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Ontario provincial nominee program

Ontario is among the 9 provinces and 2 territories in Canada that are a part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program. Canadian PNP offers a route to Canadian permanent residence that goes through the provincial and territorial governments.

Ontario PNP is officially referred to as the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Immigration candidates with the right skills and experience are nominated by Ontario. The OINP Nomination Certificate can then be used to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Ontario PNP streams available  
Categories Description Pathways Sub-stream
Employer Job Offer For workers that already have a permanent job offer from an Ontario employer. Foreign Worker stream
International Student stream
In-Demand Skills stream
Human capital category For workers that possess valuable work experience, language skills, education, and a profile in IRCC’s Express Entry system. Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream (FSSW)
Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream
Skilled Trades (ST) stream
For graduate students International Graduate stream Masters Graduate stream
PhD Graduate stream
Business category For entrepreneurs (from outside Canada) that intend either starting a new business or buying and growing an existing business in Ontario.

Entrepreneur stream

 

While some of the OINP streams are linked with the federal Express Entry system, many run independently.

Ontario PNP streams connected to the federal Express Entry system have the selected candidates being invited to apply through Notification of Interest (NOI) letters.

Express Entry linked OINP streams are – (1) Human Capital Priorities (FSSW) stream, (2) French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW), and (3) Skilled Trades (ST) stream.

An Express Entry candidate that is able to secure a PNP nomination through any of the Ontario Express Entry streams – the HCP, the FSSW, or the ST – will automatically be allotted 600 additional points towards their ranking scores as per the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

With the launch of the Expression of Interest (EOI) system recently, five of the OINP streams are now operated through the EOI system. Invitations to Apply (ITAs) are issued for these streams.

OINP streams now operated under an EOI system –

(1) Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

(2) Employer Job Offer: International Student stream

(3) Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream

(4) Masters Graduate stream

(5) PhD Graduate stream

Ontario PNP draws in 2022
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Notifications of Interest, or NOIs, are issued for – (1) Human Capital Priorities (HCP) steam, (2) French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW), and (3) Skilled Trades (ST) stream.
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Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, are issued in the Expression of Interest (EOI) draws held by the OINP. 5 OINP streams have an EOI system –(1) Employer Job Offer (EJO): Foreign Worker, (2) EJO: International Student, (3) EJO: In-Demand Skills, (4) Masters Graduate, and (5) PhD Graduate.
Sl.no Date of round of invitations Stream NOIs / ITAs issued
1 October 25, 2022 Ph.D. Stream 106
2 October 25, 2022 Masters Graduate Stream 535
3 October 25, 2022 Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream 1
4 September 29, 2022 Skilled Trades stream 1340
5 September 28, 2022 HCP Stream 1179
6 September 27, 2022 Foreign Worker Stream 3
7 September 23, 2022 French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream (FSSW) 363
8 September 20, 2022 Masters Graduate Stream 823
9 September 7, 2022 Skilled Trade Stream 1521
10 August 30, 2022 Foreign Worker Stream, Masters Graduate Stream & PhD Graduate Stream 782
11 August 16, 2022 Entrepreneur Stream 28
12 July 27, 2022 Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream 2
13 July 14, 2022 Skilled Trades stream 755
14 June 29, 2022 Foreign Worker Stream 2
15 June 29, 2022 International Student stream 424
16 June 29, 2022 In-Demand Skills stream 293
17 June 21, 2022 French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream (FSSW) 356
18 June 9, 2022 French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream (FSSW) 153
19 June 1, 2022 Employer Job Offer: International Student stream 217
20 June 01, 2022 General draw 229
21 June 01, 2022 PhD Graduate stream 65
22 June 01, 2022 Masters Graduate stream 491
23 April 28, 2022 French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream (FSSW) 301
24 April 26, 2022 OINP EE Skilled Trades stream 1034

25

March 30, 2022

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

618

Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
Masters Graduate stream
26 March 24, 2022 Skilled Trades stream 471

27

March 01, 2022

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

1320

Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
Masters Graduate stream
28 February 24, 2022 ST 818
29 February 22, 2022 HCP 773
30 February 22, 2022 EJO: Foreign Worker stream 8
31 February 09, 2022 EJO: Foreign Worker stream 476
32 February 09, 2022 EJO: Foreign Worker stream 166
33 February 09, 2022 EJO: In-Demand Skills stream 107
34 February 08, 2022 HCP 622
35 February 08, 2022 FSSW 206
36 January 27, 2022 ST 1,032
37 January 12, 2022 HCP 502
38 January 11, 2022 EJO: Foreign Worker stream 264
39 January 11, 2022 EJO: International Student stream 762
40 January 11, 2022 EJO: In-Demand Skills stream 58

Steps to Apply for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) 

There are three main steps to follow when applying for OINP –

  1. Ensure that you qualify

After selecting the stream, you want to apply under, ensure you fulfill all the mandatory requirements for the stream.

  1. Apply for nomination by the Ontario government

Apply online, through the OINP e-Filing Portal.

  1. Apply to the Government of Canada for permanent residence

If successful in securing an OINP nomination, you can apply to IRCC for Canadian permanent residence.


Latest OINP Updates

New requirement for OINP applications: Applicant Consent Form

Starting from February 26, 2024, all the applications submitted for the OINP program must include an Application Consent Form. The form must be correctly filled out, dated, signed by the primary applicant, applicant’s spouse and dependents (If applicable), and submitted along with the other documents. The Application Consent Form must be completed after receiving an NOI or ITA. 

*Note: Forms that are incomplete or have incorrect information will most likely get rejected and receive a refund of the fee.  

 

OINP to accept PTE Core as an English Language proficiency Test! 

The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program will now accept PTE Core as an English language proficiency Test from January 30, 2024. Students who received a Notification of Interest (NOI)- or an Invitation to Apply (ITA) before January 30, 2024, will remain unaffected by the latest changes. 

The score equivalency chart between PTE and CLB scores is given in the table below:
 

CLB level

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

10

89-90

88-90

89-90

90

9

82-88

78-87

84-88

88-89

8

71-81

69-77

76-83

79-87

7

60-70

60-68

68-75

69-78

6

50-59

51-59

59-67

60-68

5

39-49

42-50

51-58

51-59

4

28-38

33-41

42-50

41-50

 


 

Ontario PNP Draws in 2024

Month No. of draws Total no. of Invitations
February 4 6,638
January 6 8122

 

Total Ontario PNP Draws in 2023
Month  Number of Invitations issued
December 4,796
November 1,314
October  1,117
September  2,667
August  9,906
July 1,904
June 3,177
May 6,890
April 1,184
March 3,906
February 3,182
January  3,581
Total 43,624
 

 

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What is the OINP?
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What is the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream of the OINP?
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What are the federal Express Entry linked OINP streams?
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I am an Express Entry candidate. How will a PNP nomination by the Ontario PNP program help me?
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Is a connection to Ontario needed to be eligible for the OINP’s Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream?
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Do I need a valid job offer to apply to the OINP’s HCP stream?
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What are OINP Tech Draws?
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Are all tech occupations covered by the OINP Tech Draws?
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What is the main difference between the BC PNP Tech Pilot and the OINP Tech Pilot?
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What is the OINP processing time?
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How to get Canadian permanent residence via PNP?
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What is the Regional Immigration Pilot of the OINP?
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Which communities come under Ontario’s Regional Immigration Pilot?
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