Ontario Provincial Nominee Program Requirements 2018
Ontario PNP Program 2018
Ontario is the most populous province of Canada. Approximately 40% of Canada’s population live in Ontario, Ottawa being the main hub as Canada’s Capital as well as Toronto also one of the main cities of Ontario province. Nearly half of immigrants resides in Ontario, includes people from 200 different countries speaking more than 125 languages. Ontario is the economic, social and political heartland of Canada. For getting permanent residence visa for Ontario, fastest way is through the Ontario provincial nomination program(OINP) in the express entry program.
Formerly called Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program(OOPNP), now changed to Ontario Provincial Nominee Program(OINP) provides immigrants with the skills and experience needed by the province a chance to apply for permanent residence through an expedited process. There are two ways to apply for permanent residence, firstly is directly contacting the province(Immigration Ontario) via provincial nomination outside express entry. If given the nomination, candidate can create express profile and Ontario nomination to their profile.
Second way is via applying through express entry program. After creating your profile, candidates can express their interest in the Ontario provincial nomination. If Ontario PNP contacts the candidates and invites him or her to formally invite to apply for the permanent residence, then applicant can transfer the Ontario provincial nomination certificate to his or her express profile and can instantly get 600 points in CRS increasing chances definitely for getting the ITA in next draw. Express entry speeds up the Ontario immigration process significantly, with most applicants being processed in less than in 6 months.
Providing opportunities to qualified immigrants is one aspect of nominee program. It also focuses on job creation, job retention and economic development. The Ontario PNP is designed in such a way that it supports government priorities, especially through immigration of qualified professionals in the health care and education sectors in particulars. Ontario PNP is primarily employer driven meaning for an immigrant you can apply when your employer is pre-screened and the employer needs to provide a nominee package from Ontario PNP.
There are six streams under Ontario Provincial Nominee Program(OINP) and they are as follows:
General Category is the broadest category of all the streams. Ontario employers can recruit foreign immigrants for approved skills categorised under by Government of Canada as NOC Level O,A or B. Both employer and applicant have to meet certain requirements which are as follows:
Requirements for applicants:
Requirement for employer:
Designed for international student category to study in Ontario province. There are also three sub-categories:
Introduce in fall 2015, it helps to establish and support international corporations interested in expanding into Ontario either by opening or buying a business in the province. Through this program, important employees of foreign corporation can be nominated for Canadian permanent residence visa once the business has been successfully set-up in the province. Conditions for this program are as follows:
A maximum of 5 people can be nominated under this OINP stream for each Ontario business purchased or created by a foreign corporation.
Ontario PNP Entrepreneur stream is designed to help foreigners buy a business in the province or create a brand new Ontario company. After the business is set-up, they can be invited by Ontario immigration for applying for permanent residence visa under provincial nomination program. Eligibility criteria for applying in this program are as follows:
While opening or buying a business in Ontario province, applicant must have minimum of 33.3% equity share in order to apply for permanent residence under this program.
This stream allows the province to select the applicants from the express pool who have shown interest in Ontario provincial nomination program based on necessary skilled work experience, language ability, characteristics, and education value to bring in the province. Applicant must have minimum of 400 points in CRS before getting the provincial nomination. Candidates who have received notification from Ontario province through their MyCIC account have 45 days to apply for Ontario PNP stream. To be able to apply under this stream, following conditions must be met:
There are some conditions to be met for applying through this stream and they are follows:
If nominated by Ontario PNP, candidate will have 30 days to accept the nomination and on acceptance 600 points will be awarded to the applicant in express profile.
Benefits of this program are various. Some of them are as follows:
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