October

October 15, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing on Friday, October 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30pm (EST).

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

October 7, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments

  • The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) that will impact the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream.

The proposed amendments would:

  • Establish a new selection criterion that would require employers seeking an approval of a NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers) employment position under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream to be registered with Ontario’s Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) system, and to demonstrate that they have a Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) of Excellent, Satisfactory or Satisfactory-Unaudited.
  • Protect successful nominees and support public safety on Ontario highways as employers without an acceptable safety rating would be ineligible for approval.
  • Increase operational efficiency of the OINP and promote applications from employers with clear business ties to the province, since employers will be required to have their vehicles plated in Ontario.

The amendments are now posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry for public consultation.

We encourage you to provide feedback on these proposed changes during the consultation period which ends on November 21, 2021.

October 7, 2021

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

On October 7, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you received a notification of interest on October 7, 2021. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 459-467.

October 6, 2021

Notifications of interest issued by targeted occupations for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On October 6, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the HCP stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on October 6, 2021
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 463-467 and work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • NOC 0114 - Other administrative services managers
  • NOC 0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • NOC 0124 - Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • NOC 0125 - Other business services managers
  • NOC 0211 - Engineering managers
  • NOC 0311 - Managers in health care
  • NOC 0601 - Corporate sales managers
  • NOC 0631 - Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 0711 - Construction managers
  • NOC 0731 - Managers in transportation
  • NOC 0911 - Manufacturing managers
  • NOC 1121 - Human resources professionals
  • NOC 1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • NOC 2161 - Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • NOC 3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3211 - Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3231 - Opticians
  • NOC 3233 - Licensed practical nurses

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

September

September 22, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream

On September 22, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream.

You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream if you received an invitation to apply on September 22, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot, and in a separate draw, targeted candidates under this stream with work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

Health and agricultural occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 8431 – general farm workers
  • NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers
  • NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

  • NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

September 21, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams

On September 21, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted invitations to apply to candidates registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams.

The OINP also conducted two separate general draws as follows:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream: score of 37 and above
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream: score of 61 and above

You may apply to these streams if you received an invitation to apply on September 21, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

September 17, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) to Sunday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. (EST).

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

September 14, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams

On September 14, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams.

You may apply to these streams if you received an invitation to apply on September 14, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

August

August 27, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, August 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to Monday, August 30, 2021.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

August 26

Issued invitations to apply in the entrepreneur stream

On August 26, 2021 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 20 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Entrepreneur Stream (OINP:ES). Expressions of Interest (EOIs) received and scored by (OINP:ES) by August 23, 2021 were eligible for consideration for this ITA Round.

ITAs were issued for EOIs that received a score of between 142 and 200.

If you received an ITA, you do not need to contact the program. You will receive two emails containing login information and instructions for submitting an application.

If you received a notice that your EOI was eligible to receive an ITA but did not receive an ITA this round, the EOI scored below 142. An EOI remains eligible to receive an ITA for 12 months from the date it was submitted to the OINP.

Please visit the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to learn more about the Entrepreneur Stream and Expression of Interest scoring criteria.

August 25, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Masters Graduate stream

On August 25, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Masters Graduate stream.

You may apply to the Masters Graduate stream if you received an invitation to apply on August 25, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

August 18, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams

On August 18, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams.

You may apply to these streams if you received an invitation to apply on August 18, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

August 11, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream

On August 11, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream.

You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream if you received an invitation to apply on August 11, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates under this stream with work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

Health and agricultural occupations:
  • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 8431 – general farm workers
  • NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers
  • NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):
  • NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

August 9, 2021

Expression of interest system is now open for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) expression of interest system is now open for intake to the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams.

The expression of interest system will remain open throughout the year and you can register an expression of interest at any time. You must carefully review the relevant website pages to ensure that you meet all stream criteria before registering an expression of interest.

For additional information about the expression of interest requirements and process, please visit the expression of interest system webpage.

Once you have registered an expression of interest, please do not contact the program. If you are invited to apply, the program will contact you or your representative with instructions.

A registration in the expression of interest system does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply. Your expression of interest registration is valid for up to 12 months, or until you receive an invitation to apply or you withdraw your registration. After 12 months your expression of interest will automatically be deleted.

The Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker, International Student and In-Demand Skills streams remain open for intake under the expression of interest system.

August 6, 2021

Invitation to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

On August 6, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued a targeted invitation to apply to a candidate who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

System maintenance

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, August 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to Monday, August 9, 2021.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

July

July 27, 2021

Notifications of interest issued by targeted occupations for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On July 27, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the HCP stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on July 27, 2021
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 458-467 and work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • NOC 0114 - Other administrative services managers
  • NOC 0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • NOC 0124 - Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • NOC 0125 - Other business services managers
  • NOC 0211 - Engineering managers
  • NOC 0311 - Managers in health care
  • NOC 0601 - Corporate sales managers
  • NOC 0631 - Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 0711 - Construction managers
  • NOC 0731 - Managers in transportation
  • NOC 0911 - Manufacturing managers
  • NOC 1121 - Human resources professionals
  • NOC 1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • NOC 2161 - Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • NOC 3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3211 - Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3231 - Opticians
  • NOC 3233 - Licensed practical nurses

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

July 21, 2021

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

On July 21, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you received a notification of interest on July 21, 2021. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 461–467.

July 15, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream

On July 15, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream.

You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream if you received an invitation to apply on July 15, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot, and in a separate draw, targeted candidates under this stream with work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

Health and agricultural occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 8431 – general farm workers
  • NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611 – harvesting labourers
  • NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Manufacturing (outside the GTA only):

  • NOC 9411 – machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

July 13, 2021

Incomplete Applications: Important information for all applicants and representatives

Express Entry streams: Educational Credential Assessment reports issued by World Education Services

Applicants are expected to submit a complete application that complies with program criteria at the time of application submission. Accepting only complete applications decreases processing times for our clients.

If you are applying under an Express Entry stream and have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) issued by World Education Services (WES), you must authorize WES to share a copy of your ECA with the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

To authorize WES to share your ECA results with us, you must order an ‘Additional Report’ of your ECA report online and select the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program as the recipient of the ECA.

Authorizing WES to share the results of your assessment with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is not sufficient for the purposes of your application to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

Very important: Failure to provide a copy of your ECA report and authorize WES to share the results of your ECA with the OINP will result in your application being returned as incomplete and application fee refunded. You will lose the opportunity to apply to the program unless you receive a new notification of interest.

Expression of Interest System streams: Attestation Form

Applicants are expected to submit a complete application that complies with program criteria at the time of application submission. Accepting only complete applications decreases processing times for our clients.

If you are applying under an Employer Job Offer stream, you must submit a PDF copy of the Attestation Form , printed, signed personally in ink by the applicant, and uploaded to the “Other” tab under Supporting Documents.

Very important: Failure to provide a signed PDF copy of your attestation form will result in your application being returned as incomplete and application fee refunded. You will lose the opportunity to apply to the program unless you register a new EOI and receive a new invitation to apply.

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and Employer Job Offer: International Student streams

On July 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted invitations to apply to candidates registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and Employer Job Offer: International Student streams.

The OINP also conducted two separate general draws as follows:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream: score of 33 and above
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream: score of 62 and above

You may apply to these streams if you received an invitation to apply on July 13, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

July 7, 2021

Issued invitations to apply to the entrepreneur stream

On July 7, 2021 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 21 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Entrepreneur Stream (OINP:ES). Expressions of Interest (EOIs) received and scored by the OINP:ES by June 29, 2021 were eligible for consideration for this ITA Round.

ITAs were issued for EOIs that received a score of between 146 and 200.

If you received an ITA, you do not need to contact the program. You will receive two emails containing login information and instructions for submitting an application.

If you received a notice that your EOI was eligible to receive an ITA but did not receive an ITA this round, the EOI scored below 146. An EOI remains eligible to receive an ITA for 12 months from the date it was submitted to the OINP.

Please visit the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to learn more about the Entrepreneur Stream and Expression of Interest scoring criteria.

July 2, 2021

Regulatory amendments and application guide updates for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has implemented regulatory amendments impacting the Entrepreneur stream. The amendments were made to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) and Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) and aim to:

  • accelerate the arrival of Entrepreneur Stream applicants in Ontario to begin operating their businesses by establishing a permanent virtual interview process
  • reduce the application monitoring frequency to reduce the burden on applicants as they work to establish and grow their business

The OINP Entrepreneur Stream Application Guide has been updated to streamline program information and ensure applicants have the information they need to submit high quality expressions of interest and applications to the stream. The application guide has also been updated to reflect the new interview and application monitoring requirements.

The updated application guide, and the new interview and application monitoring requirements for the Entrepreneur stream, are applicable to individuals who submit expressions of interest or receive an invitation to apply to the Entrepreneur Stream after July 1, 2021.

June

June 28, 2021

Expression of interest system is now open for the In-Demand Skills stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) expression of interest system is now open for intake to the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream.

The expression of interest system will remain open throughout the year and you can register an expression of interest at any time. You must carefully review the relevant website pages to ensure that you meet all stream criteria before registering an expression of interest.

For additional information about the expression of interest requirements and process, please visit the expression of interest system webpage.

Once you have registered an expression of interest, please do not contact the program. If you are invited to apply, the program will contact you or your representative with instructions.

A registration in the expression of interest system does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply. Your expression of interest registration is valid for up to 12 months, or until you receive an invitation to apply or you withdraw your registration. After 12 months your expression of interest will automatically be deleted.

The Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams remain open for intake under the expression of interest system.

The OINP expects to open the expression of interest system for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams in the near future. Please continue to monitor the OINP website for updates.

June 25, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) to Monday, June 28, 2021.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

June 23, 2021

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On June 23, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the HCP stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on June 23, 2021
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 464-467 and work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 0122   Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • 0124   Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • 0125   Other business services managers
  • 0601   Corporate sales managers
  • 1111   Financial auditors and accountants
  • 1112   Financial and investment analysts
  • 1121   Human resources professionals
  • 1122   Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • 3012   Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 4163   Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

June 16, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams

On June 16, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams.

You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker or International Student streams if you received an invitation to apply on June 16, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

For the Foreign Worker stream, the OINP targeted candidates with a score of 38 and above.

For the International Student stream, the OINP targeted candidates with a score of 66 and above.

June 4, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) to Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

June 1, 2021

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

On June 1, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.

You may apply to the Skilled Trades stream if you received a notification of interest on June 1, 2021. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 300-379.

May

May 26, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream

On May 26, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream.

You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream if you received an invitation to apply on May 26, 2021.
If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot and in a separate draw, targeted candidates under this stream with a score of 73 and above.

May 25, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

On May 25, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream if you received an invitation to apply on May 25, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates registered for the Regional Immigration Pilot.

May 18, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream

On May 18, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream.

You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream if you received an invitation to apply on May 18, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a score 77 and above.

May 13, 2021

Ontario’s 2021 nomination allocation

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has received its 2021 nomination allocation from the federal government. The province’s 2021 allocation is 8,350 plus an additional 250 nominations specifically for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations (National Occupational Classification – Skill Level C).

The OINP continues to monitor the intake of applications within the limits of Ontario’s federal nomination allocation for 2021.

Please be reminded that the program does not provide advance notice of Expression of Interest system or Express Entry draws.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments.

May 11, 2021

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

On May 11, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream if you received an invitation to apply on May 11, 2021.

If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a score of 31 and above, and work experience in the following national occupational codes (NOC) below:

Health care occupations

  • 3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 3112 - General practitioners and family physicians
  • 3121 - Optometrists
  • 3122 - Chiropractors
  • 3124 - Allied primary health practitioners
  • 3125 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • 3131 - Pharmacists
  • 3132 - Dietitians and nutritionists
  • 3141 - Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • 3213 - Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
  • 3214 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 3215 - Medical radiation technologists
  • 3216 - Medical sonographers
  • 3232 - Practitioners of natural healing
  • 3236 - Massage therapists

Skilled trades occupations

  • 7241 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 7271 - Carpenters
  • 7291 - Roofers and shinglers
  • 7302 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • 7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 7313 - Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • 7316 - Machine fitters
  • 7318 - Elevator constructors and mechanics

May 4, 2021

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

On May 4, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you received a notification of interest on May 4, 2021. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 458 and 467.

You may be required to submit an Educational Credential Assessment to demonstrate that you have the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor's degree or higher. Make sure that you provide a copy of your Educational Credential Assessment report and that you authorize the assessment organization to share the results of your Educational Credential Assessment with the OINP.

April

April 30, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to Monday, May 3, 2021.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

April 28

Introducing the new expression of interest system

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) expression of interest system is now open for intake to the following streams:

The OINP expects to open the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills, Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams in the near future. Please monitor the OINP website in the coming weeks.

The expression of interest system will remain open throughout the year and you can register an expression of interest at any time.

Program materials and website pages have been updated to reflect regulatory amendments. You must carefully review the relevant website pages to ensure that you meet all stream criteria before registering an expression of interest.

For additional information about the expression of interest requirements and process, please visit the expression of interest system webpage.

Once you have registered an expression of interest, please do not contact the program.  If you are invited to apply, the program will contact you/your representative (if applicable) with instructions. 

A registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply to the OINP. Your expression of interest registration is valid for up to 12 months, or until you receive an invitation to apply or you withdraw your registration. After 12 months your expression of interest will automatically be deleted.

You may view the amended regulations on Ontario’s e-Laws website:

April 23, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to Monday, April 26, 2021.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

April 16, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to Monday, April 19, 2021.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

April 15, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing amendments to the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015, as part of the Spring 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill.

The proposed amendments aim to improve the Act’s program integrity authorities and to improve efficiency of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The amendments will also revise legislative timelines, align the Act with new federal legislation and add clarity to the Act’s delegation of regulation making power.

The amendments are now posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry for public consultation.

We encourage you to provide feedback on these proposed changes during the consultation period which ends on May 25, 2021.

April 13, 2021

Changes to completeness check procedure for OINP applications

The OINP has introduced changes to the processing of applications submitted under the Express Entry and Expression of Interest (once launched) streams at intake. Effective April 13, 2021, the OINP will return and refund applications that are deemed incomplete.

Applicants are expected to submit a complete application that complies with program criteria at the time of application submission.

If your application is deemed incomplete, you will need to receive a new invitation to apply or notification of interest before submitting a new application.

The OINP expects this change to result in higher quality applications and improved processing times for all streams.

Tech draw: Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On April 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

You may be required to submit an Educational Credential Assessment to demonstrate that you have the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor's degree or higher. Make sure that you provide a copy of your Educational Credential Assessment report and that you authorize the assessment organization to share the results of your Educational Credential Assessment with the OINP.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 456 and 467 and work experience in the NOC codes noted in the program update below.

Tech draw: Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On April 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may be required to submit an Educational Credential Assessment to demonstrate that you have the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor's degree or higher. Make sure that you provide a copy of your Educational Credential Assessment report and that you authorize the assessment organization to share the results of your Educational Credential Assessment with the OINP.

You may apply to the HCP stream if you:

  • receive a notification of interest on April 13, 2021
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you receive a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

We will post the comprehensive ranking system range of the draw on the Express Entry Notifications of Interest page on April 13, 2021. The OINP will target candidates with work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • 2147 Computer engineers
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • 2175 Web designers and developers

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

April 9, 2021

Proposed regulatory amendments affecting the Entrepreneur Stream

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing amendments to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Entrepreneur Stream regulations:

The proposed amendments aim to:

  • Accelerate the arrival of Entrepreneur Stream applicants in Ontario to begin operating their businesses by establishing a permanent virtual interview option; and
  • Modify the application monitoring frequency to reduce the burden on applicants as they work to establish and grow their business.

The amendments are now posted on Ontario's Regulatory Registry for public consultation.

We encourage you to provide feedback on these proposed changes during the consultation period which ends on April 23, 2021.

March

March 19, 2021

2020 OINP results

Demand for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) continues to be strong despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the province’s nomination allocation from the federal government was 7,350 nominations. An additional 250 nominations were allocated to Ontario through the NOC C Pilot, which is a Federal-Provincial partnership to increase permanent resident pathways for in-demand lower-skilled workers with job offers. The OINP met its full 2020 nomination allocation of 7,600 in November.

In addition to the province’s initial allocation, the federal government was able to grant Ontario an additional 450 nomination spaces which were also fulfilled before year end. Including this year-end increase, the OINP was able to nominate 8,054 individuals in 2020, including 300 applicants through the NOC C Pilot. In addition to principal applicants, OINP nominations also included 7,249 spouses and dependents for a total of 15,303 new immigrants to Ontario as a result of this year’s nominations.

2020’s nominations were issued under the following streams:

2020 OINP nominations by stream
Stream Number of nominations
Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream 1,732
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream 608
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream 1,558
PhD Graduate Stream 251
Masters Graduate Stream 405
Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream 1,106
Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream 1,996
Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream 397
Entrepreneur Stream 1
Grand Total 8,054

In 2020, the OINP saw a high number of nominations in technology-related occupations. Approximately 20% of all nominations were to individuals citing work experience or a job offer in a high-tech occupation, including:

  • software engineers and designers
  • computer programmers
  • interactive media developers
  • IT systems analysts
  • technology consultants
Top tech occupations Number of nominations
Software engineers and designers 528
Computer programmers and interactive media developers 374
Computer and information systems managers 172
Database analysts and data administrators 162
Web designers and developers 96
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) 63
All other tech occupations 209
Grand total 1,604

We continue our commitment to address labour market needs for skilled trades. In 2020, over 20% of nominees had work experience in a skilled trade with over 1,100 nominations made under the program’s Express Entry: Skilled Trades stream.

In 2019, OINP committed to undertake a two-year pilot (2020-21) to support employers in three pilot communities to leverage the OINP to target skilled labour that is not available locally. With community engagement delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the regional pilot began intake halfway through the year in July. In total, OINP issued 67 nominations through the pilot in 2020. In 2021, OINP has allotted up to 233 spaces to regional pilot applicants, for a total of 150 per year (or 300 spaces over the two-year pilot period).

The program also surpassed its 5% target for francophone immigration, issuing 5.4% or 437 nominations to individuals with high French language proficiency. Most francophone applicants received nominations under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream and the Human Capital Priorities stream.

In 2020, the program issued its first nomination under its Entrepreneur stream and 18 other applicants were in the last stage of the stream’s compliance monitoring process, with seven applicants living in Ontario on a work permit to establish their business. We anticipate that these 18 Entrepreneur stream candidates will invest over $22.4 million dollars and hire 92 Ontarians as a result of establishing their businesses in Ontario. We are processing another 64 applications that we received in 2020.

Nominees in 2020 came from over 130 different countries with the highest number of nominations made to applicants from India and China.

Top 10 countries of birth
Country of birth Number of nominations
India 4,212
China 1,350
Brazil 310
South Korea 276
Nigeria 159
Pakistan 111
Morocco 106
Philippines 88
Iran 79
Vietnam 74

In 2020, the OINP nominated individuals with job offers from over 2,500 employers across every industry in Ontario. At least 48% of nominees already had a job offer in Ontario prior to nomination. More than 96% held a post-secondary degree and at least 43% had high language skills (Canadian Language Benchmark 7 or above) in at least one of Canada’s official languages.

To address the uncertainty over immigration and border restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the OINP continues to provide an immigration pathway to temporary workers already living and working in Canada

While the program’s aim is to be responsive to employer needs and to be available year-round, the OINP experienced substantial demand for its streams in 2020, far surpassing its annual nomination allocation. This led the OINP to pause intake for some of its most popular streams, including:

  • Masters Graduate stream
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

The following table identifies the number of days in 2020 that each stream was open to intake:

2020 stream openings
Stream Days open
Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream 3
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream 320
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream 3
PhD Graduate Stream 365
Masters Graduate Stream 1
Entrepreneur Stream 365

The OINP is committed to being responsive to Ontario employers and to Ontario’s broader labour market needs in 2020 and beyond. In 2020, we consulted with the public for input on the development of an Expression of Interest (EOI) system for its employer job offer and international graduate student streams. We anticipate we will launch the new system in Spring 2021.

March 17, 2021

Important notice: appointing a representative

Representatives are not permitted to appoint themselves. This means that a client must appoint a representative to act on their behalf using their own Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) profile in the e-Filing system.

To appoint a representative, the client must create their own OINP profile using their:

  • personal email address
  • personal phone number

The OINP has recently seen an increase in representatives appointing themselves, particularly immigration consultants. This is not permitted or appropriate.

Self-appointment

Self-appointment is when a representative:

  • uses their own email address, or an email address they created for their client, to create a ONe-key account and a profile for their client in the OINP e-Filing system
  • receives confidential login information that is meant for the applicant to use to appoint their representative
  • accesses their client’s ONe-key account provided with an OINP Entrepreneur Stream Invitation to Apply.
  • receives confidential login information that is meant for an applicant to take ownership of their ONe-key account when provided with an OINP Entrepreneur Stream Invitation to Apply
  • appoints themselves

This appointment is not valid.

Consequences of self-appointment

When we find self-appointment in the future, we will withdraw the client’s registration and return the application. This applies to:

  • associated registrations in the Expression of Interest system (once launched)
  • associated registrations for an OINP Entrepreneur Stream Expression of Interest
  • associated registrations and applications in the OINP e-Filing system

A client will then need to:

  • Initiate the registration process again.
  • Receive an invitation to apply to the program if required.
  • Apply themselves or properly appoint a representative to apply on their behalf.
Why self-appointment is problematic

Self-appointment is problematic because it is not valid. It can also lead to applicants losing control of, and access to, their own OINP information.

In some cases, applicants have alleged that self-appointed representatives have refused applicants access to their own OINP information and then demanded additional payment beyond what was agreed to.

Enforcing representatives’ requirements

We can take compliance and/or enforcement action against representatives if they fail to make reasonable efforts to ensure all information they provide in an application is:

  • accurate
  • correct
  • not misleading

This is required under subsection 5(2) of Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters).

Representatives must also ensure that all appointment and contact-related information included in an application is accurate, correct and not misleading.

Failure to comply with this subsection is an offence under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 and may also lead to the imposition of administrative penalties.

Applicant reminder

Applicants, remember to review the following guidelines to ensure that you are appointing your representative correctly:

  • create your ONe-key account yourself using your personal email address
  • do not share your ONe-key profile details or password with your authorized legal representative. The OINP does not manage ONe-key accounts and we cannot help you if you lose access to your account
  • when your authorized representative creates a profile for you in the e-Filing system, ensure they use your personal email address and phone number and ensure that they do not create an email address for you. This will ensure that you receive the registration information directly and maintain ownership
  • when OINP Entrepreneur Stream registrants receive their ONe-key with their Invitation to Apply, the registrant must immediately change the temporary password prior to appointing their representative.
Representatives reminder

Representatives, take note and ensure that you are properly appointed by your client.

Learn more about how to properly appoint a representative.

March 15, 2021

Regulatory amendments to introduce an Expression of Interest system for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development will introduce an Expression of Interest system for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). On March 15, 2021, we filed the following amending regulations made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 to introduce an Expression of Interest system:

The Expression of Interest system will help us:

  • strategically manage intake
  • increase the OINP’s labour market responsiveness
  • better respond to regional labour market needs

The Expression of Interest system will apply to the following OINP streams:

These streams are currently closed to new applicants. They will open for new applicants when the Expression of Interest system launches in the coming weeks.

The Expression of Interest system is a points-based registration system that helps us select skilled economic immigrants to meet the province’s labour market needs.

By registering, you are only expressing an interest to apply to the OINP. It is not an application to the OINP or for permanent residence. You can only apply to the OINP under an Expression of Interest-based stream if you have been invited to apply.

We consulted on the development of the Expression of Interest system in September 2020 using:

Stakeholder feedback was considered where possible.

More information will be posted in the coming weeks. Please monitor this page for:

  • news
  • announcements
  • program developments

March 3 2021

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

On March 3, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you received a notification of interest on March 3, 2021. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

For the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, the OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 455 and 467.

March 2, 2021

Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On March 2, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 463-467.

Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On March 2, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the HCP stream if you:

  • receive a notification of interest on March 2, 2021
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you receive a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

We will post the comprehensive ranking system range of the draw on the Express Entry Notifications of Interest page on March 2, 2021. The OINP will target candidates with work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 0122   Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • 0124   Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • 0125   Other business services managers
  • 0601   Corporate sales managers
  • 1111   Financial auditors and accountants
  • 1112   Financial and investment analysts
  • 1121   Human resources professionals
  • 1122   Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • 3012   Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 4163   Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

February

February 24, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (EST).

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

February 18, 2021

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, February 19, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to Monday, February 22, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. (EST).

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

February 16, 2021

Tech draw: Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On February 16, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 453 and 467 and work experience in the NOC codes noted in the program update below.

Tech draw: Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On February 16, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the HCP stream if you:

  • receive a notification of interest on February 16, 2021
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you receive a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

We will post the comprehensive ranking system range of the draw on the Express Entry Notifications of Interest page on February 16, 2021. The OINP will target candidates with work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • 2147 Computer engineers
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • 2175 Web designers and developers

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

February 2, 2021

Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On February 2, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 466 and 467, and work experience in the NOC codes noted in the program update below.

Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On February 2, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the HCP stream if you:

  • receive a notification of interest on February 2, 2021
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you receive a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

We will post the comprehensive ranking system range of the draw on the Express Entry Notifications of Interest page on February 2, 2021. The OINP will target candidates with work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • 0125 – Other business services managers
  • 0601 – Corporate sales managers
  • 1111 – Financial auditors and accountants
  • 1112 – Financial and investment analysts
  • 1121 – Human resources professionals
  • 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 4163 – Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

January

January 18

Regional Immigration Pilot update

The Regional Immigration Pilot is continuing to accept intake forms. An additional 150 nominations will be available under the pilot for 2021.

Learn how to submit an intake form.

When submitting the intake form, you must complete the form in its entirety. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

To ask a question or provide feedback, email us at ontarionominee@ontario.ca or call us from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:

January 13

Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams

On January 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams.

You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker or Skilled Trades stream if you received a notification of interest  on January 13, 2021. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

For the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, the OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 456 and 467.

For the Skilled Trades stream, the OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 434 and 460.

January 4

Changes to internal review process for all streams

On January 1, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) made changes to the internal review process for all OINP streams in order to implement the new mandatory Request for Internal Review form. Where an application is not approved the following updates apply:

If you are not nominated

If your application is unsuccessful, we will let you know by email. If you think we made an error in our decision that led to your application being refused, you may ask for an internal review.

To request an internal review:

  1. Download and complete the Notice of Request for Internal Review form. Ensure that you carefully read the instructions on the form.
  2. In a separate document, clearly identify an error or errors in the director’s decision or order that, if not made, would have resulted in the decision or order being decided differently (see subsection 10(1)(a) of Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals))
  3. Send the completed Notice of Request for Internal Review form and all supporting documents by email to internalreview-revisioninterne@ontario.ca. You must email us within:
    • 30 calendar days of receiving your notice of refusal if you live in Canada
    • 60 calendar days of receiving your notice of refusal if you live outside of Canada

Don’t include any new information that you did not include in your original application unless that information was not reasonably available to you at the time the decision or order was made.

New information that you did not include in your application because of an oversight will not be considered.

Internal review requests must be sent by email. We will not accept requests by mail, fax or in-person.

Updated: October 15, 2021
Published: January 04, 2021