Ontario

Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Facts About Ontario

  • Ontario is one of the largest and densest provinces of Canada. More people reside in Ontario than in any other province.
  • Canada’s capital city Ottawa is also in Ontario.
  • Ontario’s capital city, Toronto – is one of the fastest growing economies of the world. Toronto is also the largest city in Canada. Ontario is known as “The Province of Opportunity”
  • Niagara Falls – a well-known tourist attraction is also located in Ontario. Apart from this, Ontario is also home to the CN tower, Canada’s wonderland. There are all sorts of things you can enjoy all year long.
  • Due to Ontario’s strong, diverse and multicultural economy, most immigrants prefer residing in this province. You can find people from all over the world, living in Ontario.
  • Ontario is also Canada’s largest producer of agricultural products.
  • All citizens under age 20 have access to free education from kindergarten to Grade 12. Ontario has among the best public and private schools in the country.
  • Like all other provinces and territories, universal, publicly funded health care is available to all citizens and legal residents of Canada. Services beyond the basic provisions are also available.

There are four streams under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP):

Ontario Express Entry

Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream

For individuals who possess the required skills, education, language skills and relevant work experience in order to settle and work in Ontario.

Provincial Stream Criteria includes:

  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Language Skills – meet the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)
  • Financial resources
  • Intent to live in the province of Ontario
  • Meet the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

This stream is also aligned with the federal Express Entry system. This stream targets French speaking skilled workers and who have the required education, skills and relevant experience in order to settle and work in Ontario.

Provincial Stream Criteria includes:

  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Language Skills – meet the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)
  • Financial resources
  • Intent to live in the province of Ontario

Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

For skilled tradespersons who have experience of working in Ontario.

Provincial Stream Criteria includes:

  • Work experience
  • If required, a Trade Certification issued by the Ontario College of Trades.
  • Language Skills – meet the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)
  • Financial resources
  • Intent to live in the province of Ontario

Employer Category

Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream

This stream is used by employers to recruit foreign skilled workers who are eligible to work for the approved positions.

International Student Category

  1. International Students with a Job Offer Stream
    Used by Ontario employers to recruit international students. Students need to obtain a job offer from an Ontario employer.
  2. International Students – Masters Graduate Stream
    Individuals who have graduated with a Master’s degree from an eligible Ontario university are eligible to apply.Individuals under this stream do not require a Job offer.
  3. International Students – Ph.D. Graduate Stream
    Individuals who have graduated with a Ph.D. from an eligible Ontario university are eligible to apply.
    Individuals under this stream do not require a Job offer.

Business Category

  1. Entrepreneur Stream
    For individuals who are interested in starting a new business or buying an existing business in the province of Ontario.
    This stream allows applicants to obtain a Temporary Work Permit before obtaining Canadian Permanent Residence.
  2. Corporate Stream
    This stream targets international corporations who are looking to expand their business in Ontario.
    This stream allows applicants to obtain a Temporary Work Permit before obtaining Canadian Permanent Residence.

To find out more about Ontario’s Immigration Stream, call us today for a free consultation with one of our professional advisors

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