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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

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Ontario is one of the most inhabited provinces in Canada. Nearly 40 percent of the country’s populace lives in this state, Ontario PNP making a crucial destination for immigrants and a point of interest. Ontario has two important cities one is the Toronto is the capital of Ontario province and second Ottawa is the capital of Canada.

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program is the most popular immigration pathway for those who want to migrate to Canada under the OINP. The flourishing economy of the province fulfills the dreams of potential applicants, offering them a life they have fantasized about.

OINP works in coordination with Canada’s Express Entry Program which has been planned to aim for skilled workers with proven skills and work experience to contribute positively to the local and national economy..

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OINP Express Entry Streams 2024

The following is the list of pathways available for immigration to Ontario.

  • Ontario Express Entry
  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • General Category (Employer Category)
  • Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream
  • International Student Category
  • International Students with a Job Offer Stream
  • International Students – Masters Graduate Stream
  • International Students – PhD Graduate Stream
  • Business Category
  • Entrepreneur Stream
  • Corporate Stream

It is important to know which stream is suitable for our application. This is more appropriate in light of the fact that only a limited number of applications are selected each year.

OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream 2024

OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Stream is suitable pathway for Indians to get a Canada PR Visa. Though it proposes a restricted number of seats but the selection criteria are easy and approachable to select the skilled workers from the Express Entry Program Pool.

OINP follows in-demand occupation list as per the NOC. Selected candidates who fall under this occupation list are eligible to be selected for OINP following the Express Entry Program, so it is important to know which factors you need to focus on in order to best highlight your application:

  • Candidates must score at least 400 points on CRS. If you score more on CRS then there will be higher chance to get nominated.
  • Must have sufficient work experience in the selected job code.
  • Occupation must be on a NOC level 0, A, or B within five years prior to the date of the NOI from OINP.
  • Have a valid Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, PhD Degree or any equivalent certificate. It is also required to have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report by relevant authority.

All applicants must have a Canada Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System score of 400 points or greater (only for those who are willing to apply under Ontario Express Entry System).

Ontario PNP Processing Time 2024

OINP Stream Estimated processing time
Express Entry – French Speaking Skilled Worker 60 to 90 days*
Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities 60 to 90 days*
Express Entry – Skilled Trades 30 to 60 days*
International Masters Graduate 30 to 60 days*
International PhD Graduate 30 to 60 days
Employer Job Offer – Foreign Worker and International Student 60 to 90 days*
Entrepreneur Dependent upon the complexity of the application
Corporate Dependent upon the complexity of the application

Total Cost of Applying to the Ontario PNP

  • The total cost of applying to Ontario’s Express Entry & International Graduates is $1,500, which covers the cost of processing your application.
  • Cost of Business Category- Entrepreneur Stream $ 3500 / $ 3500 (business partner)
  • Application cost for Employer Job Offer Category - Foreign Worker Stream $ 1500 to $ 2000 & In-Demand Skills Stream $ 1500 to $ 2000

Ontario Immigrants Nominee Program (OINP) Draw

The Ontario Immigrants Nominee Program (OINP)is a the best pathways to get Canada Permanent Residency and that offers different- different streams targeting skilled workers, entrepreneurs and graduates. Ontario PNP holds its regular draw every month one way to secure a nomination through the OINP is through their regular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws.

OINP Latest Draw

The latest Ontario PNP Draw was conducted on February 8, 2024. This draw included invitations for two streams: Human Capital Priorities & Employer Job Offer- International Student stream.

  • The total number of invitations Issued (ITAs) is 4,552 Candidates
  • Latest CRS score required for Ontario PNP is 471 and 480 above.

Eligibility Criteria for Ontario PNP

To be eligible for certain opportunities, you need:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher educational qualifications.
  • An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for your educational credentials.
  • A genuine intention to live and work in Ontario.
  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 400 or higher• At least one year of relevant work experience.
  • At least one year of relevant work experience.
  • Proof of having sufficient funds.

OINP Points Calculator 2024

While qualifying for OINP, the eligibility criteria for getting selected to receive an ITA are scoring 400 or more points in the Express Entry Points Calculator. As there are only a limited number of seats across the various streams offered by the OINP, there is tough competition between the profiles of different candidates. The more you score in Express Entry, the more chances you have of getting nominated by the province. Know your score for Ontario PNP click here...

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