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Deadline is approaching fast for candidates registered in OINP e-Filing Portal under HCP stream

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 11, Mar 2017

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The Immigration department of Ontario has cautioned the candidates registered in OINP e-Filing Portal under HCP stream, about the fast approaching deadline. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) - Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream was opened last month on February 21, 2017 and for the candidates, who started their application in that week, the deadline is approaching fast.

Deadline of 14 calendar days to submit the application after registering

Many candidates are getting confused between the Notification of Interest (NOI) validity and OINP e-fling portal deadline. Hence, the province of Ontario has clarified the different between the two for the understanding of the candidates.

NOI Validity- The Notification of Interest (NOI) received from Ontario is valid for six months, which means, you require registering your profile in the OINP e-Filing Portal within the period of six months from the date on which NOI has been received.

Deadline of e-Filing Portal Application- Once you have registered your profile in the OINP e-Filing portal for the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream of OINP, you require completing your application and submit the same within 14 calendar days.

Key Instructions for submitting OINP application online

  • It may take up to 2 hours to fill and submit application for OINP, however, you can save your filled details of the application and complete it later (but within 14 calendar days).
  • OINP application fee is $1,500. The fee charged covers the expenses involved in processing application and hence, which is why it is non-refundable
  • Pay the application fee online, before the submission of application, through Credit Card only (VISA or MasterCard).
  • Get your card ready before beginning the application for payment convenience

Also Read- OINP Extends the Deadline for Submitting Complete Online Application

The six months validity of NOI must not be confused with the 14 days deadline of online e-Filing application for HCP stream. Initially the deadline was 7 days for submitting the complete online applications; however, it was later extended by the government to 14 calendar days, in view of technical error and request from the several applicants.

Three Key OINP Streams opened in February

The Ontario reopened its three key streams on February 21, 2017, i.e.

  • International Masters Graduate Stream
  • International PhD Graduate Stream
  • Ontarios Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

However, both International Masters Graduate Stream and International PhD Graduate Stream reached their application intake limit within the same week, so no more applications are being accepted under these streams at the moment. The applicants interested in applying in the OINP international graduate streams can apply again in May, 2017, when the both the International student streams resume their application intake.

Read More- OINP Foreign Graduate Streams reached their application intake Limit - Applicants Faced bizarre Technical Issue

If you seek assistance to apply in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), you may coordinate with a certified immigration consultant for visa and application process support. For any assistance in this regard, you can email your queries to the expert at


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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