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What is Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP)?

Under OINP, the Government of Ontario selects candidates from the express entry pool and it selects skilled labour which will help boost the economy of the region. Actually inviting skilled work force to their region is the primary reason behind this form of PR status. OINP screens the application received and sends them after review to the IRCC for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) status. In this form of selection there are three categories through which the candidate can apply:

  • Human capital priorities Stream
  • International Students with job offer
  • International Students without job offer

What are the basic eligibility criteria in this category?

Based on these streams there are different eligibility criteria for different category.  Some of the demands that need to be fulfilled in case you are selected through the Express Entry are:

  • Have a permanent full-time job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC categories O, A, B) from an employer, who will also have to submit an application to validate your selection.
  • Have basic educational qualification as per the Express Entry Norms (certificate/diploma etc.)
  • Have relevant experience in occupation in-demand which should meet the Express Entry basic requirements.
  • While filling the Express entry form the option of “Interested in Moving to Ontario” should be selected.

What are the In-demand professions in Ontario?

Ontario does not have any specific profession which is in demand in the region, it just requires the candidate to be skilled in National Occupational Classification (NOC)category – O, A or B.

  • Skill Type 0 – Management Jobs
  • Skill Type A –  Professional Jobs with a degree
  • Skill Type B –  Technical Jobs
NOC Code Occupation
0131 Telecommunication Carriers Managers
0213 Computer and Information Systems Managers
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2147 Computer Engineers (Except Software engineers and designers)
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2172 Database Analysts and Data Administrators
2173 Software Engineers and Designers
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2175 Web Designers and Developers
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2282 User Support Technicians
2283 Systems Testing Technicians
5224 Broadcast Technicians
5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
2281 Computer Network Technicians

What is the general processing time for OINP?

The average processing time of the application in all the categories is 30 to 60 days. Except two categories in which the time limit is dependent on the nature of application i.e. – Entrepreneurship and Corporate stream. In these two cases the applications are processed on the basis of individual cases. However, it can take less than 30 days if the applicant is applying through the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Traders Stream.

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