Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows the province of Ontario to nominate individuals who meet their economic and labor market needs for permanent residency in Canada. To be eligible for the OINP, applicants must meet the specific criteria of the category they are applying for, as well as the general eligibility requirements for Canadian immigration, such as language proficiency and health and security clearances. The OINP uses a points-based system to assess applicants based on factors such as education, work experience, language proficiency, and other criteria. The highest-scoring applicants are invited to apply for a nomination from the OINP.

The OINP has several categories for skilled workers, international students, and entrepreneurs who want to settle and work in Ontario. These categories include:
•      Human Capital Priorities
This category is for skilled workers who have a valid Express Entry profile and meet the criteria of the OINP’s Human Capital Priorities stream.

•      International Graduate
This category is for international students who have graduated from an eligible Canadian institution in Ontario and have a job offer from an Ontario employer.

•      Employer Job Offer
This category is for skilled workers who have a job offer from an Ontario employer in an eligible occupation.

•      Business
This category is for entrepreneurs who want to establish a new business or purchase an existing one in Ontario.