Ontario Provincial Nominee Program, Ontario PNP 2018

The Ontario pnp its own immigration program by the name of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The most easiest way to immigrate to Ontario province is Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) express entry and a candidate would be eligible to apply for same when they score well according to the Ontario PNP points calculator. In order to qualify for Ontario province a candidate needs to score 400 points in the Ontario pnp. After qualifying in terms of points the candidates would be allotted a Ontario Provincial Nomination Certificate. There are various changes that are made in Ontario immigration, in order to be updated with these changes candidates must follow the Ontario PNP news.

A candidate may refer to Ontario Immigration occupation list 2018 and Ontario Immigration points calculator 2018 for being eligible to apply to the Ontario PNP program and finally being eligible for Canadian Permanent Residency permit.

OINP Current Status

Following is the current status of OINP under the different heads or streams. This changes over time and a candidate needs to be updated with the sheet in order to know which stream is accepting the applications currently.

Stream

Express Entry AlignmentJob OfferCurrent Status
French-Speaking Skilled WorkerYesNo

Accepting applications & issuing invitations

Foreign Worker

NoYesAccepting applications
Human Capital PrioritiesYesNo

Accepting Invitations and issuing invitation

Skilled Trades

YesNoAccepting applications & issuing invitations
International StudentNoYes

Accepting applications

Foreign Worker

NoYesAccepting applications
Masters GraduatesNoNo

Intake paused

PhD Graduates

NoNoAccepting applications
In-Demand SkillsNoYes

Accepting applications

Entrepreneur

NoNoAccepting EOIs, issuing invitations & accepting applications
CorporateNoNo

Open

Ontario PNP streams

Ontario  Immigration under the Canada immigration has various streams under which the Ontario province accepts the applications under the Ontario pnp program. Following are those streams:-

1) Ontario Express Entry

Express Entry is introduced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage the permanent residency amongst the skilled immigration workers. To qualify for the express entry system a candidate need to qualify one of the following streams:-

✍ Federal Skilled Worker Program

✍ Canadian Experience Class

a) Ontario Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario declared a temporary pause on Notifications of Interest (NOIs) sent under the Human Capital Priorities Stream on February 16, 2016.

Ontario Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Stream allows OINP to nominate eligible applicants having required academic qualification, work experience, language capability, and other skills, so that they can enter the federal Express Entry pool. It helps these candidates establish and function into labour market and communities of Ontario. Candidates see the listed occupations under the Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream occupation list.

b) Ontario Express Entry – French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

The Ontario Express Entry: French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream is constructed for French-Speaking skilled workers who have strong English language skills as well and want to reside and work for permanent basis in Ontario. This stream allows OINP to provide nomination to applicants having required academic qualification, skilled working experience, language capability, and other characteristics in the Express Entry pool and help them in successfully establishing and integrating into Ontario’s labour market and communities.

c) Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream is designed for candidates who have work experience in one of the designated skilled works and moreover who want to live and work permanently in the Ontario province. This stream enables to invite those skilled workers who have work experience, language ability, skills trades certification (not required everywhere) and other traits that helps them to integrate and settle in the Ontario’s labour market and communities.

d) General Category (Employer Category)

Ontario declared a temporary pause for the intake of visa applications under the Employer Pre-screen application program from May 9, 2016. Although, International skilled applicants having approved job offer by the OINP may submit their application for provincial Nomination.

Under this stream, employers in Ontario are allowed to employ International skilled workers for required job positions (authorized by the Canadian Government and fall under NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B). Selected applicants may be living abroad or in Canada at the time of application.

2) Ontario International Student Category

Ontario declared a temporary pause for the new applications under Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams from May 9, 2016. Although, International Student having approved job offer under the Employer Pre-screen application program may submit their application for provincial Nomination.

✍ Ontario International Student with Job Offer Stream

International Student with Job Offer Stream was designed to allow employers in Ontario to select foreign students for required job positions. It is specifically available for international students having job offers in Ontario.

✍ Ontario International Masters Graduate Stream

International Masters Graduate Stream is designed for candidates who have acquired a Master’s degree from any of Ontario’s publicly funded universities. Under this stream, job offer is not required.

✍ Ontario International PhD Graduate Stream

International PhD Graduate Stream allows candidates who have acquired a PhD qualification from any of Ontario’s publicly funded universities. Under this stream, job offer is not required.

3) Ontario Business Category

Ontario as a province offers various opportunities for business candidates as well. Ontario Immigration has various eligibility conditions under which it offers the opportunity to candidates to invest and settle in the province.

✍ Entrepreneur Stream

Entrepreneur Stream is constructed to invite candidates who wish to establish a new business venture or involve into an existing business venture of Ontario. Eligible Candidates can acquire a temporary work permit support letter which will depend upon their performance agreement for establishing an Ontario business. In case the investment plan and job creation agreements mentioned in the performance agreement are accepted further, candidates will be nominated for Canada permanent residency visa.

✍ Corporate Stream

Corporate Stream is constructed to support already established foreign corporations who wish to expand their venture in Ontario or seek to involve into an existing business venture. Once the business establishes successfully, the major staff members will be eligible to apply for a provincial nomination. This will further allow them to acquire the permanent residency visa of Canada.

 

For availing more information about Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), call the corporate hotline +91-7042184185 / Email your queries on  info@makevisas.com or Visit the Official Website. You can directly walk-in to to our nearby office for more details and enquiry.

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