What is OINP Canada?

OINP stands for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. It is an immigration program offered by the province of Ontario in Canada. The program allows the province to nominate individuals with the required skills and work experience to become permanent residents of Canada.

The OINP is part of Canada's Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which allows individual provinces and territories to select immigrants based on their specific economic and labor market needs. Each province or territory has its own PNP with unique criteria and streams tailored to its specific requirements.

The OINP typically has several streams, each designed to target specific groups of applicants, such as skilled workers, international students, and entrepreneurs, among others. Each stream may have different eligibility requirements and selection criteria.

Since immigration policies and programs can be subject to changes and updates, it is essential to refer to the official website of the Ontario government or the Government of Canada for the most up-to-date information on the OINP and its specific streams.

Below are examples of some common streams in the OINP and their general eligibility criteria as of September 2021:

  1. Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream:
    • Be eligible for one of the Federal Express Entry programs (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or Canadian Experience Class).
    • Have a valid profile in the Express Entry pool.
    • Meet the criteria of the Human Capital Priorities Stream, including education, work experience, language proficiency, and settlement funds.

  2. Ontario Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream:
    • Be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program and have a minimum level of French language proficiency (CLB 7 or higher).
    • Have a valid profile in the Express Entry pool.
    • Meet the criteria of the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

  3. Ontario International Student Stream:
    • Have a valid study permit and have completed at least half of the required program of study at an eligible institution in Ontario.
    • Have a job offer in Ontario or a letter of support from an employer.

  4. Ontario Employer Job Offer Stream (Foreign Worker and International Student categories):
    • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from an eligible employer in Ontario.
    • Meet certain work experience, wage, and other requirements set by the program.

  5. Ontario Entrepreneur Stream:
    • Be actively involved in establishing or purchasing and managing a business in Ontario.
    • Have a minimum net worth, invest a certain amount in the business, and create jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Please note that these are just examples, and there might be other streams or changes to the OINP requirements after my last update. For the most current and accurate information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, we recommend visiting the official Ontario government website or the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.