Latest News

How to migrate to Ontario

The most favored and populous province in Canada is Ontario because of its economic, social, and political life. 40% of Canada's population live in this province. The Government of Ontario allows only those immigrants who can help in the growth of the economy of Ontario.

There are three basic categories under OINP-

  1. Human Capital Category
  2. Employer Job Offer Category
  3. Business Category

With the help of the above-mentioned categories the skilled workers, business immigrants, and graduates can easily apply for OINP.

Overview of OINP Categories

Human Capital Category

This specific category helps skilled and experienced immigrants to join the local labor market. It consists of five streams which are divided into two categories.

Ontario Express Entry Stream

The intensify stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is the Express Entry stream. To apply for immigration, under this stream, the candidate needs to have an active Express Entry profile. It has three streams-

  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream: This stream invites only the skilled and experienced workers and the students for provincial nomination. Recently OINP has launched Tech Draws through OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream.
  • Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream: The candidates who have strong English language proficiency and work experience can apply for the provincial nomination under this stream.
  • Ontario Express Entry Skilled trades System: This stream is made only for the tradespersons with ongoing or recent work experience of working in the province.

What are the minimum requirements for OINP’s Express Entry Stream?

Here is a table that briefly clarifies the basic criteria for eligibility under various categories under the OINP- Express Entry Stream:

Category Minimum Requirement Job-offer required?
Human Capital Priorities Have a valid express entry profile and meet the minimum CRS score requirement that is determined by the director of OINP No
French-Speaking Skilled Worker Have valid express entry profile with CLB level 7 or better French proficiency and CLB level 6 or better English ability No
Skilled Trades Be in the express pool as a Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidate and must be currently residing in the province, with work experience in a listed skilled trade No

What is OINP Tech Draws?

Tech Draws are made for a specific purpose. It identifies the technically skilled immigrants in the federal Government’s express pool. It searches for the candidates who are:

  • Able to work in the targeted National Occupation Classification codes with work experience
  • Having the quality to meet the minimum requirements of Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Following are the list of targeted NOC code for technical occupation under tech draws:

  • Computer and information systems managers (NOC Code 0213)
  • Database analytics and data administrators (NOC Code 2172)
  • Web designers and developers (NOC Code 2175)
  • Computer engineers (NOC Code 2147)
  • Computer Programmers and interactive media developers (NOC Code 2174)
  • Software Engineers and designers (NOC Code2173)

These tech occupations are made for Ontario employers who are engaging with stakeholders across the province through a survey and face–to–face consultants.

What are the documents required to apply under OINP Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream 2021?

Here are the lists of the required documents which the candidate must have uploaded with the application:

  • Proof of funds
  • Language test results
  • Education documents
  • Status documents in Canada
  • Identity documents
  • Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario
  • Other optional documents (if applicable)

International Graduates Stream

This stream is made for searching the fresh master's or doctorate holder students from an eligible Ontario University. It has two streams-

  • Masters Graduate Stream: This stream offers the provincial nomination of Ontario to the international students who have recently graduated with a master’s degree from an eligible educational institute of Ontario.
  • D. Graduate Stream: This stream invites the students who have graduated from a Ph. D. Program from an eligible Ontario educational institute.

Employer Job-Offer Category

With the help of this stream, the eligible employers of Ontario can nominate immigrants and also international students who have a valid job offer in the province. It also has two streams

  • International Students Stream: Through this program, international students with job-offer can apply for Ontario provincial nomination.
  • In-Demand Stream: With the help of this stream, the immigrants with work experience in the field of agriculture or construction, or with a job offer can settle and work in the province permanently.

What are the minimum requirements to be eligible under OINP’s Employer Job-Offer Category?

The basic criteria to be eligible under various categories of Ontario PNP are explained below.

Stream/Category Minimum Requirements Job-offer required?
International Student Graduated from a degree program at Canadian education institution that is of minimum two years of duration, or a diploma, or university that is a minimum one-year post-graduate certificate program Yes
Foreign Worker Have a permanent job offer in a skilled occupation Yes
In-demand Skills Recently worked in the province in high demand occupation in agriculture or construction Yes

OINP Business Category – Entrepreneur Stream

This stream helps the international experienced business persons to run and own their business in the Ontario province. If the application of the candidate is granted, then he or she will get a temporary work permit support letter, with the help of this letter the candidate can establish a business in the province. After meeting all conditions, the candidate may be nominated for Canada Permanent Resident Visa.

The minimum requirements to be eligible under the OINP’s Entrepreneur Stream are as follows:

  • Business owner/managerial work experience;
  • Personal Investment funds (minimum CAD $500,000);
  • High Net Worth (minimum CAD $800,000);
  • Create two or more jobs;

What are the steps to have a successful OINP application in 2021?

Now we discuss some points, which help the candidates to have a successful OINP application.

  • Make sure that you are eligible: The candidates must be aware when they apply and submit their application for provincial nomination. They have to check their application thoroughly.
  • Apply to be nominated by the Ontario government: The candidate has to apply the OINP e-filing point online, after selection under the OINP stream. It takes 2-3 hours to complete the online application.
  • Apply to the Canadian government for permanent residence: When the candidate completes the application of assessment, successfully, he or she will get a provincial nomination certificate. Then they can apply for Canada PR Visa under IRCC.

What is the OINP application processing time in 2021?

The required time for the OINP application depends on the application of the stream candidates. If the applications need more information's then it may take more time to process. Here is a list of estimated processing time;

OINP Stream Estimated Processing Time
Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker 60-90 days
Express Entry Human Capital Priorities 60-90 days
Express Entry Skilled Trades 30-60 days
Masters Graduate 30-60 days
Ph.D. Graduate 30-60 days
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker 60-90 days
Employer Job Offer: International Student 60-90 days
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills 60-90 days
Entrepreneur Stream Depends on the complexity of the application


Why Choose Skyscapeinternational Visas – The Best Immigration Consultant?

Skyscapeinternational is not a name; it is an ICCRC registered firm. It provides immigration service for almost 12 years. We provide 100% visa approval services in the immigration industry. So why are you waiting? For a successful immigration contact immediately @ +1 6046172986.