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Ontario has Issued Instructions to Submit OINP Online Application

Posted - 25, Feb 2017

The Ontario has issued instructions for applying in the Express Entry -Human Capital Priorities of its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). However in view of huge traffic on the website the governments has advised the applicants to keep the patience as they may experience the delays in ONe-key account registration to apply in the program or with the OINP website as well.

The Express entry- Human Capital Priorities Stream and International Student— Masters Graduate and International Student— PhD Graduate stream of the OINP have been reopened by the Ontario government on February 21, 2017. Both these OINP streams were awaited for almost a year as the government had imposed the temporary pause on these streams in May last year.

OINP Online Application Process- a few Key Instructions

Here are the key instructions issued to submit the online application:

  • Direct application the Human Capital Priorities Stream is not possible. Hence, to apply in this stream of OINP, you must have received a Notification of Interest (NOI) first from Ontario through your express entry online account.
  • For applying online, you need to register for a ONe-key account and generate a user ID and password. Creating a ONe-key account provides you secure way in to Government programs and services of the province of Ontario.
  • Collect all important paper work and supporting documentation needed for your online application.
  • A document that is not in English or French, make certain to get the same translated and certified, and notarized as per the requirement. 
Some key Points to remember while submitting OINP application online
  • Online OINP application may take up to 2 hours to fill and submit.  However, once you have started the application, you can save your filled details and complete the remaining part of the application later.
  • The OINP application fee is $1,500. The fee amount covers the expenses involved in processing your application and hence, it is non-refundable once the application is submitted
  • The application fee needs to be paid online, prior to the submission of application, through Credit Card only (VISA or MasterCard).
  • Keep your credit card handy before starting the application for ease and convenience of paying the fee.

About Fee Refund

If you have already applied in Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), and after that you have received a direct ITA (invitation to apply) from IRCC or nomination any other Canadian province, your submitted application fee in OINP will not be refunded in that case.

Moreover, OINP application fee is also non-refundable in the cases, when the application is rejected or withdrawn by an applicant, as the fee charged covers the expenses or cost of processing the application.

Applying through a representative

In case, you are submitting an application to OINP through your authorized representative, the representative also requires creating a ONe-key account first.  A representative also requires registering as a representative as well.

If you seek complete assistance and support from a certified Canadian immigration expert or consultant to apply in the Human Capital Priorities Stream of OINP, you may send an email to the expert at [email protected].

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