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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)

Candidate willing to apply for OHCP stream have to be selected already in the Express Entry Pool of CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) and possesses the following things- Skills, experienced, language ability, and qualification as per applied field requirement.

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

LEVELs Speaking listening reading writing
Level 9 or higher 6 6 6 6
Level 9 5 5 5 5
Level 7 4 4 4 4
Below Level 7 Not eligible to apply

Factor2: Educational Qualifications

education Points awarded
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
1 year 9
2-3 years 11
4-5 years 13
6 or more years 15

Factor4: AGE

AGE (in years) Points awarded
Under 18 0
18-35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 or Older 0


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




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 province

1.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
Administrative assistants 1241
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
Broadcast Technicians 5224
Graphic Designers and Illustrators 5241
Computer Network Technicians 2281

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