Summary

When applying to Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) you need to scan and upload copies of the following mandatory documents with your application:

  • notification of interest from Ontario
  • identity documents
  • status documents in Canada
  • education documents
  • language test results
  • documents to support your employment in Ontario (if applicable) and your work history
  • documents to demonstrate that you meet the settlement funds requirement
  • resumé
  • other optional documents (if applicable)

If you have any dependent family members, you must also scan and upload the following documents:

  • passports for all dependent family members
  • status documents for your spouse or common-law partner
  • if applicable, documents to
    • work experience in Canada
    • language test results
  • documents if you or your spouse or common-law partner have relatives in Canada
  • other optional documents

Important: All documents are mandatory unless otherwise stated.

Notification of Interest from Ontario

You need to scan and upload a copy of the Notification of Interest (NOI) letter we sent you through your Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) online account. A print screen of the letter is acceptable. Make sure the copy of the NOI includes the date we sent it to your IRCC account.

Identity documents

1. Photograph

You have to scan and upload a copy of a photograph of yourself (that meets passport or visa requirements) with your application.

Photographs that are not clear or are of low quality will not be accepted.

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.

Status documents 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
  • 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 IRCC fee receipt, and/or
  • the post office mailing receipt you received when you applied to extend your status (if applicable)

Education documents

Canadian degree

If you have a Canadian degree, you must scan and upload:

  • a copy of your degree granted from an academic institution in Canada
  • a copy of your official transcripts issued from the Canadian academic institution that granted the degree

Foreign degree

If you have a degree from another country, you need to get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from an organization approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

The Educational Credential Assessment report must:

  • state your foreign credential is the equivalent of a Canadian bachelor’s degree or higher
  • be no more than five years old on the date you submit your application

You must also authorize the organization to share the results of your ECA with the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (not IRCC).

Language tests results

To prove that you have the mandatory language skills, scan and upload copies of your French and English language test results with your application. The tests must have been taken within the two years prior to submitting your application.

For French tests (must have CLB 7 or above in all language abilities), we accept:

  • Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)
  • Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

For English tests (must have CLB 6 or above in all language abilities), we accept:

  • International English Language Testing (IELTS) – we only accept the General Training test
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – we only accept the General test

Please make sure you scan the entire page of your test results and that no text is cut off.

Documents to show employment in Ontario

1. Job offer

If applicable, you must scan and upload a copy of your full-time job offer from an Ontario employer.

2. Work permit

If you are currently working in Ontario for the same employer who has offered you a job, you must scan and upload a copy of your current work permit.

3. Labour Market Impact Assessment

If applicable, you must scan and upload a copy of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) issued for your current work permit in Canada.

Work history documents

1. Employment/work experience reference letters

You must scan and upload copies of your employment/work experience reference letters from previous and current employers for all periods of work (foreign and Canadian) you include in your application. Reference letters must:

  • be printed on business letterhead
  • identify the business address, telephone/fax numbers, email, and website addresses
  • include the name(s) of the responsible officer/supervisor and their signature(s)
  • specify your employment period and the positions you held
  • outline your duties and responsibilities during the employment period for each position and the time spent in each position (if applicable)
  • include your total annual salary plus benefits, number of hours worked per week, number of weeks of work per year and any extended periods of leave

In addition to employment/work experience reference letters, you may also submit supporting documents that describe your duties and responsibilities for each position held including job descriptions, performance reviews and job advertisements.

2. Proof of compensation

You must scan and upload proof of compensation for any work experience (foreign and Canadian) you include in your application.

Proof may include copies of:

  • pay slips, pay cheques or pay statements for the first and last month of each period of work experience
  • bank statements showing salary deposits for the first and last month of each period of work experience
  • income tax documents
  • letter(s) from employer(s) confirming your annual salary/hourly wage. These letters must explain why documentation to verify compensation for work performed is not available

3. Canada Revenue Agency statements for any Canadian work

If you worked, or are currently working, in Canada, you must scan and upload copies of your Canada Revenue Agency T4 Statements of Remuneration Paid and Notice of Assessment (NOA) statements for any work experience you include in your application.

Please black out your Social Insurance Number so that it is not visible.

4. Regulated occupation

If you worked in a regulated occupation, you must scan and upload a copy of your licence or authorization.

5. Self-employment

If you are or have been self-employed, you must scan and upload copies of the following documents (as applicable) for all periods of work (foreign and Canadian) you include in your application.

  • business registration documents or other documents to confirm business ownership
  • income tax returns
  • T4A statements (if self-employed in Canada)
  • reference letter(s) from client(s) and other third parties indicating the service provided along with payment details
  • invoices
  • advertisements for your business (web posting, brochures and other promotional material)

6. Work contracts (optional)

You may scan and upload copies of your work contract(s) for any work experience (foreign and Canadian) you include in your application.

7. Other work-related documentation (optional)

If you have any other relevant documentation to support your work experience, include it with your application.

Documents to demonstrate that you meet the settlement funds requirement

Based on how you select to meet the settlement fund requirement, you must scan and upload specific documents as follows.

Note: You can also chose a combination of any of the following options.

Funds

To show that you have available funds to meet or exceed the minimum necessary settlement fund requirement:

  • Scan and upload copies of your most recent bank statements showing the last three months of activity. The bank statements must state:
    • name of the financial institution
    • account number
    • balance in the account
    • indicate you as the account holder and/or
  • Scan and upload copies of the most recent bank statements belonging to your spouse or common-law partner showing the last three months of activity. The bank statements must state:
    • name of the financial institution
    • account number
    • balance in the account
    • account holder’s name
  • You must also scan and upload a letter from your spouse or common-law partner indicating that you have access to the funds. and/or
  • Scan and upload statements of accounts for investments such as fixed term deposits and/or mutual funds.
  • You also need to scan and upload a letter from the financial institution. The letter should confirm that the funds are available and the investments can be liquidated or redeemed on instructions and at what value.

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

Ongoing employment in Ontario

To show that you have current employment in Ontario to meet the settlement fund requirement, you must scan and upload copies of:

  • your two most recent pay slips
  • your original job offer on company letterhead,signed by the employer and include:
    • occupation title
    • duties and responsibilities
    • hours of work
    • wage
    • employment start date

Job offer in Ontario

To show that you have a valid job offer from an Ontario employer to meet the settlement fund requirement, you must scan and upload a copy of.

  • your job offer letter on company letterhead, signed by the employer and include:
    • occupation title
    • duties and responsibilities
    • hours of work
    • wage
    • employment start date

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. Your resumé should also detail your duties and responsibilities for each position held, 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.

Family documents

Passports

If you have included family members in your application, you must scan and upload a copy 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

If applicable, you must scan and upload copies of current and previous status documents given to your spouse or common-law partner 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 your spouse or common-law partner currently has implied status, scan and upload a copy of either:

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

Canadian education documents

If your spouse or common-law partner has completed at least two years of full-time study (in a program of at least two years), you must scan and upload copies of the documents your spouse or common-law partner has received from the Canadian academic institution (secondary school, college or university).

Canadian work experience

1. Employment/work experience reference letters

If applicable, you must scan and upload copies of employment/work experience reference letters your spouse or common-law partner has received from a Canadian employer. Reference letters must:

  • be printed on business letterhead
  • identify the business address, telephone/fax numbers, email, and website addresses
  • include the name(s) of the responsible officer/supervisor and their signature(s)
  • specify the employment period and the positions your spouse or common-law partner held
  • outline their duties and responsibilities during the employment period for each position and the time spent in each position (if applicable)
  • include their total annual salary plus benefits, number of hours worked per week, number of weeks of work per year and any extended periods of leave

2. Proof of compensation

You must scan and upload proof of compensation for your spouse or common-law partner’s work experience in Canada. Proof may include copies of:

  • Canada Revenue Agency T4 Statements of Remuneration Paid and Notice of Assessment (NOA) statements (if applicable), and
  • pay slips.

Language test results

If applicable, scan and upload a copy of your spouse or common-law partner’s language test results (CLB 4 or above).

For French tests, we accept:

  • Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)
  • Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

For English tests, we accept:

  • International English Language Testing (IELTS) – we only accept the General Training test
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – we only accept the General test

The tests must have been taken within the two years prior to submitting your application.

Documents for relatives in Canada

If you or your spouse or common-law partner has a relative who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada and is 18 or older, you must scan and upload the following documents:

  • relative’s birth certificate(s)
  • relative’s citizenship or permanent resident document(s)
  • evidence of relative’s residency in Canada, for example, property documents, employment documents, bank statements, tax documents that contain name address and contact information

Note: Relatives include parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

Please ensure you remove/black out any credit card number(s) and/or social insurance numbers on all documents.