to contribute to job creation, job retention and economic development by attracting new investment, and by helping employers in targeted sectors to attract and retain qualified employees for jobs for which there are currently labour-market needs. The PNP also supports government priorities by facilitating the immigration of professionals in the health care and education sectors.

The PNP is mainly employer-driven. This means that as a prospective nominee, you can only apply if your employer is pre-screened, the position is approved, and your employer provides a nominee application package from the PNP.

However, there are two new streams under the international category that do not require a job offer to qualify:

  • the international PhD graduate stream which allows graduates of a PhD program from one of Ontario’s publicly funded universities without the need a job offer to qualify for the program (other qualifications still apply).
  • the pilot masters graduate stream which allows graduates of a Masters program from one of Ontario’s publicly funded universities without the need a job offer to qualify for the program (other qualifications still apply). Keep in mind that this is only a pilot project — there are time and application limits (max. 1000 applications for all categories) that apply.

Of course, similar to the employer-driven stream, the above two PNP streams have certain requirements that must be met before a nomination can be made. Do read through opportunities Ontario’s websites to make sure you qualify before submitting your application.

The PNP gives Ontario the ability to match immigrants’ skills to Ontario employers’ and labour market needs. It allows Ontario to nominate people for permanent resident status, and have their application fast-tracked by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). CIC will still perform important functions such as security, police and medical checks on all applicants. It’s a different route and process than for immigrants applying directly to the federal government.

What is the application process (PDF)?

With a job offer:

Every individual who wishes to be nominated by opportunities Ontario PNP must have a permanent, full-time job offer. The job offer must be in one of the three skill levels of the National Occupation Code 0, A or B, and this job must first be approved by the PNP.

The PNP application process therefore has two steps: first the pre-screen application (only for employers), and second the nominee application (only for individuals). Only employers pre-approved at the first step can bring forward nominee applicants for step two.

Step one:
  • Employers start the application process by submitting a pre-screen application to the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Detailed information can be found in the employer website at Ontario Immigration.
  • A template for completing section A of the repeat employer pre-screen application (PDF) can be downloaded (a fill-able online form).
    * The repeat employer pre-screen application: The University of Waterloo has nominated several international students and faculty for this program already and has received previous approval. (Be sure to have a copy of your previously approved pre-screen letter available — you will need information from this to include in the application.)
Step two:
  • Pre-approved employers will receive an approval letter, the joint verification form and pre-screen approval certificate from the PNP office.
  • Once in receipt of the approval letter, it will request the employer to have the candidate submit a nominee application package (PDF), including a signed joint verification form between the employer and employee, and the pre-screen position form.
  • Named candidates must go to opportunities Ontario’s website to download the appropriate forms.
Step three:
  • A provincial nomination certificate will be issued for all successful nominees, who must then apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence (PR). The PNP will support all requests for work permits for its nominees.
  • Individuals nominated by Ontario, and accompanying family members, must still satisfy Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) requirements, including medical and background checks (police clearance certificates).
  • Further detailed information for international students; and for skilled worker

Without a job offer:

Every individual who wishes to be nominated by Opportunities Ontario, must meet one of the two international graduate streams’ criteria — either as a masters student or as a PhD student. If all requirements are met and a completed nominee application package, along with the appropriate fees are submitted:

  • A provincial nomination certificate will be issued for all successful nominees
  • Once in receipt of the certificate, the nominee must apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence (PR). The PNP will support all requests for work permits for its nominees.
  • Individuals nominated by Ontario, and their accompanying family members, must still satisfy Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) requirements, including medical and criminal/security checks.
  • Further detailed information for international PhD graduates; and for international masters graduates.

Contact Information:

For guidance on the program and/or completing the required forms for the PNP, contact one of the following:

Opportunities Ontario:
Provincial Nominee Program
Ground Floor, 400 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2R9
Telephone : 1-866-214-6820
Website: www.ontarioimmigration.ca

Human Resources
University of Waterloo
Telephone : 519-888-4567 ext. 35935

Ontario Immigration 2020

Ontario is the most populous province in Canada. Approximately 40 percent of Canadians live in Ontario, and the province is home to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, as well as Toronto, the country’s largest city and primary business and financial centre. Ontario is the economic, social, and political heartland of Canada, and is by far the most popular destination in Canada for new immigrants from around the world. The most multicultural province in Canada, approximately half of the country’s new immigrants settlement in Ontario, and the province includes people from 200 different countries that speak more than 125 languages. The easiest way to immigrate to Ontario is with a provincial nomination under the Canada Express Entry online immigration system.

Express Entry Ontario

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is designed to give select foreign nationals interested in Ontario immigration the opportunity to apply for Canadian permanent residence through an expedited process. Formerly called the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP), the program is for prospective immigrants with the specific skills and experience targeted by the province. There are two different ways to go about getting nominated by the Ontario PNP. Outside of Express Entry, a potential immigrant can contact Immigration Ontario and apply to the OINP directly. If given a provincial nomination, he or she can then create a Canada Express Entry profile and add their Ontario nomination credentials.

People interested in Ontario immigration can also begin the process by creating an Express Entry profile and registering their interest in the province within the system. The Ontario PNP can then contact the person through Express Entry and formally invite them to apply to the immigration program. If an applicant is then given a PNP Ontario nomination the certificate can be transferred to them using Express Entry which will instantaneously increase their score under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) by 600 points. The person will likely then have enough Express Entry Canada CRS points to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) during the next Express Entry draw which takes place every few months. Our experienced Canadian immigration professional can optimize your Express Entry profile for Ontario immigration through the OINP 2020. We can also help you apply to the Ontario PNP program, and once nominated can help you apply to become a permanent resident of Canada. Express Entry speeds up the Ontario immigration process significantly, with most applicants being processed in less than 6 months.

Interested in Ontario immigration? Phone us today for a FREE consultation with an experienced immigration professional.

Provincial Nominee Program Ontario

The basic idea behind the Ontario PNP is simple, it facilitates the immigration process of qualified non-Canadian nationals and accompanying family members (spouse/common-law partner and children) to the province. Officially called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), those accepted by the program are basically set on a fast track to Canada Immigration as a provincial nominee within the Express Entry system.

The Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP) is the first of its kind in the province of Ontario. In addition to providing opportunities to qualified immigrants, the program is also designed to contribute to job creation, job retention, and economic development. Naturally, this happens in a multitude of different ways depending on the specific nominee and the specific category they fall under. For instance, the Entrepreneur Category is aimed to attract new investment to further economic development. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program also furthers the Ontario economy by helping provincial employers attract (and retain) qualified employees. This is especially true of industries and jobs with current labor-market needs. Finally, the Ontario PNP 2020 is designed to support government priorities, especially through the immigration of qualified professionals in the health care and education sectors in particular. With this said, the Provincial Nominee Program Ontario is primarily employer-driven. What this means for you, a prospective nominee, is that you can only apply to the program if your employer is pre-screened. The position also needs to be preapproved and the employer needs to provide a nominee application package from the PNP Ontario.

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program 2020 Streams

There are six categories that those interested in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program can apply under.

OINP categories:

  • General Category
  • International Students Category
  • Corporate Category
  • Entrepreneur Category
  • Human Capital Priorities
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker Category

Each Ontario PNP category has its own individual sets of requirements on who can qualify. Furthermore, each category may have one or more sub-categories. These categories among much else is further broken down and discussed below. This information will then help you decide whether the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP) is right for you.

PNP Ontario General Category

The General Category, as its name implies, is by far the broadest immigration category in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). It allows Ontario employers to recruit foreign employees for approved skills position. These are classified by the Government of Canada as «NOC 0, A, or B Level.» Applications are required from both the employer as well as the foreign national. These applications must show that both parties fully meet all of the eligibility requirements. If all the requirements are met, a nomination of certification may be issued under the General Category of the Ontario PNP.

Applicants must meet several requirements in order to be eligible as a foreign worker under the Provincial Nominee Program Ontario General Category.

Applicant requirements:

  • Must have two years of work experience, within the past five years, in their intended occupation. Or, if applying for a regulated occupation in Ontario, must have the appropriate registration in the province.
  • Work experience only counts if it was paid and verifiable. It can be obtained in Canada or abroad. Volunteer and other unpaid experience does not count. Work experience within Canada will only count if there is proper work authorization.
  • Must have a permanent, full-time job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC Levels 0, A, or B) from an Ontario employers. The employer must also submit an application that must first be approved by Opportunities Ontario. It must remain valid at the time the employee’s application is approved.
  • Must have legal status if living in Canada during application. Refugee claimants and asylum seekers are not eligible for the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program 2020.
  • «Joint Verification» form signed by employer is required. A «Pre-Screen Position» form is also required.

Employers must also meet a wide range of requirements to be eligible under the General Category of the Ontario Nominee Program 2020.

Employer requirements:

  • Business active for at least three years
  • Gross revenue at least $1,000,000 with at least five permanent full-time employees for those companies in Greater Toronto Area. Gross revenue at least $500,000 with at least three permanent full-time employees for companies outside this area.
  • Job must be located inside of the province of Ontario

Finally, the job position itself must meet a number of requirements.

Job requirements:

  • Skilled occupation as defined by government as NOC Level 0, A, or B
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Meet prevailing wage levels for the position in Ontario
  • May not affect the settlement of any labour dispute the company or its employees are involved in
  • May not adversely affect employment or training opportunities for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Position must be necessary for the operation of the company

International Students Category

The International Students Category of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is designed for international students in study aboard programs. The category is broken down into three primary sub-categories. These include the International Student with a Job Offer Stream, International PhD Graduate Stream, and Pilot International Masters Graduate Stream. This OPNP category is extremely popular among recent graduates from the University of Western Ontario (UWO), University of Ottawa, University of Toronto (UofT), Ryerson University, University of Waterloo (UofW), Brock University, McMaster University, Wilfred Laurier University (WLU), University of Guelph, Carleton University, Queen’s University, York University, and University of Windsor.

Pilot International Masters Graduate Stream

The Provincial Nominee Program Ontario International Masters Graduate Stream is only a pilot program. A maximum of only 1,000 applicants will be accepted. Though students applying in this sub-category do not need a job offer, they must meet an extensive list of requirements.

Applicant requirements:

  • Intention to live and work in Ontario
  • Graduated from an existing Masters program at an eligible publicly funded university in Ontario
  • One academic year must be completed on a full-time basis
  • Application must be submitted no later than two years from the date of completion of Masters degree. It can be submitted as early as during the student’s last semester of study in the program.
  • Must be currently residing in Ontario with legal status. Refugee claimants and asylum seekers are not eligible.
  • High proficiency in English or French.
  • Minimum level of savings/income. Enough to support themselves as well as any of their dependents.
  • Must have resided in Ontario for at least one full year during the past two years
  • Must not have plans for further studies in Ontario as main activity. However, further study is allowed as it related to regulated occupations in the province.

International PhD Students Stream

Like the International Masters Students Stream, those students applying for the International PhD Students Stream do not need a job offer. There also several requirements that must be met for this sub-category of the Ontario PNP.

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Applicant requirements:

  • Must have graduated from an existing PhD program at an eligible publicly funded university in Ontario. Or successfully competed all of the degree requirements for such a program (and are awaiting their degree). Or, finally, have at least two years of completed PhD studies at an eligible publicly funded university in Ontario.
  • Application must be submitted no later than two years from the date PhD was received.
  • Applicant must have legal status if living in Canada.

International Student with a Job Offer Stream

Under the OINP 2020, there are several requirements for international students with an approved job offer from a Canadian employer.

Applicant requirements:

  • At least half of studies must have been in Canada. Must have already graduated or be graduating soon from a publicly funded college or university in Canada.
  • Must have completed a two-year degree or diploma program (or longer) on a full-time basis. Or must have completed a one-year post-graduate degree or certificate program (or longer). The second option requires a previous degree or diploma that may be earned from Canada or abroad.
  • Must have acquired a permanent, full-time job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC Levels 0, A, or B). Employer in question must also submit an application to Opportunities Ontario. The offer must be approved and remain valid at time student’s application is approved. (Job offer does not need to be in same field as the student’s degree or diploma).
  • Application must be submitted no later than two years after the date that the student received their Canadian degree or diploma. It can be submitted as early as the last semester of the student’s studies.
  • Application must have legal status if living in Canada. A «Joint Verification» form and a «Pre-Screen Position» form are also required from the employer.

Ontario Corporate Stream

The Ontario PNP Corporate Stream was introduced in fall 2015 to help establish and support international corporations interested in expanding into Ontario either by opening or buying a business in the province. Through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Corporate Stream, important employees of the foreign corporation can be nominated for Canadian permanent resident status once the business has been successfully setup in the province. In order to participate in the OINP 2020 Corporate Category, several requirements must be satisfied.

Eligibility:

  • The corporation must invest $5 million or more in the new or existing Ontario business
  • Five permanent, full-time jobs must be created for Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents for each OINP nomination made under this category
  • Employees seeking an Ontario Nominee Program nomination via this stream must be employed by the corporation and be key to the operation of the company in Ontario
  • Nominated staff members have 24 months to demonstrate a minimum English language requirement in accordance with nomination criteria
  • The international business must be well established with a proven track record over the past 36 months or longer

Before being nominated by Ontario for Canada PR status, key employees of the corporation can obtain two-year Temporary Work Permits from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) allowing them to build the business in Ontario while not yet being permanent residents. The OINP will work with the corporation to establish a Performance Agreement that outlines performance commitments and time-frames for the Ontario enterprise. Successful provincial nominations for key staff members will be conditional on meeting these commitments. A maximum of 5 people can be nominated under this OINP stream for each Ontario business purchased or created by a foreign corporation.

Ontario Entrepreneur Stream

In fall 2015, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program investor component was closed and the OINP Entrepreneur category was officially introduced. The Ontario PNP Entrepreneur stream is designed to help foreigners buy a business in the province or create a brand new Ontario company. Once the business has been established, entrepreneurs can then be nominated by Immigration Ontario for Canadian permanent residency under the OINP Entrepreneur stream. In order to qualify for the Ontario Nominee Program 2020 Entrepreneur stream, a list of requirements must be met.

Eligibility:

  • Each prospective nominee must make a $500,000 minimum investment in the Province of Ontario. If the business is located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) the investment criteria increases to a minimum investment of $1,000,000 unless the business is in the digital media or information and communications technology (ICT) sectors. If the entrepreneur has a business partner who would also like to qualify under this OINP stream, he or she must also make the required minimum investment of either $500 thousand or $1 million. Please note: all monetary amounts are in Canadian dollars (CAD) not US dollars (USD).
  • Each prospective nominee must have an $800,000 minimum net worth. If the business is located in the Greater Toronto Area this minimum net worth requirement increases to $1,500,000 unless the business is in the Digital Media or ICT industry.
  • Buying or creating the Ontario business must create two permanent, full-time employment positions for Canadian permanent residents or citizens
  • The entrepreneur along with his or her business partner (if applicable) will have 24 months to satisfy minimum program requirements in order to receive a Canada PR nomination from the Province of Ontario
  • The entrepreneur must have a minimum of 3 years of senior management or business ownership experience in the past 5 years

When opening a new business in Ontario, or buying an existing business, the entrepreneur must own and control at least a 33.3% equity share in the endeavor in order to qualify under this PNP Ontario stream. As part of the application process, the viability of the business plan will be assessed by Immigration Ontario officials, and a performance agreement will be required outlying key investment and job creation commitments that need to be met within 2 years in order for the OINP to proceed with a provincial nomination. Please note: the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program considers businesses to be located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) if they are in the City of Toronto or in the Durham, Halton, Peel, or York regions.

Human Capital Priorities Stream

The PNP Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream is a new OINP category that allows the province to select potential immigrants from the Express Entry pool that have the necessary skilled work experience, language ability, characteristics, and education to bring value to the Ontario labour market. The Ontario PNP will search through Express Entry profiles that have indicated an interest in Ontario immigration and have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 400 points, and will then send a Notication of Interest to individuals who meet the criteria of this stream.

People who receive a PT Notification of Interest (NOI) from the Province of Ontario through their MyCIC account will then have 45 days to apply to the Ontario PNP Stream. To be eligible under the OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream, an applicant must satisfy all the criteria listed below.

Applicant requirements:

  • Education — All candidates must have a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree from Canada, or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report indicating that their foreign education is the equivalent of such
  • Language Proficiency — All candidates must have read, write, listen, and speak in either English or French at a language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7, as proven by a standardised language test recognized by the Government of Ontario
  • Work Experience — All candidates are required to have a minimum of 12 months of continuous full-time employment in a National Occupation Classification (NOC) level 0, A, or B occupation in the five years prior to the date of the Ontario Notication of Interest. An equal amount of part-time paid work experience (1560 hours) will suffice for this requirement. Applicants who wish to be assessed against the Canada Experience Class criteria are required to have at least 12 months of cumulative full-time employment (or the equilvament number of hours of part-time experience) within the past three years instead of five.
  • Express Entry score — All applicants must have a Canada Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System score of 400 points or greater, and this score must remain throughout provincial and federal processing
  • Intention to Live in Ontario — All candidates for Ontario immigration to intend to reside in the province
  • Funds for Settlement — All PNP Ontario candidates must have a sufficient amount of unencumbered funds that can be used to cover moving to the province and getting settled. These funds must be demonstrated by bank statements.

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream is aligned with Canada’s Express Entry selection system and enables prospective immigrants that speak French to move to Ontario. People that register for Express Entry, enter the Federal Skilled Worker Program or Canada Experience Class pool, and indicate an interest in Ontario immigration may be eligible for the OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream if they satisfy all the criteria below.

Applicant requirements:

  • Education — Candidates must possess of Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or Ph.D. degree from a Canadian institution, or the equivalent from a foreign school along with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) indicating that the education is equivalent to a Canadian degree
  • French Language Ability — Applicants must have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 or higher in French, and 6 of higher in English, which must be demonstrated by a Government of Canada and Ontario approved standardised language test
  • Work Experience — Candidates applying through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) must have at least 1 year of paid work experience in an NOC level 0, A, or B occupation in the past 60 months. Candidates applying through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment in an NOC 0, A, or B level occupation in the past 36 months.
  • Ontario immigration intention — All immigrants through this ON PNP channel must intend to reside in the province and should demonstrate this intention through a statement of intent and proof of ties to Ontario.
  • Settlement Money — Applicants should have enough money to adequately settle in the province, which should be supported by bank statements

Potential immigrants who receive a PT NOI from the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program in their MyCIC account will be given 45 days in which to apply to the OINP. If nominated by the Ontario PNP program, the candidate will then have 30 days to accept the Ontario nomination from within Express Entry, which is worth 600 CRS points.

Investors Category (Closed)

Update: In fall 2015 the Ontario investor program was officially closed and two new OINP categories were introduced — the Ontario entrepreneur program, and the Ontario business program for corporations. Ontario investor immigration applications received by October 29, 2015, will be processed normally, but no new investor category applications will be accepted by the Ontario PNP after this date. Consequently, people interested in business immigration to Ontario should consider the new OINP entrepreneur stream, which is detailed above.

The final category of the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (ON PNP) is the Investors Category. This category is designed to give companies that make an investment in Ontario the ability to recruit and retain important employees. The program allows these important employees to immigrate to Canada, ensuring the company’s investment in the process. All applicants to this category must be integral to the functioning of the company in question.

Simply put, investments must be of significant importance to Ontario to qualify under the Investors Category. They must also create new jobs for Ontarians. Furthermore, new investments and expansions to current operations are also eligible. The investments must meet all of the requirements listed below to be eligible for the Ontario Nominee Program 2020.

Investment requirements:

  • Must receive official endorsement from another Ontario ministry at the Deputy Minister level
  • Amount of investment must be at least $3,000,000
  • Must create at least five net permanent full-time jobs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Ontario
  • Must comply with Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

At the same time that the investment itself has a list of requirements, so do the employees applying to the program.

Applications must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be actively involved in the management of the business
  • Must control at least 33.3% of the business’s equity. Or make a minimum of a $1 million investment in the business.
  • Must not have the option of redeeming investment after a certain period
  • Must invest the capital in the business. However, investment can’t be for the primary purpose of deriving interest, dividends, or capital gains.

Ontario Immigration 2020

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is consistently changing in an effort to meet the evolving economic and labour market needs of Ontario’s economy. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020 has many improvements, making the Ontario immigration process more efficient than ever before. The program no longer accepts incomplete applications from employers or potential nominees, and any illegible or incorrect application forms will be promptly returned to the applicant. The OINP has a base stream allocation of a set number of nominations for each calendar year, and once this allocation has been exhausted the program will cease issuing nominations under the capped stream. For Ontario PNP Express Entry news and program changes please return to this page frequently.

How to Apply to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

If you are considering applying to the Ontario PNP, then it is very important that you first understand the ins and outs of the application process. Though it might seem complex at first, it is actually very simple and straightforward. The information below will point you in the right direction when it comes time to apply.

With a Job Offer

By far the easiest and most efficient way to apply to the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP) is with a job offer. In fact, the vast majority of nominations are offered only to those with job offers within Ontario. However, not just any job offer from any job will do. It must be a full-time, permanent job offer in one of the three skill levels of the National Occupation Code 0, A, or B. Finally, the job must first be approved by Immigration Ontario before you can apply.

With that said, the 2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program or OINP can be broken down into two main steps. The first is the pre-screen application. This is only for employers. The second is the nominee application. This is only for individuals. Only after the employer’s pre-screen application is approved can the nominee submit their application.

Step One: Pre-Screen Application
The employer in question starts the application process by submitting a pre-screen application. The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration then reviews this application. Contact us for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to complete the employer-specific forms for the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program.

Step Two: Nominee Application
Employers will receive an approval letter after their pre-screen application is reviewed and approved. The employer will receive a pre-screen approval certificate as well as a joint verification form from the Ontario Nominee Program office. The employer will then have their prospective employee submit the nominee application package. This must include the joint verification form and the pre-screen form. The forms required are available for named candidates at the Opportunities Ontario website.

Step Three: Provincial Nomination
All successful nominees will receive a provincial nomination certificate. Nominees must then apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for Permanent Residence. The Provincial Nominee Program supports all requests for work permits for its nominees. Those individuals nominated by Ontario, as well as their accompanying family members, must still meet Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements. These include medical and background checks as well as police clearance certificates.

Without a Job Offer

Applying and being accepted to the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program is slightly more difficult without a job offer. However, it is definitely still possible. Those interested in applying to the program without a job offer must meet the criteria for one of the two International Graduate Streams. These include the PhD Student Stream and the Masters Student Stream.

After a student meets all the requirements and submits the completed nominee package (along with the required fees), they are awarded a provincial nominee certificate. With the certificate, the nominee is now able to apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for Permanent Residence.

Once again, individuals that are nominated by Ontario in one of the two International Student Categories must still be able to meet Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements. These include medical and criminal/security checks. Accompanying family members must also meet all criteria.

Benefits of the Ontario PNP 2020

The benefits of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020 are numerous. You have probably already gleaned a lot of them from the information discussed above.

Simply put, the Ontario PNP as well as Provincial Nominee Programs in other Canadian provinces ensure that good people immigrant to Canada. Although 55% to 60% of Ontario’s entire immigrant population came to the province without this program, it does ensure that skilled workers desperately needed in certain industries and employment sectors get fast-tracked approval.

Indeed, this is the number one benefit of the program. An enormous amount of time is saved in the immigration application process. The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP) makes decisions within 60 days. The next step of the process usually takes between 7 and 8 months. Sure, it might still seem like a long time, but it is absolutely fast compared to the normal 17 to 32 month processing time. In many cases, prepared applicants are able to receive work permits in as little as 6 months time.

Another major benefit for applicants is that they are not required to take the Federal language test when applying for the Provincial Nominee Program. Instead, they are allowed to demonstrate proficiency in another way.

Finally, Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program gives candidates the ability to leave the province during the application process. As long as candidates have shown that they have a serious intention of staying and working in Ontario after their Permanent Residence status is obtained, they are allowed to move freely around Canada.

How to Immigrate to Toronto

Individuals and families interested in Toronto immigration should consider submitting an Expression of Interest or EOI to the Ontario PNP 2020. To begin the process, you can submit a completed OINP Express Entry Self-Assessment Form that includes your Express Entry Key #. Candidates who are a good fit will then be invited to apply to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020. The various eligibility selection factors and corresponding points are provided on the form, making the self-assessment very easy for a person to fill out without the assistance of a lawyer. The Ontario Nominee Program application and Canadian permanent residency application are significantly more complex, however, and many people retain the services of a qualified Canada immigration lawyer to help prepare these more difficult applications. To stay up-to-date on Ontario immigration news including new rules and regulations, please check this web page for regular updates.

Ontario Express Entry Program — How to Immigrate to Ontario

The Ontario PNP is a great program for anyone interested in moving to the Canadian province permanently to look into. Of course, it does not apply to everybody, but those that it does apply to will greatly benefit from a nomination. Occasionally referred to as the Toronto PNP since most people immigrating to Ontario settle in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the PNP Ontario immigration Express Entry program is one of the fastest ways to move to Canada permanently.

At the same time that the program allows foreign workers to live and work in Ontario, it also allows the province to attract the skilled labor force it needs to prosper and grow the economy as well as to stay competitive in the global market. Indeed, the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program has been very successful since its inauguration. So much so that Ontario is continuously working for ways to improve the program to achieve even more effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity.

Simply put, Ontario is committed to the long-term success of its Provincial Nominee Program. You can rest assured that the program will be around for years to come and that it will continue to improve during this time. It will continue to benefit individuals, employers, and the province itself into the future. To facilitate even more growth, new Provincial Nominee Program Ontario streams are continuing to open up, such as the International PhD Graduate Stream and the Pilot Masters Graduate Stream which recently opened under the International Students Category. New Ontario Express Entry categories are also opening, so check back on this website often for the latest Ontario immigration news and information.

In order to obtain a Canada Permanent Resident Visa through the 2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, you must first be selected for a provincial nomination and then selected again by the Government of Canada through an Express Entry draw. In order to initially receive the Ontario nomination, you must be selected via an OINP EOI draw after submitting an Expression of Interest to the province. Being nominated at the provincial level will add 600 points to your Canada Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking Score, also called the Express Entry CRS. This will greatly increase your likelihood of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency through the federal immigration system. For more information about Ontario Provincial Nominee Program checklist and requirement updates, please visit the official Ontario immigration website here.

Ontario PNP 2020 Processing Times

The Ontario PNP processing time 2020 can vary depending on a variety of factors including EOI and application submission volume. For an approximation of the current Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020 processing time, please give us a call (we offer free consultations). Thanks to the Ontario PNP Express Entry integration, Canadian permanent resident applications for prospective immigrants with an Ontario nomination are frequently processed within 6 months. The process is now more efficient than ever, and Ontario PNP Express Entry candidates can even monitor their permanent residency application status online through the federal system. CIC Ontario nominated candidates will also be selected to apply for permanent residency significantly quicker than similar candidates in the Express Entry pool without a job offer or provincial nomination.

In addition to helping foreign nationals apply to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020, a Canadian immigration law firm can help qualified Canadian employers apply to become «approved Ontario employers» under the OINP. A professionally prepared 2020 Ontario PNP Employer Pre-Screen application can maximize the chances of being successfully approved by the OINP as an employer.

There is no deadline to apply to Ontario’s PNP as the program never closes and new applications will be assessed year-round. Please note that Ontario Express Entry and Ontario Nominee Program criteria may change without notice at any time. Since applications are always assessed according to current criteria, it is helpful to work with an immigration professional who is up-to- date on all OINP 2020 changes.

We can professionally prepare your 2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program application to maximize your chances of success, and can help you apply for Canada PR online to ensure the process is as fast and efficient as possible. OINP procedural guidelines require Ontario Express Entry applicants to have an Express Entry Profile Number as well as a Job Seeker Validation Code.

Ontario Cities

Toronto immigration and Ottawa immigration are very popular among ON PNP candidates, although Immigrant Nominee Program Ontario participants settle all across the province.

Largest cities in Ontario:

  • Toronto (including Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Burlington, Oakville, Barrie, Pickering, Vaughan, and Oshawa)
  • Ottawa (including Kanata)
  • Hamilton
  • Kitchener-Waterloo (including Cambridge)
  • London, Ontario
  • St. Catharines — Niagara
  • Windsor
  • Guelph
  • Kingston
  • Sudbury
  • Brantford
  • Peterborough
  • Sarnia
  • Belleville
  • North Bay

Unlike many Canadian provinces, the Ontario nominee program does not operate under an Expression of Interest model (also called an EOI system) which means that applications are accepted directly by the program without prior communication needed. Combined with the CIC Express Entry online immigration system, the ON PNP is the fastest way to immigrate to Ontario. Processing times for Express Entry Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP) applications are typically processed in less than half a year.

Interested in Ontario immigration through the OINP? Contact us now for more information.

Information About the New Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program

The new Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program is an immigration program that works in conjunction with Express Entry and enables Ontario to nominate individuals as well as their families for Canadian permanent residence, on the basis that they already have a pre-approved job offer for the province.

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Here’s a step-by-step guide for applying to the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program:

Step 1: Apply for Express Entry

The first step is to register for Express Entry. Upon registration, you’ll receive your Express Entry Profile Number and your Job Seeker Validation Code – both are needed to complete your provincial nominee application. In order to qualify, you must also be eligible for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

NOTE: When registering for Express Entry, it’s important to indicate you’d like to reside in either ‘All Provinces and Territories’, or preferably Ontario.

Step 2: The selection process

If you submitted your Express Entry profile after June 1, 2015, and you meet the criteria of the Human Capital Priorities Stream, you will be able to apply for the program. You’ll be selected based on your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, and if you have over 400 points, your profile will automatically be considered for Opportunities Ontario. The best part? You don’t need to do ANYTHING apart from submitting your Express Entry profile.

Step 3: Your application

After submitting your profile, you will receive a PT via Express Entry. This has been described as being very similar to the ITA process. Once you’ve received yours, you’ll then have 45 days to complete and submit your application for the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program through the Human Capital Priorities Stream.

When you submit your Nominee Application form, you must ensure that you have all the necessary supporting documents that are required for your application. You must also indicate which federal immigration program you’d like to be assessed against (either FSWP or CEC).

NOTE: There is an additional fee of $1,500.00 that must be paid to Citizenship and Immigration Canada when applying for the OOPNP. This can be paid via a money order, cashier or certified cheque, or via a postal money order or bank draft payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance.

The application package

Your application is made up of two essential elements; the application form itself, and the required supporting documents.

To learn more about the specific supporting documents you will need, please refer to this guideline.

Upon completion of your application form, you should mail your application, along with all the supporting documents, to:

Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program

Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade

400 University Avenue, Ground Floor

Toronto, ON M7A 2R9

Once OOPNP have received your application, it will be assessed using the Human Capital Priorities Stream eligibility criteria. It will also be checked that you meet the criteria for either the FSWP or CEC.

NOTE: Your assessment may take up to 90 days.

Step 4: Nomination and ITA

If your Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee application is approved, you will receive a notification via your MyCIC account to notify you of your PNP nomination. You will then have 30 days to accept the Ontario nomination via the Express Entry system.

Due to your nomination, you will receive an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Upon receipt, you will have 60 days to apply for permanent resident status.

Are You Interested in the New Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program?

If you interested in immigrating to Canada through the new opportunities Ontario provincial nominee program, we at Visaplace can help. We have helped hundreds of individuals and their families successfully immigrate to Canada through the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.

The first step towards your Ontario Provincial Nominee Program application is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our free immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

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New Immigration Opportunities for Graduates through Ontario

February 21, 2020 by CIC News

Many international graduates from publicly-funded universities in Ontario now have a further option for permanent immigration. The International Student — Masters Graduate and International Student — PhD Graduate streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) reopened on February 21, 2020. This is the first time these two streams have opened since a temporary pause took effect on May 9, 2020.

In reopening these two streams that target talented and highly-educated individuals, the Ontario government is recognizing that international graduates are desirable as future newcomers to the province. Having already established themselves in the province through their studies, and in many cases through employment, international graduates may find themselves in a prime position to settle and integrate successfully into Ontario’s labour market and society.

One of the most attractive characteristics of these OINP streams is that a candidate does not require a job offer in order to be eligible. Moreover, a candidate does not have to be residing in Ontario at the time of application. While this was previously the case for candidates under the International PhD Graduate category, it represents a new and more relaxed criterion for International Masters Graduate candidates.

Previously, candidates under this latter stream were required to be living in Ontario at the time of application. International PhD Graduate candidates may be residing anywhere in Canada or outside Canada; International Masters Graduate candidates may be residing outside Canada (however, if they are residing in Canada but outside Ontario, they are not eligible to apply).

Successful applicants to these two streams receive a ‘base’ provincial nomination certificate, putting them in a position to submit an application for permanent residence to the federal government. The term ‘base’ refers to the fact that the streams are not aligned with the federal Express Entry system, but still provide a route to Canadian permanent resident status.

Another popular stream of the OINP, the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, also reopened on February 21. This stream issues Notifications of Interest to candidates in the Express Entry pool whose profiles meet the province’s requirements. To learn more about the opening of the Human Capital Priorities Stream, consult this comprehensive article.

New online application process

The government of Ontario has introduced an online application system, with the goal of making it easier to apply while also improving customer service and processing times. Applicants to the International Masters Graduate and International PhD Graduate streams may submit an application online as of February 21.

Eligibility requirements

International Masters Graduates PhD Graduates
Must intend to live and work in Ontario Must intend to live and work in Ontario
Must have graduated from an existing Master’s program at an eligible publicly funded university in Ontario
  • The program of study must have been at least one year in length and must have been completed on a full-time basis
Must have successfully completed all PhD program requirements at an eligible publicly-funded university in Ontario

  • At least two years of PhD studies must have been completed at the Ontario university
Must submit the application within two years of the date on which the Masters degree was granted Must submit the application within two years of the date on which the PhD was granted Must have legal status (i.e. study permit, work permit, visitor record) if living in Ontario at the time of the application

  • Applicants may be living outside Canada at the time of application; however, individuals living in Canada but outside Ontario are ineligible to apply
  • Candidates do not need to have legal status in Canada if they are applying from outside Canada
Must have legal status (i.e. study permit, work permit, visitor record) if living in Canada at the time of the application

  • Applicants to this stream do not have to be living in Canada at the time of application
  • Candidates do not need to have legal status in Canada if they are applying from outside Canada
Must demonstrate an adequate intermediate proficiency level in English or French of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above in all four competencies (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) Must be able to show a minimum level of savings and/or income in order to support themselves and their dependents Must show that they have resided in Ontario for at least 12 cumulative months in the 24 months before submitting an application

International students and post-graduate workers in Canada can join the CanadaVisa Study Hub to access a range of tools and resources to assist in studying, working, and settling in Canada permanently.

To learn more about your Canadian immigration options through the OINP, as well as other Canadian immigration programs, please fill out a free online assessment today.

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Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program

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Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program

What is Opportunities Ontario?

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program allows the province to select economic immigrants to help Ontario grow and prosper. The program is mandated under the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA).

What’s changed?

International PhD graduates of Ontario’s publicly-funded universities no longer need an offer of employment to apply to the program and ultimately become permanent residents. Federal requirements for permanent residence, such as medical and security checks, remain.

What remains the same?

Employers can continue to recruit foreign workers and international students, including those graduates in Masters and undergraduate programs to meet their human resource needs. All positions must be permanent and full-time in skilled occupations including management, professional, and high skilled trades.

Investors who invest at least $3 million in Ontario and create at least five permanent, full time jobs for Ontarians can recruit foreign workers to ensure the long-term success of their investment.

Qualified individuals are nominated by Ontario for expedited permanent residence from the federal government and must meet Citizenship and Immigration Canada admissions requirements such as medical and security checks.

Ontario Immigration 2020

Ontario is the most populous province in Canada. Approximately 40 percent of Canadians live in Ontario, and the province is home to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, as well as Toronto, the country’s largest city and primary business and financial centre. Ontario is the economic, social, and political heartland of Canada, and is by far the most popular destination in Canada for new immigrants from around the world. The most multicultural province in Canada, approximately half of the country’s new immigrants settlement in Ontario, and the province includes people from 200 different countries that speak more than 125 languages. The easiest way to immigrate to Ontario is with a provincial nomination under the Canada Express Entry online immigration system.

Express Entry Ontario

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is designed to give select foreign nationals interested in Ontario immigration the opportunity to apply for Canadian permanent residence through an expedited process. Formerly called the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP), the program is for prospective immigrants with the specific skills and experience targeted by the province. There are two different ways to go about getting nominated by the Ontario PNP. Outside of Express Entry, a potential immigrant can contact Immigration Ontario and apply to the OINP directly. If given a provincial nomination, he or she can then create a Canada Express Entry profile and add their Ontario nomination credentials.

People interested in Ontario immigration can also begin the process by creating an Express Entry profile and registering their interest in the province within the system. The Ontario PNP can then contact the person through Express Entry and formally invite them to apply to the immigration program. If an applicant is then given a PNP Ontario nomination the certificate can be transferred to them using Express Entry which will instantaneously increase their score under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) by 600 points. The person will likely then have enough Express Entry Canada CRS points to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) during the next Express Entry draw which takes place every few months. Our experienced Canadian immigration professional can optimize your Express Entry profile for Ontario immigration through the OINP 2020. We can also help you apply to the Ontario PNP program, and once nominated can help you apply to become a permanent resident of Canada. Express Entry speeds up the Ontario immigration process significantly, with most applicants being processed in less than 6 months.

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Provincial Nominee Program Ontario

The basic idea behind the Ontario PNP is simple, it facilitates the immigration process of qualified non-Canadian nationals and accompanying family members (spouse/common-law partner and children) to the province. Officially called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), those accepted by the program are basically set on a fast track to Canada Immigration as a provincial nominee within the Express Entry system.

The Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP) is the first of its kind in the province of Ontario. In addition to providing opportunities to qualified immigrants, the program is also designed to contribute to job creation, job retention, and economic development. Naturally, this happens in a multitude of different ways depending on the specific nominee and the specific category they fall under. For instance, the Entrepreneur Category is aimed to attract new investment to further economic development. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program also furthers the Ontario economy by helping provincial employers attract (and retain) qualified employees. This is especially true of industries and jobs with current labor-market needs. Finally, the Ontario PNP 2020 is designed to support government priorities, especially through the immigration of qualified professionals in the health care and education sectors in particular. With this said, the Provincial Nominee Program Ontario is primarily employer-driven. What this means for you, a prospective nominee, is that you can only apply to the program if your employer is pre-screened. The position also needs to be preapproved and the employer needs to provide a nominee application package from the PNP Ontario.

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program 2020 Streams

There are six categories that those interested in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program can apply under.

OINP categories:

  • General Category
  • International Students Category
  • Corporate Category
  • Entrepreneur Category
  • Human Capital Priorities
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker Category

Each Ontario PNP category has its own individual sets of requirements on who can qualify. Furthermore, each category may have one or more sub-categories. These categories among much else is further broken down and discussed below. This information will then help you decide whether the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP) is right for you.

PNP Ontario General Category

The General Category, as its name implies, is by far the broadest immigration category in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). It allows Ontario employers to recruit foreign employees for approved skills position. These are classified by the Government of Canada as «NOC 0, A, or B Level.» Applications are required from both the employer as well as the foreign national. These applications must show that both parties fully meet all of the eligibility requirements. If all the requirements are met, a nomination of certification may be issued under the General Category of the Ontario PNP.

Applicants must meet several requirements in order to be eligible as a foreign worker under the Provincial Nominee Program Ontario General Category.

Applicant requirements:

  • Must have two years of work experience, within the past five years, in their intended occupation. Or, if applying for a regulated occupation in Ontario, must have the appropriate registration in the province.
  • Work experience only counts if it was paid and verifiable. It can be obtained in Canada or abroad. Volunteer and other unpaid experience does not count. Work experience within Canada will only count if there is proper work authorization.
  • Must have a permanent, full-time job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC Levels 0, A, or B) from an Ontario employers. The employer must also submit an application that must first be approved by Opportunities Ontario. It must remain valid at the time the employee’s application is approved.
  • Must have legal status if living in Canada during application. Refugee claimants and asylum seekers are not eligible for the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program 2020.
  • «Joint Verification» form signed by employer is required. A «Pre-Screen Position» form is also required.

Employers must also meet a wide range of requirements to be eligible under the General Category of the Ontario Nominee Program 2020.

Employer requirements:

  • Business active for at least three years
  • Gross revenue at least $1,000,000 with at least five permanent full-time employees for those companies in Greater Toronto Area. Gross revenue at least $500,000 with at least three permanent full-time employees for companies outside this area.
  • Job must be located inside of the province of Ontario

Finally, the job position itself must meet a number of requirements.

Job requirements:

  • Skilled occupation as defined by government as NOC Level 0, A, or B
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Meet prevailing wage levels for the position in Ontario
  • May not affect the settlement of any labour dispute the company or its employees are involved in
  • May not adversely affect employment or training opportunities for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Position must be necessary for the operation of the company

International Students Category

The International Students Category of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is designed for international students in study aboard programs. The category is broken down into three primary sub-categories. These include the International Student with a Job Offer Stream, International PhD Graduate Stream, and Pilot International Masters Graduate Stream. This OPNP category is extremely popular among recent graduates from the University of Western Ontario (UWO), University of Ottawa, University of Toronto (UofT), Ryerson University, University of Waterloo (UofW), Brock University, McMaster University, Wilfred Laurier University (WLU), University of Guelph, Carleton University, Queen’s University, York University, and University of Windsor.

Pilot International Masters Graduate Stream

The Provincial Nominee Program Ontario International Masters Graduate Stream is only a pilot program. A maximum of only 1,000 applicants will be accepted. Though students applying in this sub-category do not need a job offer, they must meet an extensive list of requirements.

Applicant requirements:

  • Intention to live and work in Ontario
  • Graduated from an existing Masters program at an eligible publicly funded university in Ontario
  • One academic year must be completed on a full-time basis
  • Application must be submitted no later than two years from the date of completion of Masters degree. It can be submitted as early as during the student’s last semester of study in the program.
  • Must be currently residing in Ontario with legal status. Refugee claimants and asylum seekers are not eligible.
  • High proficiency in English or French.
  • Minimum level of savings/income. Enough to support themselves as well as any of their dependents.
  • Must have resided in Ontario for at least one full year during the past two years
  • Must not have plans for further studies in Ontario as main activity. However, further study is allowed as it related to regulated occupations in the province.
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International PhD Students Stream

Like the International Masters Students Stream, those students applying for the International PhD Students Stream do not need a job offer. There also several requirements that must be met for this sub-category of the Ontario PNP.

Applicant requirements:

  • Must have graduated from an existing PhD program at an eligible publicly funded university in Ontario. Or successfully competed all of the degree requirements for such a program (and are awaiting their degree). Or, finally, have at least two years of completed PhD studies at an eligible publicly funded university in Ontario.
  • Application must be submitted no later than two years from the date PhD was received.
  • Applicant must have legal status if living in Canada.

International Student with a Job Offer Stream

Under the OINP 2020, there are several requirements for international students with an approved job offer from a Canadian employer.

Applicant requirements:

  • At least half of studies must have been in Canada. Must have already graduated or be graduating soon from a publicly funded college or university in Canada.
  • Must have completed a two-year degree or diploma program (or longer) on a full-time basis. Or must have completed a one-year post-graduate degree or certificate program (or longer). The second option requires a previous degree or diploma that may be earned from Canada or abroad.
  • Must have acquired a permanent, full-time job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC Levels 0, A, or B). Employer in question must also submit an application to Opportunities Ontario. The offer must be approved and remain valid at time student’s application is approved. (Job offer does not need to be in same field as the student’s degree or diploma).
  • Application must be submitted no later than two years after the date that the student received their Canadian degree or diploma. It can be submitted as early as the last semester of the student’s studies.
  • Application must have legal status if living in Canada. A «Joint Verification» form and a «Pre-Screen Position» form are also required from the employer.

Ontario Corporate Stream

The Ontario PNP Corporate Stream was introduced in fall 2015 to help establish and support international corporations interested in expanding into Ontario either by opening or buying a business in the province. Through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Corporate Stream, important employees of the foreign corporation can be nominated for Canadian permanent resident status once the business has been successfully setup in the province. In order to participate in the OINP 2020 Corporate Category, several requirements must be satisfied.

Eligibility:

  • The corporation must invest $5 million or more in the new or existing Ontario business
  • Five permanent, full-time jobs must be created for Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents for each OINP nomination made under this category
  • Employees seeking an Ontario Nominee Program nomination via this stream must be employed by the corporation and be key to the operation of the company in Ontario
  • Nominated staff members have 24 months to demonstrate a minimum English language requirement in accordance with nomination criteria
  • The international business must be well established with a proven track record over the past 36 months or longer

Before being nominated by Ontario for Canada PR status, key employees of the corporation can obtain two-year Temporary Work Permits from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) allowing them to build the business in Ontario while not yet being permanent residents. The OINP will work with the corporation to establish a Performance Agreement that outlines performance commitments and time-frames for the Ontario enterprise. Successful provincial nominations for key staff members will be conditional on meeting these commitments. A maximum of 5 people can be nominated under this OINP stream for each Ontario business purchased or created by a foreign corporation.

Ontario Entrepreneur Stream

In fall 2015, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program investor component was closed and the OINP Entrepreneur category was officially introduced. The Ontario PNP Entrepreneur stream is designed to help foreigners buy a business in the province or create a brand new Ontario company. Once the business has been established, entrepreneurs can then be nominated by Immigration Ontario for Canadian permanent residency under the OINP Entrepreneur stream. In order to qualify for the Ontario Nominee Program 2020 Entrepreneur stream, a list of requirements must be met.

Eligibility:

  • Each prospective nominee must make a $500,000 minimum investment in the Province of Ontario. If the business is located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) the investment criteria increases to a minimum investment of $1,000,000 unless the business is in the digital media or information and communications technology (ICT) sectors. If the entrepreneur has a business partner who would also like to qualify under this OINP stream, he or she must also make the required minimum investment of either $500 thousand or $1 million. Please note: all monetary amounts are in Canadian dollars (CAD) not US dollars (USD).
  • Each prospective nominee must have an $800,000 minimum net worth. If the business is located in the Greater Toronto Area this minimum net worth requirement increases to $1,500,000 unless the business is in the Digital Media or ICT industry.
  • Buying or creating the Ontario business must create two permanent, full-time employment positions for Canadian permanent residents or citizens
  • The entrepreneur along with his or her business partner (if applicable) will have 24 months to satisfy minimum program requirements in order to receive a Canada PR nomination from the Province of Ontario
  • The entrepreneur must have a minimum of 3 years of senior management or business ownership experience in the past 5 years

When opening a new business in Ontario, or buying an existing business, the entrepreneur must own and control at least a 33.3% equity share in the endeavor in order to qualify under this PNP Ontario stream. As part of the application process, the viability of the business plan will be assessed by Immigration Ontario officials, and a performance agreement will be required outlying key investment and job creation commitments that need to be met within 2 years in order for the OINP to proceed with a provincial nomination. Please note: the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program considers businesses to be located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) if they are in the City of Toronto or in the Durham, Halton, Peel, or York regions.

Human Capital Priorities Stream

The PNP Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream is a new OINP category that allows the province to select potential immigrants from the Express Entry pool that have the necessary skilled work experience, language ability, characteristics, and education to bring value to the Ontario labour market. The Ontario PNP will search through Express Entry profiles that have indicated an interest in Ontario immigration and have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 400 points, and will then send a Notication of Interest to individuals who meet the criteria of this stream.

People who receive a PT Notification of Interest (NOI) from the Province of Ontario through their MyCIC account will then have 45 days to apply to the Ontario PNP Stream. To be eligible under the OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream, an applicant must satisfy all the criteria listed below.

Applicant requirements:

  • Education — All candidates must have a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree from Canada, or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report indicating that their foreign education is the equivalent of such
  • Language Proficiency — All candidates must have read, write, listen, and speak in either English or French at a language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7, as proven by a standardised language test recognized by the Government of Ontario
  • Work Experience — All candidates are required to have a minimum of 12 months of continuous full-time employment in a National Occupation Classification (NOC) level 0, A, or B occupation in the five years prior to the date of the Ontario Notication of Interest. An equal amount of part-time paid work experience (1560 hours) will suffice for this requirement. Applicants who wish to be assessed against the Canada Experience Class criteria are required to have at least 12 months of cumulative full-time employment (or the equilvament number of hours of part-time experience) within the past three years instead of five.
  • Express Entry score — All applicants must have a Canada Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System score of 400 points or greater, and this score must remain throughout provincial and federal processing
  • Intention to Live in Ontario — All candidates for Ontario immigration to intend to reside in the province
  • Funds for Settlement — All PNP Ontario candidates must have a sufficient amount of unencumbered funds that can be used to cover moving to the province and getting settled. These funds must be demonstrated by bank statements.

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream is aligned with Canada’s Express Entry selection system and enables prospective immigrants that speak French to move to Ontario. People that register for Express Entry, enter the Federal Skilled Worker Program or Canada Experience Class pool, and indicate an interest in Ontario immigration may be eligible for the OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream if they satisfy all the criteria below.

Applicant requirements:

  • Education — Candidates must possess of Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or Ph.D. degree from a Canadian institution, or the equivalent from a foreign school along with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) indicating that the education is equivalent to a Canadian degree
  • French Language Ability — Applicants must have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 or higher in French, and 6 of higher in English, which must be demonstrated by a Government of Canada and Ontario approved standardised language test
  • Work Experience — Candidates applying through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) must have at least 1 year of paid work experience in an NOC level 0, A, or B occupation in the past 60 months. Candidates applying through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment in an NOC 0, A, or B level occupation in the past 36 months.
  • Ontario immigration intention — All immigrants through this ON PNP channel must intend to reside in the province and should demonstrate this intention through a statement of intent and proof of ties to Ontario.
  • Settlement Money — Applicants should have enough money to adequately settle in the province, which should be supported by bank statements

Potential immigrants who receive a PT NOI from the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program in their MyCIC account will be given 45 days in which to apply to the OINP. If nominated by the Ontario PNP program, the candidate will then have 30 days to accept the Ontario nomination from within Express Entry, which is worth 600 CRS points.

Investors Category (Closed)

Update: In fall 2015 the Ontario investor program was officially closed and two new OINP categories were introduced — the Ontario entrepreneur program, and the Ontario business program for corporations. Ontario investor immigration applications received by October 29, 2015, will be processed normally, but no new investor category applications will be accepted by the Ontario PNP after this date. Consequently, people interested in business immigration to Ontario should consider the new OINP entrepreneur stream, which is detailed above.

The final category of the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (ON PNP) is the Investors Category. This category is designed to give companies that make an investment in Ontario the ability to recruit and retain important employees. The program allows these important employees to immigrate to Canada, ensuring the company’s investment in the process. All applicants to this category must be integral to the functioning of the company in question.

Simply put, investments must be of significant importance to Ontario to qualify under the Investors Category. They must also create new jobs for Ontarians. Furthermore, new investments and expansions to current operations are also eligible. The investments must meet all of the requirements listed below to be eligible for the Ontario Nominee Program 2020.

Investment requirements:

  • Must receive official endorsement from another Ontario ministry at the Deputy Minister level
  • Amount of investment must be at least $3,000,000
  • Must create at least five net permanent full-time jobs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Ontario
  • Must comply with Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

At the same time that the investment itself has a list of requirements, so do the employees applying to the program.

Applications must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be actively involved in the management of the business
  • Must control at least 33.3% of the business’s equity. Or make a minimum of a $1 million investment in the business.
  • Must not have the option of redeeming investment after a certain period
  • Must invest the capital in the business. However, investment can’t be for the primary purpose of deriving interest, dividends, or capital gains.

Ontario Immigration 2020

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is consistently changing in an effort to meet the evolving economic and labour market needs of Ontario’s economy. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020 has many improvements, making the Ontario immigration process more efficient than ever before. The program no longer accepts incomplete applications from employers or potential nominees, and any illegible or incorrect application forms will be promptly returned to the applicant. The OINP has a base stream allocation of a set number of nominations for each calendar year, and once this allocation has been exhausted the program will cease issuing nominations under the capped stream. For Ontario PNP Express Entry news and program changes please return to this page frequently.

How to Apply to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

If you are considering applying to the Ontario PNP, then it is very important that you first understand the ins and outs of the application process. Though it might seem complex at first, it is actually very simple and straightforward. The information below will point you in the right direction when it comes time to apply.

With a Job Offer

By far the easiest and most efficient way to apply to the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP) is with a job offer. In fact, the vast majority of nominations are offered only to those with job offers within Ontario. However, not just any job offer from any job will do. It must be a full-time, permanent job offer in one of the three skill levels of the National Occupation Code 0, A, or B. Finally, the job must first be approved by Immigration Ontario before you can apply.

With that said, the 2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program or OINP can be broken down into two main steps. The first is the pre-screen application. This is only for employers. The second is the nominee application. This is only for individuals. Only after the employer’s pre-screen application is approved can the nominee submit their application.

Step One: Pre-Screen Application
The employer in question starts the application process by submitting a pre-screen application. The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration then reviews this application. Contact us for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to complete the employer-specific forms for the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program.

Step Two: Nominee Application
Employers will receive an approval letter after their pre-screen application is reviewed and approved. The employer will receive a pre-screen approval certificate as well as a joint verification form from the Ontario Nominee Program office. The employer will then have their prospective employee submit the nominee application package. This must include the joint verification form and the pre-screen form. The forms required are available for named candidates at the Opportunities Ontario website.

Step Three: Provincial Nomination
All successful nominees will receive a provincial nomination certificate. Nominees must then apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for Permanent Residence. The Provincial Nominee Program supports all requests for work permits for its nominees. Those individuals nominated by Ontario, as well as their accompanying family members, must still meet Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements. These include medical and background checks as well as police clearance certificates.

Without a Job Offer

Applying and being accepted to the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program is slightly more difficult without a job offer. However, it is definitely still possible. Those interested in applying to the program without a job offer must meet the criteria for one of the two International Graduate Streams. These include the PhD Student Stream and the Masters Student Stream.

After a student meets all the requirements and submits the completed nominee package (along with the required fees), they are awarded a provincial nominee certificate. With the certificate, the nominee is now able to apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for Permanent Residence.

Once again, individuals that are nominated by Ontario in one of the two International Student Categories must still be able to meet Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements. These include medical and criminal/security checks. Accompanying family members must also meet all criteria.

Benefits of the Ontario PNP 2020

The benefits of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020 are numerous. You have probably already gleaned a lot of them from the information discussed above.

Simply put, the Ontario PNP as well as Provincial Nominee Programs in other Canadian provinces ensure that good people immigrant to Canada. Although 55% to 60% of Ontario’s entire immigrant population came to the province without this program, it does ensure that skilled workers desperately needed in certain industries and employment sectors get fast-tracked approval.

Indeed, this is the number one benefit of the program. An enormous amount of time is saved in the immigration application process. The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP) makes decisions within 60 days. The next step of the process usually takes between 7 and 8 months. Sure, it might still seem like a long time, but it is absolutely fast compared to the normal 17 to 32 month processing time. In many cases, prepared applicants are able to receive work permits in as little as 6 months time.

Another major benefit for applicants is that they are not required to take the Federal language test when applying for the Provincial Nominee Program. Instead, they are allowed to demonstrate proficiency in another way.

Finally, Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program gives candidates the ability to leave the province during the application process. As long as candidates have shown that they have a serious intention of staying and working in Ontario after their Permanent Residence status is obtained, they are allowed to move freely around Canada.

How to Immigrate to Toronto

Individuals and families interested in Toronto immigration should consider submitting an Expression of Interest or EOI to the Ontario PNP 2020. To begin the process, you can submit a completed OINP Express Entry Self-Assessment Form that includes your Express Entry Key #. Candidates who are a good fit will then be invited to apply to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020. The various eligibility selection factors and corresponding points are provided on the form, making the self-assessment very easy for a person to fill out without the assistance of a lawyer. The Ontario Nominee Program application and Canadian permanent residency application are significantly more complex, however, and many people retain the services of a qualified Canada immigration lawyer to help prepare these more difficult applications. To stay up-to-date on Ontario immigration news including new rules and regulations, please check this web page for regular updates.

Ontario Express Entry Program — How to Immigrate to Ontario

The Ontario PNP is a great program for anyone interested in moving to the Canadian province permanently to look into. Of course, it does not apply to everybody, but those that it does apply to will greatly benefit from a nomination. Occasionally referred to as the Toronto PNP since most people immigrating to Ontario settle in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the PNP Ontario immigration Express Entry program is one of the fastest ways to move to Canada permanently.

At the same time that the program allows foreign workers to live and work in Ontario, it also allows the province to attract the skilled labor force it needs to prosper and grow the economy as well as to stay competitive in the global market. Indeed, the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program has been very successful since its inauguration. So much so that Ontario is continuously working for ways to improve the program to achieve even more effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity.

Simply put, Ontario is committed to the long-term success of its Provincial Nominee Program. You can rest assured that the program will be around for years to come and that it will continue to improve during this time. It will continue to benefit individuals, employers, and the province itself into the future. To facilitate even more growth, new Provincial Nominee Program Ontario streams are continuing to open up, such as the International PhD Graduate Stream and the Pilot Masters Graduate Stream which recently opened under the International Students Category. New Ontario Express Entry categories are also opening, so check back on this website often for the latest Ontario immigration news and information.

In order to obtain a Canada Permanent Resident Visa through the 2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, you must first be selected for a provincial nomination and then selected again by the Government of Canada through an Express Entry draw. In order to initially receive the Ontario nomination, you must be selected via an OINP EOI draw after submitting an Expression of Interest to the province. Being nominated at the provincial level will add 600 points to your Canada Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking Score, also called the Express Entry CRS. This will greatly increase your likelihood of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency through the federal immigration system. For more information about Ontario Provincial Nominee Program checklist and requirement updates, please visit the official Ontario immigration website here.

Ontario PNP 2020 Processing Times

The Ontario PNP processing time 2020 can vary depending on a variety of factors including EOI and application submission volume. For an approximation of the current Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020 processing time, please give us a call (we offer free consultations). Thanks to the Ontario PNP Express Entry integration, Canadian permanent resident applications for prospective immigrants with an Ontario nomination are frequently processed within 6 months. The process is now more efficient than ever, and Ontario PNP Express Entry candidates can even monitor their permanent residency application status online through the federal system. CIC Ontario nominated candidates will also be selected to apply for permanent residency significantly quicker than similar candidates in the Express Entry pool without a job offer or provincial nomination.

In addition to helping foreign nationals apply to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2020, a Canadian immigration law firm can help qualified Canadian employers apply to become «approved Ontario employers» under the OINP. A professionally prepared 2020 Ontario PNP Employer Pre-Screen application can maximize the chances of being successfully approved by the OINP as an employer.

There is no deadline to apply to Ontario’s PNP as the program never closes and new applications will be assessed year-round. Please note that Ontario Express Entry and Ontario Nominee Program criteria may change without notice at any time. Since applications are always assessed according to current criteria, it is helpful to work with an immigration professional who is up-to- date on all OINP 2020 changes.

We can professionally prepare your 2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program application to maximize your chances of success, and can help you apply for Canada PR online to ensure the process is as fast and efficient as possible. OINP procedural guidelines require Ontario Express Entry applicants to have an Express Entry Profile Number as well as a Job Seeker Validation Code.

Ontario Cities

Toronto immigration and Ottawa immigration are very popular among ON PNP candidates, although Immigrant Nominee Program Ontario participants settle all across the province.

Largest cities in Ontario:

  • Toronto (including Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Burlington, Oakville, Barrie, Pickering, Vaughan, and Oshawa)
  • Ottawa (including Kanata)
  • Hamilton
  • Kitchener-Waterloo (including Cambridge)
  • London, Ontario
  • St. Catharines — Niagara
  • Windsor
  • Guelph
  • Kingston
  • Sudbury
  • Brantford
  • Peterborough
  • Sarnia
  • Belleville
  • North Bay

Unlike many Canadian provinces, the Ontario nominee program does not operate under an Expression of Interest model (also called an EOI system) which means that applications are accepted directly by the program without prior communication needed. Combined with the CIC Express Entry online immigration system, the ON PNP is the fastest way to immigrate to Ontario. Processing times for Express Entry Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP) applications are typically processed in less than half a year.

Interested in Ontario immigration through the OINP? Contact us now for more information.

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