Guide to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)-compressed

Canada’s second-largest province, Ontario covers over 1 million sq. km – an area even larger than France and Spain. Ontario’s total population reached 14,951,825 which means almost 15 million in 2022. In 2021, around 198,530 immigrants entered through Ontario pathway programs.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

The province has an economic immigration program called (OINP) which is united with the Canadian government through IRCC. The OINP permits international students, foreign workers, and other individuals with expertise, experience, and education to apply for OINP nominations. If the candidate thrives to meet the province’s economic requirements, he surely gets the nomination and approval application for permanent residence.

What to know about Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) Streams?

The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program owns nine streams;

Industry-oriented skills and experience

The streams operate via Canada’s federal government express entry system for which the candidate needs to have a valid IRCC’s express entry profile along with Ontario’s notification of interest.

The Human Capital Priorities Stream

The candidate can apply under this stream if he has the appropriate skill set, experience, qualification, and language proficiency.

Skilled Trades Stream

The stream allows foreign nationals with the required business skills to apply to work in Ontario.

The French-speaking skilled worker Stream

One can apply for the French-speaking skilled worker stream if the candidate is well-versed as a French-speaking foreign worker along with language abilities in English. 

Employment Job Offer in Ontario

To be eligible for the following streams, the candidate must know these streams conduct via OINP’s Expression of Interest System. Thus, he needs to register an expression of interest system and shall get an ITA.

Foreign Worker Stream – Job offer in Ontario

If the candidate is a skilled foreign worker and has an employment job offer in Ontario, he is eligible to apply for the foreign worker stream.

International Student Stream – Job offer in Ontario

If the candidate is a fresh graduate and has a job offer to work in Ontario, he can apply for the International Student Stream

In-Demand Skills Stream

If the candidate is a foreign worker in an in-demand job along with an employment offer in Ontario, he is eligible for the In-demand skills stream.

Master or Ph.D. degree Category

The streams under the Master’s or Ph.D. degree category run through OINP’s expression of Interest system. Thus, he needs to register an expression of interest system and shall get an ITA.

Graduation in Masters

The candidate must have a master’s degree from Ontario university to apply under the Master’s stream.

Graduation in PhD

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree from an Ontario University to apply under the Graduate Stream

Ontario Tech Pilot Program

Also as part of the OINP, the candidates can apply to the Ontario tech Pilot program if they are qualified to apply under one of the 29 tech occupations. The foreign nationals must have 1 year of work experience in the realm of tech stream and must have met the conditions and requirements of the Human Capital Priorities stream.