The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) allows foreign workers, international students and others with the right skills, experience and education to apply for a nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.

The OINP is made up of three categories and each category is divided into several streams:

Employer job offer
Human capital

Employer job offer category

The employer job offer category has three streams. You must have a full-time and permanent job offer from an Ontario employer to qualify.

Employer Job Offer:

Foreign Worker Stream
International Student Stream
In-Demand Skills Stream

Human capital category

The human capital category has two sub-categories, the international graduate streams and Ontario’s Express Entry streams.
International graduates

To qualify under the Masters Graduate or PhD Graduate streams, you must have a graduate degree from an eligible Ontario university and apply within two years of getting your degree:

Masters Graduate Stream
PhD Graduate Stream

Ontario’s Express Entry

To qualify 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.

Ontario’s Express Entry:

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
Human Capital Priorities Stream
Skilled Trades Stream

Business category

The business category has one stream:

Entrepreneur stream: You must be an entrepreneur from outside of Canada looking to start a new business or buy an existing business in Ontario