The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which works with the Canadian government. If a province nominates you, then you can apply for permanent residence at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
OINP can be categorized into nine streams under four requirements: job offer, education, skills and experience, and foreign entrepreneurship.
Employer Job Offer is a pathway for immigration if you have a job offer in Ontario. They are further categorized into international graduates, foreign workers, and in-demand occupations. You can apply for the In-Demand nomination if there’s a great demand for a particular set of workers.
If you are an international student but have a job offer in Ontario, then you’re eligible for the International Graduate category. To qualify under the Foreign Workers category, you must be a foreign national with a job offer in Ontario and 2 years of work experience.
If you’re a Master’s or Ph.D. student willing to stay even after graduation, apply for this option. You must also have lived there for one year during the duration of your course.
To be nominated under this stream, apply through Express Entry. The Human Capital Priority Stream is applicable if you have a good command of the language, work experience, and skills.
The French-Speaking Skilled Worker Class requires you to be proficient in both French and English, along with work experience. To be eligible under the Skilled Trades Stream, you need to have at least one year of experience in your job.
For the Entrepreneur stream, you must provide an Expression of Interest and give an interview and agreement. Upon selection, you’ll be given a temporary work permit, and based on your performance, you’ll be offered permanent residence.
Ontario has the highest rate of immigration compared to other provinces. They have a low unemployment rate, and the labor force is developing very well. For clarification and additional information, contact Dev Immigration. They offer the best pathways for immigration to Ontario.