Ontario PNP

Immigration Provincial Nominee Program
Introduction:

OINP consists of the following categories: Employer Job Offer Category, Human Capital Category and Business Category. Employer Job Offer includes: Foreign Worker Stream, International Student Stream and In-Demand Skills Streams. Human Capital Category includes: Masters Graduate Stream, PhD Graduate Stream, Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream and Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. Business Category includes Corporate Stream and Entrepreneur Stream.

Employer Criteria:
  1. Employers must have been in active for at least 3 years
  2. Must have business premises in Ontario
  3. Employers must be in compliance with the Ontario Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  4. Employers inside of the Greater Toronto Area must have:
    • A minimum of $1,000,000 in gross annual revenue for the most recent fiscal year,
    • Five full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the location where the applicant will work
  5. Employers outside of the Greater Toronto Area must have:
    • A minimum of $500,000 in gross annual revenue for the most recent fiscal year,
    • Three full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the location where the applicant will work
Foreign Worker Criteria:
  1. Have a full-time permanent job offer in a skilled under occupation NOC 0, A, B
  2. Meets the median wage levels in Ontario for that occupation and region.
  3. Have two cumulative years of work in the last five years, either in Canada or abroad
  4. Have the relevant mandatory licensing in Ontario for a regulated occupation, if applicable
  5. Have an intention to reside in Ontario
  6. Have legal status in if currently residing in Canada.
International Student Stream Criteria:
  1. Have a full-time job offer of an indeterminate duration in a skilled occupation(NOC0, A, B)
  2. Meets the entry-level wage in Ontario for that occupation and region
  3. In the past 2 years, had obtained a degree or diploma from an eligible Canadian institution that takes at least two years to complete or a degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible Canadian institution that takes at least one year to complete, and had completed at least half of your studies on a full-time basis while lawfully residing and studying in Canada
  4. Have an intention to reside in Ontario;Applicants will be required to show their ties to Ontario (through current and/or previous employment / Job offers or jobs applied/interviewed for/Education/Volunteer work/Lease agreement/Professional networks/family ties/ social connections or personal relationship/previous visits in ON)
  5. Have legal status in if currently residing in Canada
In – Demand Skills Stream Criteria:
  1. Have a full-time job offer of an indeterminate duration in an eligible occupation
  2. Meets the median wage levels in Ontario for that occupation and region
  3. Have nine months of cumulative work experience in Ontario obtained within the three years
  4. Have completed the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school
  5. Have a valid certificate or license (if required)
  6. Have an English or a French-language level of CLB4
  7. Have sufficient funds and/or income in Ontario to cover the settlement costs for you and your dependent family members
  8. Have an intention to reside in Ontario
  9. Must have legal status in Canada if currently residing in Canada

Eligible Ontario In-Demand Skills Occupations:

NOCOccupation
NOC 3413Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
NOC 4412Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
NOC 7441Residential and commercial installers and servicers
NOC 7511Transport truck drivers
NOC 7521Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
NOC 8431General farm workers
NOC 8432Nursery and greenhouse workers
NOC 8611Harvesting labourers
NOC 7611Construction trades helpers and labourers
NOC 9462Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, related workers
Masters Graduate Stream Criteria:
  1. Have obtained a Master’s degree that is at least one academic year in length and from an eligible Ontario institution in the past 2 years
  2. A minimum of CLB7 (IETLS 6 )
  3. Have resided in Ontario for at least one year in the last two years before the application submission date
  4. A minimum level of savings or income to support you and your family members.
  5. Have intention to reside in Ontario
  6. Must have legal status in Canada if currently residing in Ontario
PhD Graduate Stream Criteria:
  1. Completed the requirements necessary to obtain a PhD degree from an eligible Ontario institution and have completed at least two years of the degree requirements
  2. have resided in Ontario for at least 12 of the last 24 months before the application submission date
  3. A minimum level of savings or income to support you and your family members.
  4. A minimum of CLB7 (IETLS 6 )
  5. Must have legal status in Canada if currently residing in Ontario
  6. Intend to reside in Ontario
Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream:
  1. Qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and have a valid profile in Express Entry Pool
  2. Have received a Notification of Interest from Ontario
  3. Have one-year continuous work experience within the past five years according to the criteria under the Federal Skilled Workers Program or have one-year work experience ( can be cumulative) within the past three years according to the criteria under the Canadian Experience Class
  4. Equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor’s degree or above
  5. A minimum of CLB7 in English or in French
  6. A minimum level of savings or income to support you and your family members
  7. Must have legal status in Canada if currently residing in Canada
  8. A minimum of 400 points in the CRS of IRCC’s Express Entry system.
Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream:
  1. Qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and have a valid profile in Express Entry Pool
  2. Have received a Notification of Interest from Ontario
  3. Have one-year work experience within the past five years according to the criteria under the Federal Skilled Workers Program or have one-year work experience within the past five years according to the criteria under the Canadian Experience Class
  4. Equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor’s degree or above
  5. Have a minimum of CLB level 7 in French and level 6 in English
  6. A minimum level of savings or income to support you and your family members
  7. Intend to reside in Ontario
  8. Must have legal status in Canada if currently residing in Canada
Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream:
  1. Qualify for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and have a valid profile in Express Entry Pool
  2. Have received a Notification of Interest from Ontario
  3. A minimum of one year of full-time (or the equivalent in part-time) work experience in Ontario within two years in some specified occupations
  4. Have related licensing if applicable
  5. Is currently residing in Ontario with a valid work permit
  6. Have a minimum of CLB 5 in English or French
  7. A minimum level of savings or income to support you and your family members
  8. Intend to reside in Ontario
Corporate Stream Criteria:
  1. Your corporation must have been established for at least 36 months at the time of application submission
  2. Eligible corporate structures include: public corporations, sole proprietorship, and partnerships
  3. Your Corporation must make a minimum investment of $5 million to expand into Ontario or purchase an existing business in the province;a minimum investment of $10 million if in a land development or a leasehold company
  4. Your Corporation must create five (5) new permanent and full-time jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents per key staff applicant
  5. Submit a Business Plan
  6. Key staff must be in a senior, executive, management or specialized knowledge capacity in your Corporation’s existing business (Work in NOC 0 A occupation)
  7. Have at least 36 months of experience in the last 60 months
  8. have a language proficiency equivalent to CLB5 or higher
  9. must physically reside in Ontario for at least 75% of each year (nine months out of the year)
Entrepreneur Criteria:
  1. At least two years of full-time business experience in the last six years
  2. If your proposed business will be located within the Greater Toronto Area, must have a minimum net worth of $800,000 CDN. If your proposed business will be located outside of the GTA, you must have a minimum net worth of $400,000 CDN. If your proposed business will be in the ICT/Digital Communications sector (regardless of your proposed business location), you must have a minimum net worth of $400,000 CDN.
  3. If your proposed business will be located within the GTA, you must make a minimum personal investment of $600,000 CDN and have a minimum equity ownership of 33.3 per cent. If your proposed business will be located outside of the GTA, you must make a minimum personal investment of $200,000 CDN and have a minimum equity ownership of 33.3 per cent. If your proposed business will be in the ICT/Digital Communications sector (regardless of where you set up the business), you must make a minimum personal investment of $200,000 CDN and have a minimum equity ownership of 33.3 per cent.
  4. If your proposed business will be located within the GTA, you must create at least two permanent full-time jobs for Canadian citizens/ permanent residents. If your proposed business will be located outside of the GTA, you must create at least one permanent full-time jobs for Canadian citizens/ permanent residents
  5. must make at least one business related visit in the 12 months prior to submitting the EOI if purchasing an existing business.

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