ontario provicial nominee program

Canada recognizes immigration as a key factor for economic growth, with the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OINP) focusing on welcoming skilled workers, corporations, entrepreneurs and international students as permanent residents of the province.

The OINP Ontario PNP partners with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to determine eligibility for several available programs. The OINP nominates individuals who meet requirements for economic immigration, before the IRCC reviews applications and approves permanent resident visas for workers, students, business owners and entrepreneurs.

Who Should Consider The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program?

This Ontario immigrant nominee program focuses on applicants who seek permanent residency because of their ability to fulfill in-demand positions or create business growth. Ontario PNP offers several streams to match different scenarios. These scenarios are grouped into three different categories by Ontario immigration.

Business Category

  • The Corporate Stream offers support for established international corporations who are interested in an Ontario expansion, or purchasing a business within the province.
  • The Entrepreneur Stream provides help for those who wish to start a new business in the province, or purchase an existing business to implement an entrepreneur’s plan.

Employer Job Offer Category

  • The Foreign Worker Stream includes people who have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Ontario company.
  • The International Student Stream allows foreign students with a job offer to apply for Ontario residency.
  • The In-Demand Skills Stream focuses on construction and agriculture workers, specifically those who meet eligibility for important roles within those industries.

Human Capital Category

  • The Masters Graduate Stream gives international students a chance to live and work in Ontario, with the ability to apply to PNP Ontario without a job offer.
  • The PhD Graduate Stream functions similar to the masters stream, but focuses on students at the post-doctoral level.
  • The Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream involves workers who speak fluent French and English.
  • The Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream focuses on skilled applicants who wish to work and live in Ontario on a permanent basis.
  • The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream deals with workers who have experience in a specific, eligible trade.

  Entrepreneurship project-     December 14,2021.

Ontario is recruiting 100 international entrepreneurs to start or grow businesses in regions outside of the Greater Toronto Area that have been hit hard by pandemic job losses through the Entrepreneur Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). This initiative will create more local jobs in a variety of sectors including information technology, life sciences, and tourism while bringing new investments to cities and towns often overlooked by entrepreneurs.

Through this two-year project, international entrepreneurs will be able to purchase or start new companies, hire local workers and drive economic growth in their new communities.

“As we continue to build back better, we want people across Ontario – no matter where they live – to find rewarding, well-paying careers in their communities,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “Our government is working for workers and spreading the jobs and opportunities that entrepreneurs bring to every corner of our province, not just our big cities.”

Each entrepreneur who is selected will be required to invest a minimum of $200,000 into their business – generating at least $20 million for Ontario’s economy. The project will prioritize applications from entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business outside of the GTA, especially in communities hit hard by job losses resulting from COVID-19.

Although the Entrepreneur Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program was initially established in 2015, only two nominations have been made to date. To improve this program, this project will better support entrepreneurs that apply and help connect them with business opportunities that best fit them.

In 2021, over 100,000 immigrants have been granted permanent residency status by the federal government. Only 8,600 were nominated through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. To better fill critical labour shortages and drive economic growth, Minister McNaughton has called on the federal government to double Ontario’s allocation in 2022.

Quick Facts

  • Through the entrepreneur project, applicants will be able to be nominated for permanent residence once their business has been operating in Ontario for 18-20 months.
  • Ontario has again requested the federal government to double its current nomination allocation for 2022 to support economic growth and drive new jobs and investment to the province.
  • This work builds on the government efforts to attract top talent and investment to the province by:

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