Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
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    Ontario PNP - A Guide!

    The province of Ontario recommends people for immigration to Ontario through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) in Canada are among the most diverse and vibrant, with streams and subcategories created to accommodate skilled employees, students, and business immigrants.

    Let’s learn more about the OINP from the best Canadian Immigration Consultants.

    Immigration to Ontario - OINP

    Ontario is often called Canada’s “crown jewel” due to its beauty. The biggest city in Canada, Toronto, the country’s capital, Ottawa, and a number of smaller towns, cities, and localities that already have long embraced immigrants from all over the world, are all located in this enormous province in east-central Canada.

    Then again, how do you get to Ontario? In addition to the federal immigration programs, such as those run by the Express Entry system, Ontario immigration officials also provide notable routes to Canada.

    OINP candidates may occasionally be found in the federal Express Entry pool. In fact, there are three Express Entry-aligned streams in the OINP right now. In these situations, an OINP provincial nomination results in the candidate obtaining 600 more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, and shortly after, whenever Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) performs a draw from the pools, an invitation to apply (ITA) is issued.

    Since its introduction in 2015, the OINP Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream has demonstrated to be especially well-liked. Other options include the OINP Skilled Trades Stream for Express Entry applicants with expertise in a trade in Ontario and the OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker Channel for Express Entry applicants with proficiency in both English and French.

    In other situations, candidates who have never used the Express Entry system may enter Ontario using the OINP. OINP streams that target immigrants with different degrees of educational achievement are advantageous for foreign students and recent graduates.

    The OINP sub-categories that are devoted to embracing people and organizations with business experience are the last.

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      Overview of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

      The table that follows lists the many immigration classifications and streams that the Ontario immigration authorities manage.

      Ontario Express Entry

      Stream/Category

      Job offer required?

      Basic criteria

      Human Capital Priorities

      No

      Being an FSW or CEC applicant in the Express Entry pool and having a minimal CRS score that the director [of the OINP] has set

      French-Speaking Skilled Worker

      No

      Having adequate-intermediate (CLB 7) or higher French and developing-intermediate (CLB 6) or better English proficiency and being a candidate for FSW or CEC in the Express Entry pool

      Skilled Trades

      No

      being a CEC candidate in the Express Entry pool, resident in Ontario right now, and having expertise in one of the following skilled trades

      Graduate Streams

      Stream/Category

      Job offer required?

      Basic criteria

      Masters Graduates

      No

      graduated from an Ontario master’s programme during the previous two years

      Ph.D. Graduates

      No

      completed a Ph.D. programme in Ontario no more than two years ago

      Employer Job Offer

      Stream/Category

      Job offer required?

      Basic criteria

      International Student

      Yes

      Completed a diploma program at a university or college that consists of at least a one-year post-graduate certification program, or a degree program at a Canadian university or college that is at minimum two years long

      Foreign Worker

      Yes

      possess an offer of employment that is permanent in a skilled field and pays the going rate in Ontario for that field and region.

      In-Demand Skills

      Yes

      previously held a high-demand job in agriculture or construction in Ontario

      Business Streams

      Stream/Category

      Job offer required?

      Basic criteria

      Entrepreneur

      No (but must create jobs)

      Experience as a business owner or manager, a high net worth (at least $400,000), personal investment money (at least $200,000), and the creation of two or more jobs

      Corporate

      n/a

      Terminated in 2019

      A successful OINP application follows these three steps.

      The following procedures should be carefully followed if you want to make sure that your OINP application is as effective and stress-free as feasible:

      Highlight sure you satisfy the requirements:

      This may seem like a very basic point to make, but many OINP candidates do not make sure they match the minimal eligibility qualifying requirements. Ensure you fulfill all the prerequisites for the OINP stream you’ve registered for to prevent this anxiety.

      To request a nomination from the Ontario government:

      After selecting your stream, you must submit an online application via the OINP e-Filing Portal. The registration process takes between two and three hours to finish.

      For the company job opportunity and human capital streams, the fee structure is either $1,500 or $2,000; for the business streams, the fee is $3,500 per business associate or key employee candidate. Application Time Frames and Nominations Granted has more details on how long it takes to process an application.

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      Make a permanent residency application to the Canadian government:

      The next stage is to apply for permanent resident status through IRCC if your application is accepted and you are recommended by the province of Ontario. Who is granted permanent resident status is ultimately decided by the Government of Canada.

      Immigrate to Canada with the PNP

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