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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

PNP OntarioThe Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the province’s economic immigration program. It works in partnership with the Government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Foreign workers, international students and others with the right skills, experience and education apply to the OINP for a nomination.
The OINP recognizes and nominates people for permanent residence who have the skills and experience the Ontario economy needs, and the Government of Canada makes the final decision to approve applications for permanent residence.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is currently accepting applications under the following streams:

  • French- Speaking Skilled Worker stream
  • Human Capital Priorities stream
  • Skilled Trades stream
  • Entrepreneur stream

The following OINP streams are now open through the OINP Expression of Interest system:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream

The following OINP streams remain closed and will open under the OINP Expression of Interest system at a later date:

  • Masters Graduate stream
  • PhD Graduate stream

*To apply under Ontario’s Express Entry streams, you must have a profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system and receive a notification of interest from Ontario.