Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is an economic immigration program for Foreign workers, international students, Business Persons, Skilled Workers, Professionals and others with the right skills, experience and education apply to the OINP for a nomination. Once people are nominated for permanent residence by Ontario then they become eligible to for Permanent Residence in Canada.

Ottawa the capital of Ontario

Ontario is the most populous province with 38.3 percent of the country’s population. It is home to the nation’s capital city, Ottawa. Ontario’s vibrant multiculturalism and varied landscapes make this a great place to live, visit or permanently settle in Canada.

Like most of the other Provincial Nominee Programs, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) works in partnership with the Government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is currently accepting applications under the following streams:

  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
  • PhD Graduate Stream
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream*
  • Human Capital Priorities Stream*
  • Skilled Trades Stream*
  • Entrepreneur Stream

New: The following OINP streams are closed to applications at this time:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
  • Masters Graduate Stream

To apply under Ontario’s Express Entry streams, the candidate must have a profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) offer following categories for nomination:

Employer job offer category: for workers who already have a permanent job offer from an Ontario employer

Human capital category: for workers who have valuable work experience, education, language skills, and a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system; or for graduate students

Business category: for entrepreneurs looking to start a new or buy an existing business in Ontario

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)-Employer job offer category

This category provides an opportunity to employers in Ontario to nominate Foreign Workers and International Students who have recently graduated from Ontario by providing them a Permanent Full-time Job Offer. The applicants may be living abroad or in Canada.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)-Foreign Worker Stream

This stream is for foreign workers who can apply to permanently live and work in Ontario by securing a job offer from an employer in Ontario in a skilled occupation at Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). The foreign workers may be living abroad or in Canada at the time of application.

Lear more about the Eligibility Criteria for OINP Foreign Worker Stream.

Note: This category is currently closed

International Student stream

This stream is for international students who have recently graduated from Ontario to permanently live and work in Ontario by securing a job offer from an employer in Ontario in a skilled occupation at Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Learn more about the Eligibility Criteria for OINP International Student Stream

Note: This category is currently closed

In-Demand Skills stream

This stream is for intermediate skilled workers in specific sectors, such as agriculture, construction, trucking and personal support workers who can apply to permanently live and work in Ontario by securing a job offer from an employer in Ontario in a skilled occupation at Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). The foreign workers may be living abroad or in Canada at the time of application.

Learn more about the Eligibility Criteria for OINP In-Demand Skills Stream

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)-Human Capital Category

The human capital category has two sub-categories

  • The international Graduate Streams
  • Ontario’s Express Entry streams

The international Graduate Streams

This category provides an opportunity to International Students who have recently completed a master’s degree or PhD degree from an eligible Ontario university to qualify for nomination.

Master Graduate Stream

It gives international graduates with an Ontario master’s degree the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario and they do not need a job offer to apply. The candidates can apply to the Masters Graduate Stream if they meet all the eligibility criteria.

Learn more about the Eligibility Criteria for Master Graduate Stream

PhD Graduate Stream

This category provides an opportunity to International Students who have recently completed a PhD degree from an eligible Ontario university to qualify for nomination. This stream has a number of mandatory requirements the candidates must meet before you can apply.

Learn more about the Eligibility Criteria for PhD Graduate Stream

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)-Ontario Express Entry

Ontario Express Entry is available to French speaking and other skilled workers with the required work experience, education and language proficiency in French and English workers with work experience in Ontario in an eligible trade occupation. The candidates need a Notification of Interest (NOA) before they can apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence.

 It has three streams namely French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, Human Capital Priorities Stream and Skilled Trade Stream

French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

This program is ideal for French-speaking skilled workers with strong English language abilities to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario. The candidates must have a valid profile in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario before they can apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence.

This stream has a number of mandatory requirements the candidates must meet before they can apply.

Learn more about the Eligibility Criteria for French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

Human Capital Priorities Stream

This program is Foreign workers with Skilled Work Experience, strong language and education to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario. The candidates must have a valid profile in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario before they can apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence.

This stream has a number of mandatory requirements the candidates must meet before they can apply.

Learn more about the Eligibility Criteria for Human Capital Priorities Stream

Skilled Trades Stream

This program is Foreign workers with Ontario Work Experience in Eligible Trades to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario. The candidates must have a valid profile in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario before they can apply online to be nominated by the Ontario government for permanent residence.

This stream has a number of mandatory requirements the candidates must meet before they can apply.

The human capital category has two sub-categories

  • The international Graduate Streams
  • Ontario’s Express Entry streams

Please Contact Us if you want to file an application under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) or any other Provincial Nominee Program.