The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is widely popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Ontario Province in Canada. The Ontario PNP aims to fulfil the labour market demands of Ontario. The OINP allows Ontario to nominate suitable skilled workers to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for Canadian Permanent residency.
It aims to select suitable people for the province, which can contribute to Ontario’s economy and development. OINP functions in coordination with the Federal government of Canada.
The OINP has designed some key categories to invite individuals with different skills, expertise, and relevance for Ontario. The two of its key categories are Business and Human Capital category. Each category includes various streams under which applicants apply. Find below the further breakup of these critical categories of OINP:
Business Category has two main subcategories, i.e.
Find below the description of these two categories:
Find below the main categories included in Human Capital Priorities Stream:
Find below the Express Entry aligned sub-categories under Human Capital Priorities stream of OINP:
The Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is for the overseas skilled workers willing to live and work in the province of Ontario permanently.
The Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream allows the OINP to nominate the skilled foreign workers in the Express Entry pool of federal Express Entry System. It prefers the candidates, who have the essential education; skilled work experience, language skills, and other such capabilities to help themselves successfully fit into Ontario’s labour market and communities and subsequently settle in the province.
The Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is for the French-speaking overseas skilled workers with good English language skills and are willing to live and work in the province of Ontario permanently.
The Express Entry: Skilled Trades Stream of OINP is for the skilled workers with work experience in an eligible skilled trade and willing to live and work in the province of Ontario permanently.
Find below the primary documents required for HCP category of OINP:
The estimated processing time (based on the most recent applications processed) of Ontario’s Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities Stream is 30-60 days.
However, the processing time varies based on the validity and accuracy of individual applications and documents. Some applications may take longer than estimated processing time if OINP is waiting for additional documents or a procedural fairness letter reply.
|OINP stream||Estimated processing time|
|Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker||30 – 60 days|
|Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities||30 – 60 days|
|Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades||30 – 60 days|
|Masters Graduate||30 – 60 days|
|PhD Graduate||30 – 60 days|
|Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker||60 – 90 days|
|Employer Job Offer: International Student||90 – 120 days|
|Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills||60 – 90 days|
|Entrepreneur||Expression of Interest (EOI) Assessment:|
|Less than 30 days|
|Depends on application complexity|
Besides, the processing time is subject to change based on the status of application processing. Hence, to confirm the changes or update in processing time, you may contact the Visas Avenue Canada Immigration Expert at below given contact details.
As already mentioned, you first need to have a profile registered in the Express Entry system to apply in the Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Suppose you have a profile registered in Express Entry system and you meet the essential criteria of a particular stream of Ontario PNP. In that case, you are eligible to receive the NOI (Notification of Interest) from OINP.
To further confirm your eligibility, and get inclusive process assistance to apply in OINP- Express Entry –HCP stream, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue certified Canada Immigration expert on Visas Avenue Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777.
Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, get a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.
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