ONTARIO IMMIGRANT NOMINEE PROGRAM

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Are you a skilled foreign worker or an international graduate who has the means to contribute to the growth of the economy of Ontario? Do you want to start a new life in Ontario?

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) might be the immigration pathway that suits your profile.

Work with an experienced immigration consultant in Canada who can help you with your immigration needs and can assist you in applying for OINP. 

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

ONTARIO IMMIGRANT NOMINEE PROGRAM – OINP

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is an immigration pathway in Canada that offers its candidate permanent residency in Ontario. Ontario welcomes foreign workers and international graduates who have the right work experience, education, and experience that the province needs as they are more likely to contribute to the economic growth and get nominated for permanent residency in the province.

In Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, there are several stream categories that you can apply for depending on the purpose of your immigration application

The good thing about the province of Ontario is that it offers immigration applicants, not just one, but nine stream categories where they can apply depending on which suits best their profile and immigration purpose.

Those who have a job offer from an employer in Ontario can apply on one of the following streams:

  • Foreign Worker
  • International Graduate
  • In-Demand Skills

Meanwhile, those who have a Master’s or PhD degree from one of the universities in Ontario can choose from the following:

  • Masters Graduate
  • PhD Graduate

On the other hand, those who think that they have the right skills and experience that employers from Ontario need can apply for one of the following streams:

  • Human Capital Priorities
  • Skilled Trades
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker

Other than that, those who want to start a business or purchase an existing business in Ontario can apply for this stream:

  • Entrepreneur

Note: The following streams under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) mentioned above operate through its Expression of Interest System. Therefore, you must register an expression of interest first and then receive an invitation to apply.

Our Process for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

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STEP 1 - BOOK A CONSULTATION

Book a Consultation to check if you are eligible for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program & Permanent Residency. Get a strategy for your application before proceeding.

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STEP 2 - RETAIN OUR SERVICES

Sign a Retainer Agreement only if you qualify for the program, we have discussed a strategy, and have a clear pathway for your immigration application.

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STEP 3 - COMPLETE APPLICATION ​

Once we have signed the Retainer Agreement we work on your application for both Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program as well as Permanent Residency

We have created a risk free process for you so that you can first check your eligibility and only apply once you have a clear pathway and know that you are eligible. Get started today by booking a 45 minute consultation with an RCIC.

OINP IMMIGRATION CATEGORIES

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FOREIGN WORKER STREAM

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Foreign Worker Stream gives foreign workers the opportunity to work and settle in Ontario permanently. In this stream, you must receive a job offer from an employer in Ontario.

Hence, you must make sure that you as well as the job offer that you have received meets certain criteria to be eligible.

The job offer that you have received may be eligible if it meets the following criteria. Your job offer is:

  • A full-time and permanent position
  • Under the skilled occupation of the National Occupation Classification (NOC)
      • Skill Type 0
      • Skill Level A
      • Skill Level B
  • Offered with a wage that meets or is higher than the minimum wage level in Ontario
  • Urgently necessary to the business of the employer who offered you the job
  • Based in Ontario

Moreover, you must meet the following eligibility criteria to be able to apply for this stream:

  • Received an invitation to apply (ITA)
  • Applied within the set deadline after receiving the ITA
  • Work experience of at least 2 years the same as your job offer
  • Hold a valid license or authorization at the time of your application from a regulatory body in Ontario (only if your occupation requires)
  • Live in Ontario even after you received your permanent residency
  • Have legal status in Canada and maintained it until you get nominated

For more information about our services for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today or book a consultation!

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STREAM

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Employers from Ontario offer international graduates, either from inside or outside Canada, a job offer in a skilled occupation in the province through the International Graduate Stream. This job offer will allow them to apply for permanent residency, therefore, living and working in the province permanently.

Thus, they must be skilled in the occupations under the following skill types and/or levels of National Occupation Classification (NOC):

  • Skill Type 0
  • Skill Level A
  • Skill Level B

To be eligible for the International Graduate stream, you and your job offer must meet a certain criterion

The job offer that you have received may be eligible if it meets the following criteria. Your job offer is:

  • A full-time and permanent position
  • Under the skilled occupation of the National Occupation Classification (NOC)
      • Skill Type 0
      • Skill Level A
      • Skill Level B
  • Offered with a wage that meets or is higher than the minimum wage level in Ontario
  • Urgently necessary to the business of the employer who offered you the job
  • Based in Ontario

Moreover, you must meet the following eligibility criteria to be able to apply for this stream:

  • Received an invitation to apply (ITA)
  • Applied within the set deadline after receiving the ITA
  • A degree or diploma. If you graduated in Canada as an international student, your Canadian institution must be eligible.
  • Work experience of at least 2 years the same as your job offer
  • Hold a valid license or authorization at the time of your application from a regulatory body in Ontario (only if your occupation requires)
  • Live in Ontario even after you received your permanent residency
  • Have legal status in Canada and maintained it until you get nominated
  • Submitted your application within two years after you obtain your certificate, diploma, or degree

For more information about our services for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today or book a consultation!

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

IN-DEMAND SKILLS STREAM

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Foreign workers may be eligible to live and work in Ontario permanently if they received a job offer for a certain in-demand occupation from an employer in Ontario.

List of in-demand occupations in Ontario:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Trucking
  • Personal Support Work

If you want to apply for the In-demand Skills stream, you must make sure that both you and the job offer that you received are eligible

The job offer that you have received may be eligible if it meets the following criteria. Your job offer is:

  • A full-time and permanent position
  • An eligible occupation under the Skill Level C or D of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) offered in any location in Ontario. Other than that, your job offer is an eligible occupation under the NOC Skill Level C or D offered outside Greater Toronto Area
  • Offered with a wage that meets or is higher than the minimum wage level in Ontario
  • Urgently necessary to the business of the employer who offered you the job
  • Based in Ontario

Moreover, you must meet the following eligibility criteria to be able to apply for this stream:

  • Received an invitation to apply (ITA)
  • Applied within the set deadline after receiving the ITA
  • Work experience of at least 9 months the same as your job offer
  • Hold a valid license or authorization at the time of your application from a regulatory body in Ontario (only if your occupation requires)
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4 and the ability to speak, write, read, and understand in either English or French
  • Diploma from a Canadian secondary high school. Otherwise, if you did not graduate from Canada, you need an equivalent diploma or certificate as well as an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • Live in Ontario even after you received your permanent residency
  • Have legal status in Canada and maintained it until you get nominated

For more information about our services for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today or book a consultation!

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

MASTERS GRADUATE STREAM

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International graduates who took their master’s degree in Ontario may be eligible to apply for this stream to live and work in the province permanently.

These are the eligibility criteria that you must meet to be able to apply for this stream:

  • Received an invitation to apply (ITA)
  • Have at least a full-time academic year of study from an eligible university in Ontario
  • Level 7 or higher in Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) and the ability to speak, write, read, and understand in either English or French
  • Lived in Ontario for at least a year in the past two years before you apply for this stream
  • Sufficient resources to settle and support yourself and your family in Ontario
  • Live in Ontario even after you received your permanent residency
  • Applied for the stream while you are outside Canada
  • Have legal status in Canada and maintained it until you get nominated
  • Submitted your application within two years after you obtain your certificate, diploma, or degree

For more information about our services for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today or book a consultation!

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

PHD GRADUATE STREAM

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Having a PhD degree from one of Ontario’s universities may allow international graduates to be eligible for PhD stream, which will give them the opportunity to live and work in Ontario permanently.

Eligibility Criteria that you need to meet if you want to apply for this stream:

  • Received an invitation to apply (ITA)
  • At least 2 years of your PhD degree must be completed at an eligible university in Ontario while you are living and studying in the province legally
  • Lived in Ontario for at least a year in the past two years before you apply for this stream
  • Sufficient resources to settle and support yourself and your family in Ontario
  • Live in Ontario even after you received your permanent residency
  • Applied for the stream while you are outside Canada
  • Have legal status in Canada and maintained it until you get nominated
  • Submitted your application within two years after you obtain your certificate, diploma, or degree

For more information about our services for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today or book a consultation!

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

HUMAN CAPITAL PRIORITIES STREAM

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Skilled foreign workers who have the work experience, education, and language abilities needed in the labour market of Ontario may be eligible to apply for Human Capital Priorities Stream to live and work permanently in the province.

A valid Express Entry Profile, notification of interest from Ontario, and the following criteria are needed to be eligible to apply for this stream:

  • Paid full-time work experience of at least 1 year in the following skill types/levels of National Occupation Classification (NOC) when you are applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Meanwhile, if you’re applying under the Canadian Experience Class program, you must have a cumulative paid full-time work experience of at least 1 year in the following NOC types and levels:
      • Skill Type 0
      • Skill Level A
  • A bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree. Otherwise, if you did not graduate from Canada, you need an equivalent diploma or certificate as well as an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7 and the ability to speak, write, read, and understand in either English or French
  • Sufficient resources to settle and support yourself and your family in Ontario
  • Live in Ontario even after you received your permanent residency
  • Have legal status in Canada and maintained it until you get nominated

Reminder: If you will apply under the Federal Skilled Trade program, you need to have a score of at least 67 points for the following selection factors mentioned above.

For more information about our services for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today or book a consultation!

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

SKILLED TRADES STREAM

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Skilled foreign nationals who have the right work experience in one of the skilled trades of Ontario may be eligible to settle and work in the province permanently.

However, you must have a valid Express Entry profile, received notification of interest from Ontario, and meet the following eligibility criteria before you can apply for this stream:

  • Full-time work experience of at least 2 years in Ontario which you obtained within 2 years after you submitted your application. Your work experience must be for one of the skilled trades under the following:
      • Minor Group 633
      • Major Groups 72, 73, or 82
  • Hold a valid license or authorization at the time of your application from a regulatory body in Ontario (only if your occupation requires)
  • Currently living in Ontario and holing a valid work permit when you applied
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Level 5 and the ability to speak, write, read, and understand in either English or French
  • Sufficient resources to settle and support yourself and your family in Ontario
  • Live in Ontario even after you received your permanent residency

For more information about our services for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today or book a consultation!

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

FRENCH-SPEAKING SKILLED WORKER STREAM

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French-speaking skilled workers who have a strong ability in speaking English may apply for this stream, which will allow them to apply for permanent residency and work in Ontario permanently.

Aside from having a valid profile from the Express Entry system and receiving a notification of interest from Ontario, you must also meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for this stream:

  • Paid full-time work experience of at least 1 year in the following skill types/levels of National Occupation Classification (NOC) when you are applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Meanwhile, if you’re applying under the Canadian Experience Class program, you must have a cumulative paid full-time work experience of at least 1 year in the following NOC types and levels:
      • Skill Type 0
      • Skill Level A
  • A bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree. Otherwise, if you did not graduate from Canada, you need an equivalent diploma or certificate as well as an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7 and the ability to speak, write, read, and understand in either English or French
  • Sufficient resources to settle and support yourself and your family in Ontario
  • Live in Ontario even after you received your permanent residency
  • Have legal status in Canada and maintained it until you get nominated

Reminder: If you will apply under the Federal Skilled Trade program, you need to have a score of at least 67 points for the following selection factors mentioned above.

For more information about our services for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today or book a consultation!

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

ENTREPRENEUR STREAM

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Ontario’s Entrepreneur stream allows entrepreneurs to start or purchase an existing business in Ontario. Once their business has been established in the province, they may be eligible for a permanent residency nomination.

Hence, before starting or purchasing a business in Ontario, here are some of the criteria that they need to meet to be eligible to apply for this stream:

  • Full-time business experience of at least 1 year in the last 5 years before you apply
  • Net worth of at least $400,000 CAD. However, it changes depending on the location of the business that you will establish
  • Manage the business that you will establish actively
  • Provide at least 2 permanent full-time jobs for citizens and permanent residents of Canada

For more information about our services for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today or book a consultation!

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

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