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Ontario PNP 2021 Processing Time and Document requirement

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.

Main Categories of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

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

Business Category has two main subcategories, i.e.

  1. Corporate Stream
  2. Entrepreneur Stream

Find below the description of these two categories:

  1. Corporate Stream: The Corporate Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has targets to support established foreign corporations willing to expand into Ontario or purchase an existing business in the province.
  2. Entrepreneur Stream: The Entrepreneur Stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) supports the overseas individuals in implementing a new business idea or purchasing an existing business in Ontario.

Human Capital Category

Find below the main categories included in Human Capital Priorities Stream:

  • Masters Graduate Stream
  • PhD Graduate Stream
  • Ontario's Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Ontario's Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • Ontario's Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
  1. Masters Graduate Stream: This subcategory is for international students with a Master's degree acquired in Ontario, to offers them an opportunity to live and work in Ontario permanently.
  2.    4. PhD Graduate Stream: This subcategory of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) offers an opportunity to international students with a PhD degree acquired in Canada to provide them with an opportunity to live and work permanently in Ontario.

Express Entry aligned Streams under HCP

Find below the Express Entry aligned sub-categories under Human Capital Priorities stream of OINP:

1. Ontario's Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities Stream

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.

Do you want to apply for Express Entry- HCP stream?

2. Ontario's Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

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.

3. Ontario's Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

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.

Documents Requirements for Ontario PNP (HCP Category)

Find below the primary documents required for HCP category of OINP:

  • Notification of Interest from Ontario (mandatory)- A copy (print screen) of your Notification of Interest (NOI) letter from Ontario which you have received in your online account with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Identity Documents, e. Photograph (as per prescribed dimensions), passport, birth certificate, etc.
  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) to verify your qualifications obtained outside Canada
  • Language Test, i.e. copies of your English or French language test results (CLB 7 or above in all language competencies), i.e. International English Language Testing (IELTS) (General Training Test only)
  • An employment reference letter, from all past employers
  • Proof of Settlement funds, i.e. Bank Statement, etc.
  • Documents of the family member (if applicable)
  • Other vital documents as per OINP-HCP documentation checklist

Ontario PNP Processing Time 2021

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.

Find below the processing time of different streams of OINP:

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
 
Applications:
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.

How to Apply in Ontario’s Express Entry-HCP stream?

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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