Overview

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows foreign nationals with the right skills, experience and/or education to apply for permanent residence in Ontario.

The program has three main categories and 9 streams that people can apply to online.

Each stream has mandatory documentation that must be included in your application.

Any Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program application that does not include all of the mandatory documentation will be returned as incomplete and the application fee refunded.

Required documents from applicants

If you (or your representative) are applying to the OINP, make sure you read the applicable checklist carefully before you apply.

Please remember that you must scan and upload all of the required documents when you (or your representative) apply to the OINP online.

Document checklists

Protecting your identity

Take steps to protect your personal information!

Delete or ‘redact’ (black out) credit card numbers from the documents you submit to the program. Use a heavy black marker to cross out credit numbers so they are not visible in your documents.

Carefully check all your documents for credit card numbers. Pay close attention to every page of each document including:

  • bank account summary page, bank statement transaction history and statement of investments
  • payments for transcripts, language tests, education credential assessments, and legal status documents; and
  • letters of intent

Be aware that credit card numbers can show up in bar codes in financial documents and the body of emails.

Do not submit credit card statements to the program.

Failure to redact your documents will delay the processing of your application.

Document translation and notarization

All documents submitted to the OINP must be in English or French.

If not, you must include a copy of the original document and a complete, certified or notarized translation.

Contact us

Ask us a question via webform or by phone from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:

Technical problems

If you are experiencing technical issues applying to the OINP, send us an email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca and include:

  • your file number (if you have one)
  • description of the problem
  • screenshot (if applicable)
  • your full name and contact information

We will review your email and respond to you as soon as possible.