Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP)
Ontario Immigration Nominee Program is an Provincial Nominee Program started for the immigration aspirants to apply for Canada PR for Ontorio Province. Ontario is Canada’s one of the best manufacturing province, surrounded by natural resources, excellent transportation links and the inland Great Lakes. Ontario is the center of Canada’s economic, social, and political life. For the prospective immigrant, Ontario is the dream destination and also the processing time of the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program is faster than other Canadian immigration program.
Ontario Human Capital Priorities (OHCP)
How to apply for OINP via OHCP?
- The aspirant willing to immigrate need to create Profile in the Express Entry System of CIC. After registration candidate will get an Express Entry profile number along with job seeker validation code or Candidate identifier code.
- Candidates Express Entry Profile must be approved by the CIC for either Canadian Experience Class (CIC) or Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) in order to receive the Notification of Interest from Ontario.
OINP will select your profile from the pool under the following parameter:
- The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking Score) score of the candidate in the Express Entry System should be minimum 400.
- The candidate should fulfil all the other required factors of OHCP of Ontario.
- After approval of application from CIC, the applicant has to accept this nomination within 30 days.
- Approval of nomination from Ontario province will add extra 600 points to your Express Entry Score and then after applicant will receive Invitation to apply(ITA) from CIC for Permanent Residence Visa. Once the candidate receives the ITA then within a period of 60 days he/she have to apply for the permanent residency.
- CIC will process your application for verification, so it is mandatory to provide the valid details and documents. The applicant has to go through a medical exam and police verification process.
Eligibility Criteria for Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP):
- Job offer letter from an authorized employer
- Meets the prevailing wage in Ontario for that occupation.
- National Occupation Classification Skill Level C or D is required
- The candidate must have at least 12 months of work experience in full time (at least 1,560 hours per year)
- Have English or a French-language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
- Candidate must have completed high school education or above, equivalent to the Canadian secondary school (high school)
- The document submitted by the candidate must be valid including the information provided otherwise during verification it details found incorrect, the application of the candidate gets rejected.
- Have sufficient funds to cover a cost for settlement in Ontario
Ontario Immigration Points Calculator
Ontario is Canada’s most populated city along with the chief occupational and commercial Centre. Ontario Immigration Nominee Program is designed to give the permanent residency opportunity to the candidates with certain skills and experience who are willing to immigrate to Ontario through the program known as Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP).
There are 2 ways to apply for the Ontario Immigration Provisional Nominee Program:
- With Express Entry: The candidate can create a Canada Express Entry profile by providing all the required Ontario Nomination details if they receive a nomination certificate from the province.
- Without Express Entry: The individual is authorized to apply directly for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program, by communicating with the Immigration Ontario department.
To get selected for applying for the permanent residency in Canada’s Ontario province, it is mandatory for the candidate to score at least 400 points in the below mentioned points calculator table through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Factor1: Language Proficiency
|Level 9 or higher||6||6||6||6|
|Below Level 7||Not eligible to apply|
Factor2: Educational Qualifications
|Doctoral (Ph.D.) level or equivalent||25|
Master’s level, or equivalent, OR an entry-to-practice professional degree, or equivalent. Occupational related to the degree must be:
1.NOC 2011 Skill Level A, and
2.Licensed by a provincial regulatory body
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary credentials (at least one program of at minimum three years), or equivalent||22|
|Canadian post-secondary credential for a program of three years or longer, or equivalent||21|
|Two-year Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent||19|
|One-year Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent||15|
|Canadian high school diploma, or equivalent||5|
Factor3: Work Experience
|Duration of work experience||Points awarded|
|Less than 1 year||Ineligible|
|6 or more years||15|
|AGE (in years)||Points awarded|
|47 or Older||0|
Factor 5 : ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA
|Applicant currently work in Canada on a temporary work permit||A work permit is valid both when applying and when the visa is issued AND IRCC issued work permit based on positive LMIA AND applicant is working for the employer named on the work permit who has made a permanent job offer||10|
Applicant work in Canada in a job that is exempt from LMIA requirement under:-
1.An international agreement or
2.A federal-provincial agreement
|Work Permit is valid both when applying and when the visa is issued AND Current employer has made a permanent offer||10|
Applicant currently do not:
· Have a work permit, or
· Plan to work in Canada before getting a PR Visa
Applicant currently working in Canada and a different employer offer a permanent full-time job;
Applicant currently working in Canada that is exempt from LMIA but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement
The employer has made a permanent offer
An employer has positive LMIA
Factor 6 : ADAPTABILITY
|ADAPTABILITY FACTORs||Points awarded|
Arranged employment (principal applicant only)
Points under Factor 5: Arranged Employment
Candidate’s previous study in Ontario
Candidate completed at least two academic years of full-study at a secondary or post-secondary school in the province1.NOC 2011 Skill Level A, and
2.Licensed by a provincial regulatory body
Spouse or common-law partner’s previous study in the province
Candidate’s spouse or common-law partner completed at least two academic years of full-study at a secondary or post-secondary school in Ontario
Candidate’s Previous work in Ontario
Candidate must complete a minimum of one year of full-time work in the province:
· In a skilled occupation Skill type 0, A or B; and
· With a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada
Spouse or common-law partner’s previous work in Ontario
Candidate’s spouse or common-law partner completed one-year full-time work in the province
Relatives in Ontario
Candidate or their spouse or common-law partner, have a relative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Ontario and is 18 years or older
Spouse or common-law partner’s language proficiency
Minimum CLB level 4 or higher in all four categories (Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing)
Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) In Demand Occupation List
The most important thing to note here is that OINP will be targeting the profiles mentioned on the list but there will be no limit for issuing the Notification of Interest (NOI) so even if your Job is not there, you can get invitation/ nomination from the province.
|Occupation IN-DEmand List||NOC|
|Telecommunication Carriers Managers||0131|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||2133|
|Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)||2147|
|Information Systems Analysts and Consultants||2171|
|Database Analysts and Data Administrators||2172|
|Purchasing agents and officers||1125|
|Accounting technicians and bookkeepers||1311|
|Information systems analysts and consultants||2171|
|Computer network technician||2281|
|Software engineers and designers||2173|
|Database analysts and data administrators||2172|
|Computer programmers and interactive media developers||2174|
|Web Designers and Developers||2175|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians||2241|
|User Support Technicians NOC||2282|
|Systems Testing Technicians||2283|
|Graphic Designers and Illustrators||5241|
|Computer Network Technicians||2281|