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Ontario PNP | Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program 2021

Ontario is a beautiful province in Canada. Its multicultural communities, a strong economy, Immigration friendly policies, job opportunities, and landscape beauty magnetize thousands of immigrants. Ontario facilitates the immigration of quality immigrants in the province through its well-structured immigration programs OINP- Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is a prime example.

What is an Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program?

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is for skilled workers interested in staying and permanently working in Ontario. The HCP (Human Capital Priorities) Stream of OINP nominates the candidates selected already in the Express Entry pool of IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) and have the right skills, experience, and qualification needed by the labour market of Ontario.

The Ontario- HCP stream process

A candidate does not apply directly to Ontario- Human Capital Priorities Stream for immigration to Ontario; however, they can only apply once they have a notification of interest from Ontario’s province through their Express Entry account.

Stepwise Procedure to apply for OHCP stream

Below is the Stepwise Procedure to apply for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program under OHCP Stream.

  • Create Express Entry Profile:¬†First, you need to create a profile in the Express Entry System of IRCC. Once you have registered the Express Entry System profile, you will get the Job Seeker Validation Code or Candidate identifier Code along with Express Entry profile number. You would require mentioning both these numbers in your nominee application form.
  • Show Interest in Ontario Immigration:¬†While creating your Express Entry Profile, you need to show your interest in immigration to either ‘All Provinces and territories’ or specifically to ‘Ontario Province’
  • Get selected for FSW or CEC program:¬†To receive the ‘Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario’, your Express Entry Profile must be accepted and considered by the IRCC for either the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  • OINP shall select your Profile:¬†The OINP shall choose the candidates from the Express Entry Pool based on the following criteria:
  • Candidate must have attained the point score of at least 400 as per the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) of Express Entry System.
  • The candidate fulfils the parameters of OHCP stream of Ontario.
  • You will receive Notification of Interest from Ontario: Once the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program under OHCP has chosen your profile from Express Entry Pool, an applicant shall get the Notification of Interest from Ontario Province through his/her IRCC account. The notification will work as an invitation to apply for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program under OHCP Stream.
  • Accept the Nomination issued by Ontario:¬†Once you an applicant has applied to OINP Program and the application is also approved, a letter will be issued to him/her through the IRCC account, saying that your Nomination is accepted. An applicant has to accept this Nomination received via Express Entry, within 30 days.
  • Apply for Permanent Residency:¬†You will get 600 extra CRS points in your Express Entry account on receipt of the Ontario nomination, and subsequently, you will receive the invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence (PR) Visas from IRCC. After getting the ITA, you need to submit a complete Canada PR application and documents within 60 days.
  • Assessment of PR Application:¬†The IRCC will assess your application and documents and verify your eligibility based on the status of the character, health, criminality verification and so on. Make sure that all the details you have mentioned in your profile are correct and valid.

Candidates who are not entitled to apply for OINP under OHCP

You cannot apply for OINP if you:

  • Have not been acknowledged in the Express Entry pool
  • Didn’t receive any PT Notification of Interest from the province of Ontario
  • Are a claimant of refugee status in Canada

How to get the assistance and help for applying for OINP under OHCP Stream in Canada?

If you plan to immigrate to Ontario, Canada, you need to go through multifaceted immigration procedures and documentation to create the Express Entry Profile and apply for a Canadian Visa. In case, you miss any key aspect or procedural guideline; it could lead to a denial of your candidature, which is the last thing you would want, as the visas need to be approved within a limited period most of the time.

Under all such circumstances, help, guidance, or assistance from a trusted Immigration Consultancy Service is essential for timely immigration to your desired country. Visas Avenue is one such reputed Visa Consultancy Service with a team of qualified and experienced Immigration Experts. Visas Avenue has been helping its worldwide clients to immigrate to immigration hotspot countries, such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, etc. over the years.

To get in touch with us, you can fill up the free assessment form available on the Visas Avenue website, so that our Immigration Specialist can assess your profile and subsequently contact you with the expert immigration advice, based on your profile details. You can also make a direct call to our immigration specialist, get vital guidance, file the visa with 100% accuracy, and complete the immigration procedure to ensure a guaranteed approval in time.


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