Ontario Provincial Nominee Program

Ontario Express Entry

Ontario is Canada’s most popular landing destination for immigrants from around the world. As Canada’s most populous province, nearly 40 percent of Canadians call Ontario home. Ontario is also home to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and its largest city, Toronto. In many ways, Ontario is the center of Canada’s economic, social, and political life.

 

Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a provincial nomination from Ontario, after which they can apply for Canadian permanent residence with the Government of Canada.

What is Ontario Express Entry?

Ontario Express Entry is a new system for managing immigration that was introduced by the Ontario government in January 2015. The system is designed to make it easier for skilled workers and their families to come to Ontario and find jobs. Under the Ontario Express Entry system, candidates are ranked according to a point-based assessment grid, and the highest-ranking candidates are invited to apply for permanent residency.

How can you qualify for the Ontario Express Entry program?

There are three ways to qualify:

  • You can be nominated by the province
  • You can have a valid job offer in the province, or
  • You can demonstrate that you meet the criteria of one of the federal economic immigration programs.

If you want to apply for permanent residence through the Ontario Express Entry program, you must first create an online profile.

The OINP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

  • Human Capital Category
  • Employer Job Offer Category
  • Business Category

 

1. Human Capital Category

The OINP Human Capital Category consists of five streams divided into two categories: Ontario’s Express Entry streams and the International Graduates streams.

a. Ontario's Express Entry Streams

The Ontario Express Entry streams are aligned with the federal government’s Express Entry selection system. Candidates can only apply for these streams if they have an active Express Entry profile and if they have received an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.

b. Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream

This stream enables the OINP to nominate individuals who are eligible to enter the federal Express Entry pool and who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other characteristics to successfully establish themselves and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.
The OINP also uses the Human Capital Priorities Stream to conduct occasional tech draws for Express Entry candidates with work experience in six tech-sector occupations.

c. Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

This stream allows Ontario to nominate French-Speaking skilled Express Entry candidates who have strong English language abilities, education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other characteristics to help them successfully establish themselves and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.

d. Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

The Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades stream targets tradespersons with ongoing or recent experience of working in Ontario.

e. International Graduates Streams

Ontario’s two International Graduate streams target international students who have recently obtained a master’s or doctoral degree from an eligible Ontario university.

f. Masters Graduate Stream

This stream targets individuals who have graduated with a master’s degree from an eligible Ontario university. A job offer is not required.

g. PhD Graduate Stream

This stream targets individuals who have graduated from a PhD program at an eligible Ontario university. A job offer is not required.

2. Employer Job Offer Category

Through the Foreign Worker and International Student streams, Ontario employers can nominate foreign workers and/or international students with an eligible job offer in Ontario. Potential applicants may be living abroad or in Canada at the time of applying.

a. Foreign Worker Stream

This stream provides foreign workers with a job offer in a skilled occupation in Ontario the capability to settle and work in the province.

b. International Student Stream

This stream assists international students with job offers in Ontario to work and settle as permanent residents in the province.

c. In-Demand Skills Stream

This stream targets foreign workers abroad or in Canada with a job offer in specific in-demand occupations, such as in agriculture or construction.

What are the benefits of the Ontario Express Entry program for immigrants and their families?

The Ontario Express Entry program is one of the most popular immigration programs in Canada. The program has been designed to help immigrants and their families immigrate to Canada quickly and efficiently.

The program provides many benefits for immigrants and their families, including:

  • The ability to live and work in any province or territory in Canada
  • The ability to apply for Canadian citizenship
  • The ability to sponsor family members to come to Canada
  • The ability to live and work in any province or territory in Canada
  • The ability to apply for permanent residence status in Canada
  • The ability to live and work in any province or territory in Canada. The program has been designed to help immigrants and their families immigrate to Canada quickly and efficiently.

How can we help you with the Ontario express entry program?

If you are looking for help with your Ontario Express Entry application, our team of experts can assist you. We can help you with the entire process, from start to finish. We will make sure that your application is complete and accurate, and we will submit it on your behalf. We know the ins and outs of the Ontario Express Entry program, and we can help you maximize your chances of being selected.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your Ontario Express Entry application. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Let us help you take the first step towards a new life in Canada!

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