Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program/OINP



OINP Introduction

The Ontario PNP is officially called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Ontario is the largest province in Canada, and the provincial capital Toronto is also the largest city in Canada. Ontario is the most popular destination for Chinese students and immigrants. Ontario is the province with the most immigration categories, and its immigration policy for international students is characterized by: highly educated talents, high-tech talents and skilled workers who meet the needs of the province’s labor market.

OINP Categories

Currently, the OINP is mainly divided into four categories: Employer Job Offer, Masters or PhD Graduate Stream, Ontario’s Express Entry and Ontario Entrepreneur Steam.

Employer Job Offer:

A Job Offer must be from an employer who has been in active business for at least three years prior to submitting the applicant’s application, has business premises in Ontario where applicant will work and demonstrate that enough effort was made to recruit a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident prior to offering the position to the applicant, with a minimum of$1,000,000 in total gross annual revenue if applicant will work or report to work at a location in the Greater Toronto Area.

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream;
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream;
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream.

Masters or PhD Graduate Stream:

To qualify, the applicant must have completed the requirements necessary to get a masters or PhD degree. Applicant doesn’t qualify if applicant has received a bursary, grant or scholarship that requires them return to their home country after they earn their PhD degree. In addition, the number each year is limited, and it is open from time to time. Our company recommends that applicants need to make adequate preparations in advance.

  • Masters Graduate Stream;
  • PhD Graduate Stream

Ontario’s Express Entry:

This is a provincial nomination project under the Federal Express Entry EE. Applicants can apply for 600 points in EE under the condition of obtaining provincial nomination. Applicants need to have certain work experience, English or French requirements.

  • Human Capital Priorities stream;
  • Skilled Trades stream;
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

OINP Entrepreneur:

Submit Method

  • If applicants are nominating through Express Entry, please apply through the online system.
  • If applicants are nominating through the federal process, applicants can also apply through paper.

Documents Checklist

  • Application for Permanent Residence: Guide for Provincial Nominees [IMM EP7000]
  • Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]
  • Additional Dependents/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP]
  • Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669]
  • Additional Family Information [IMM 5406]
  • Schedule 4: Economic Classes: Provincial Nominees [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 4]
  • Supplementary Information – Your travels [IMM 5562]
  • Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada [IMM 5604]  
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union [IMM 5409]  
  • Fee Payment Form – Application for Permanent Residence [IMM 5620]
  • Document Checklist [IMM 5690]
  • Use of a Representative [IMM 5476]


Q:After obtaining immigration status through the Provincial Nominee Program, is there any difference in obtaining status through the Canadian Federal Program?

A: There is no difference. All applicants get are the PR Card and permanent resident status. New immigrants enjoy the same welfare policies.

Q: To obtain immigration status through the Provincial Nominee Program, do I have to stay in the province?

A: The applicant must intend to be a permanent resident in the nominated province, whether it is in the provincial nomination stage or the federal stage, moving to another province to live in is very likely to lead to visa refusal.
Of course, Canada’s Constitution stipulates that Canadian citizens and permanent residents have the right to move freely. After obtaining Canada’s permanent resident status, you can move freely in Canada without restrictions.


  • The service fee is charged according to the customer’s situation. If the customer’s situation is more complicated, there may be additional charges (refer to customer evaluation)



Processing Time

Program Categories Online
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
33 Days
Visitor Record
84 Days
Super Visa 92 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
15 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
12 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 45 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 15 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 91 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
91 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
5 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
11 Months
Self-employed Immigration
51 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
5 Months
Start-up Visa
37 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
11 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
20 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
8 Months
PR Card
72 Days
PR Card Renewal
60 Days

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