Summary

When applying to the International Student Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) you need to scan and upload copies of the following mandatory documents with your application:

  • applicant consent form
  • identity documents
  • status documents in Canada
  • employer documents
  • job offer documents
  • education documents
  • resumé
  • expression of interest selection factors
  • other optional documents (if applicable)

Important: All documents are mandatory unless otherwise stated. Please do not include additional, non-mandatory documents as this will delay the processing of your application.

Applicant Consent Form

Complete, sign and upload the Applicant Consent Form to the Required Documents section of the application.

Do this after:

  • you have received an invitation to apply
  • you have reviewed the correctness of your application in the e-filing portal.

If you have an immigration representative, they may not sign the Applicant Consent Form on your behalf.

Identity documents

1. Photograph

You must upload a photograph of yourself with your application. The photograph must:

  • be a scan of a physical photo
  • meet passport or visa requirements

We will not accept a photograph:

  • of the personal details page of your passport
  • that is not clear or is of low quality

2. Passport

You must scan and upload a copy of the personal details page of your passport and all pages that contain Canadian visas and entry stamps.

3. Your family members’ passports

If you have included family members in your application, you need to also scan and upload copies of the personal details page from the passport of each dependent family member. A dependent family member can include your spouse or common law-partner, your children under the age of 22 and their children.

Status documents in Canada

You must scan and upload copies of current and previous status documents given to you by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Documents may include:

  • work permits
  • study permits
  • temporary resident visas
  • any other Canadian immigration document

If you currently have implied status, scan and upload a copy of either:

  • the letter from IRCC acknowledging that they received your application to extend your status or
  • the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada fee receipt, and/or
  • the post office mailing receipt you received when you applied to extend your status (if applicable)

Employer documents

For this stream, you must include a completed and signed Employer Form from your employer (or signing officer). You must scan and upload a copy of this form which includes business and position information.

If your job offer is for NOC 73300 – Transport truck drivers or NOC 73301 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators, you must upload a copy of your employer’s valid Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) Certificate. CVOR Abstract (Level 1) must be provided.

Important: When we assess your application, we may need additional supporting documents from your employer to validate information included in the Employer Form. Please review the Employer Checklist for a list of possible documents that may be requested.

Job offer documents

1. Job offer letter

You must include a copy of your job offer signed by you and your employer. The job offer letter must:

  • be less than six months old
  • be printed on business letterhead and identify the business address, telephone/fax numbers, email, and website addresses
  • identify the responsible officer/supervisor and include their signature
  • be stamped with the business’s corporate seal (if applicable)
  • include:
    • job title
    • National Occupational Classification (NOC) code (learn how to find your National Occupational Classification code)
    • wage for the position being offered
    • duties and responsibilities
    • number of hours per week and the number of weeks of work per year
    • number of days/weeks of vacation
    • workplace location
    • employment start date
    • an indication that the offer being made is for a full-time position of an indeterminate duration (no end date)
    • confirmation that the terms and conditions of the job offer are effective as of the date of nomination if you are already working for your employer in the approved employment position, or if you are not, on the date that you obtain a work permit and begin working for your employer in the approved employment position

If you are currently working for your employer in the same position as your job offer, you can submit your original job offer with your application, even if it is older than six months. However, you will also need to include a recent letter from your employer confirming your ongoing employment, the conditions of the job offer and any changes to the position being offered to you. Your original job offer letter must:

  • be signed by both you and your employer; if your original job offer was not signed by you and your employer, you will both need to sign the recent letter from your employer confirming your ongoing employment
  • include all of the mandatory information listed above

2. Current employment

If you are currently working for the employer in the same position as your job offer, include copies of your two most recent pay slips.

3. Collective agreement

If the wage of your position does not meet the low wage requirement but adheres to the wage requirements outlined in your collective agreement, include a copy of the applicable section in your collective agreement that outlines wages.

4. Licence or authorization

If your job offer is in an occupation that requires a mandatory licence or other authorization in Ontario, scan and upload a copy of your licence or other authorization.

Education documents

You must scan and upload a copy of:

  • your education degree, diploma or certificate (also known as your education credential) earned from an eligible college or university in Canada
  • your official transcripts issued by the college or university in Canada that granted your education credential

If you don’t have your education credential yet, you must scan and upload a copy of:

  • your official letter (on institution letterhead) from the college or university in Canada which will be granting your degree, diploma or certificate confirming that:
    • program requirements have been successfully completed
    • there are no outstanding fees to be paid and
    • the scheduled date on which your educational credential will be granted
  • your official transcripts issued from the college or university in Canada that granted your educational credential

If applicable, you must also scan and upload other education documents such as other degrees, diplomas, transcripts, occupational certificates and/or licences needed to work in an occupation that requires licensing in Ontario.

Resumé

You must scan and upload a copy of your most current resumé with your application. The resumé should outline your current and past work experience, as well as your education and include your current residential address, email address and phone number.

Intention to reside in Ontario documents

To demonstrate your intention to reside in Ontario, you must list your established ties to Ontario. Ties to Ontario can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • current and/or previous employment in Ontario
  • job offers or jobs applied to/interviewed for in Ontario
  • education in Ontario
  • volunteer work in Ontario
  • lease agreements for a residence in Ontario or property ownership
  • professional networks and affiliations
  • family ties
  • social connections or personal relationships
  • previous visits to Ontario

If you do not have ties to Ontario, you may provide a statement of intent that you wish to reside in Ontario.

Please carefully check your financial documents and black out any credit card numbers so they are not visible.

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

Expression of interest scoring factors documents

If you are invited to apply, you will be required to scan and upload specific documents to support each scoring factor for which you received points.

Scoring factors are not the same as stream criteria. You must meet all stream criteria and provide the mandatory documents noted above. If you are claiming points for scoring factors in your expression of interest, you must upload the documents noted below.

Job offer: NOC TEER category, broad occupational category and wage

  • job offer letter with description of job duties and wage

Work Permit Status in Canada

If applicable, you must scan and upload copies of current and previous status documents given to you by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Documents may include:

  • work permits
  • study permits
  • If you currently have implied status, scan and upload a copy of either:
    • the letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada acknowledging that they received your application to extend your status or
    • the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada fee receipt, and/or
    • the post office mailing receipt you received when you applied to extend your status (if applicable)

Job Tenure with Job Offer Employer

If you claim points for currently working in your job offer position and you are invited to apply, you will be asked to provide a copy of your employer job offer indicating your start date and position details. Note that the work in the job offer position must have occurred within Ontario.

Earnings history

  • Notice of Assessment(s) issued by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in the last five years

T4 slips alone will not be accepted. You must have earned at least $40,000 in a single calendar year (as reflected on a single Notice of Assessment issued in the last five years) to receive points for this factor. Combined earnings over multiple calendar years will not be accepted.

Highest level of education

  • degree, diploma, certificate (if obtained in Canada), or an Educational Credential Assessment

If you completed your studies outside of Canada, you need to obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)  report that proves your education is equivalent to a Canadian credential.

The assessment must be done by one of the following organizations, designated by IRCC.

Each organization charges a different fee and has different processing times. Please check the website of each ECA organization to choose the one that is best for you.

You must provide the OINP with an electronic copy of the ECA report when you submit your online application. The report cannot be more than five years old at the time you submit your application.

How to authorize the OINP to confirm your ECA results

We must be able to confirm your ECA results with the organization that completed it. This means you must authorize the organization to share the results with us (the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) electronically.

It is not enough to authorize the organization to share the results of your assessment with IRCC for the purposes of your application to the OINP.

Do not request a duplicate paper copy from your ECA organization to be mailed out to the OINP.

Follow these steps to authorize the OINP to access ECA results from:

For the other organizations, no additional steps are required.

Please contact the ECA organization directly if you have any specific questions about the process for getting an Educational Credential Assessment or how to authorize and share your ECA results with the OINP.

Field of study

  • official transcript from your Canadian degree, diploma or certificate

Canadian education experience

Credential must be for a post-secondary education credential from an eligible Canadian institution that takes at least one year to complete on a full-time basis.

Full-time study is determined by your college or university. Generally, it means a minimum of 15 hours of instruction per week during the academic year, including any period of training in the workplace that is part of your studies.

Official language ability and knowledge of official languages

  • language test(s) obtained within the last two years from an approved language testing service (IELTS, CELPIP,  PTE Core, TEF Canada, TCF Canada)

Regional immigration: location of job offer

  • job offer letter with location of employment clearly stated

Regional immigration: location of study

  • official transcript from your Canadian degree, diploma or certificate

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