Ontario is a multicultural and one of the most populous province of Canada. It is located in Central Canada and known for offering world- class experiences to its travellers and residents. Ontario is one of the most welcoming destinations for professionals and skilled workers immigrating from across the globe. Its thriving economy is constituted with a unique amalgamation of manufacturing expertise, exports and resources. Driven by innovation, Ontario is a home to almost 50% of the employees working in high-tech and financial sectors.
Foreign workers or professionals, international students and entrepreneurs from outside the Canada can attain permanent residence in Ontario through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). It is one of the most dynamic Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada that works in partnership with the government of Ontario and allows it to nominate individuals for immigration to the province.
Broadly, there are three streams that are designed for a smooth immigration process:
The OINP nominates individuals who have certain experiences that the economy of Ontario needs. After receiving provincial nomination, the prospective immigrants can easily apply for Canada’s permanent residence with the government.
The nomination for OINP can be qualified under the following major categories:
The OINP Human Capital Category is for the workers possessing valuable work experience, education and language skills. The category is divided into two major profiles that includes Ontario's Express Entry streams and the International Graduates streams.
The Ontario Express Entry Streams are associated with the government’s Express Entry selection system. Candidates are eligible to apply under this stream only if they have received an invitation to apply for the OINP or they have an active profile in the Express Entry Stream. The category is further subdivided into three different streams:
The OINP Employer category is for the skilled workers and professionals who already have a job offer from a registered employer in Ontario. Through International Students Stream, the employers in Ontario can also nominate workers from outside of Canada having a permanent job offer in the province. The OINP Employer Offer category is further divided into three major streams:
The OINP Business Category targets the entrepreneurs from outside of Canada who have capabilities and experience in establishing a new business or help an existing business in Ontario to grow. The category is subdivided into two major streams: