Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Ontario has one of the most varied and dynamic of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs. Skilled workers, graduates, and businesspeople can plan their immigration to Ontario.

Ontario Express Entry

Stream/Category Job offer required? Basic criteria
Human Capital Priorities No Be in the Express Entry pool as a FSW or CEC candidate and meet a minimum CRS score requirement determined by the director [of the OINP]
French-Speaking Skilled Worker No Be in the Express Entry pool as a FSW or CEC candidate with adequate-intermediate (CLB 7) or better French and developing-intermediate (CLB 6) or better English ability
Skilled Trades No Be in the Express Entry pool as a CEC candidate and currently residing in Ontario, with work experience in a listed skilled trade occupation

 

Graduate Streams

Stream/Category Job offer required? Basic criteria
Masters Graduates No Graduated from a Master’s program in Ontario within the last two years
PhD Graduates No Graduated from a PhD program in Ontario within the last two years

 

Employer Job Offer

Stream/Category Job offer required? Basic criteria
International Student Yes Graduated from a degree program at a Canadian college or university that is at least two years in length, or a diploma program at a college or university that is at least a one-year post-graduate certificate program
Foreign Worker Yes Have a permanent job offer in a skilled occupation that meets the prevailing wage levels in Ontario for that occupation and region.
In-Demand Skills Yes Recently worked in Ontario in a high-demand construction or agriculture occupation

 

Business Streams

Stream/Category Job offer required? Basic criteria
Entrepreneur No (but must create jobs) Business owner/managerial experience, high net worth (min. $800,000), personal investment funds (min. $500,000), create two or more jobs
Corporate N/A Terminated in 2019

 

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

Through the Provincial Nominee System, British Columbia provides a wide variety of sources and divisions for jobs, students and businessmen. This contains definitions associated with the immigrant classification system for Canada’s federal Express Entry.

Express Entry BC

Category Job offer required? Aligned with SIRS? Basic criteria
Skilled worker Yes Yes Job offer in a skilled position
International Graduate Yes Yes Job offer in a skilled position; studied at post-secondary level in Canada
International Post-Graduate No No Graduated Master’s/PhD program in BC in natural, applied or health sciences
Health care professional Yes No Job offer in a listed health occupation

 

Skills Immigration

Category Job offer required? Aligned with SIRS? Basic criteria
Skilled worker Yes Yes Job offer in a skilled position
International Graduate Yes Yes Job offer in a skilled position; studied at post-secondary level in Canada
International Post-Graduate No No Graduated Master’s/PhD program in BC in natural, applied or health sciences
Health care professional Yes No Job offer in a listed health occupation
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Yes Yes Job offer in tourism/hospitality, trucking, or food processing industry

 

Entrepreneur Immigration

Category Job offer required? Aligned with SIRS? Basic criteria
Entrepreneur Immigration No, but must create at least one job No High net worth; business proposal

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