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
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.
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
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