With the provincial election underway, we have temporarily stopped updating this page when we issue notifications of interest or invitations to apply. We will continue to send notifications of interest and invitations to apply to potential candidates.

April

April 29, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, April 29 at 6:00pm to Monday, May 2, 2022 at 8:30am.

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 Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.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, 2022

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

On April 28, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream with a comprehensive ranking system score between 460 and 467.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on April 28, 2022.

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

April 26, 2022

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

On April 26, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream with a comprehensive ranking system score between 300-461.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on April 26, 2022.

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

April 19, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is pleased to announce that the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) has been selected to deliver the Entrepreneur Pilot for two-years.

Announced as part of the 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario, the Entrepreneur Pilot will help 100 immigrant entrepreneurs to establish and grow businesses across the province outside of the Greater Toronto Area. The jobs and investments these businesses generate will help to support soon to be selected regions needing the most help recovering from COVID‑19.

Identified through a publicly posted competitive request for bids, the TBDC is now working closely with the OINP to develop and launch the pilot. Please continue to monitor this space for future updates.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OINP at business.immigration@ontario.ca.

April 12, 2022

Publishing orders for contravention of the Ontario Immigration Act by individuals, employers and representatives

Effective May 3, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will publish the names of individuals, employers and representatives who have had an administrative monetary penalty or banning order imposed against them for contravening the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015.

When applying to the OINP, individuals, employers and representatives must provide information that is:

  • accurate
  • correct
  • not misleading

Providing inaccurate, incorrect or misleading information may result in penalties.

Publishing contraventions of the Act is an important measure to protect the public and further strengthen the integrity of the program.

Email programintegrityteam@ontario.ca if you suspect an individual, employer, or representative is providing inaccurate, incorrect or misleading information to the OINP.

April 1, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing on Sunday April 3, 2022, from 9am to 5pm.

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.

March

March 30, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for the Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker, and Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills streams

On March 30, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Masters Graduate stream with a score of 39 and above.

In a separate draw, the OINP issued targeted invitations to apply for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream with a score of 23 and above and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 2232 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 2243 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2282 – User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7203 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 7205 –Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7232 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 7233 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7236 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 7242 – Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7251 – Plumbers
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7281 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 7282 – Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7291 – Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 7303 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7305 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 – Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7333 – Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 7334 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 7371 – Crane operators
  • NOC 8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • NOC 9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators

The OINP also conducted a targeted draw for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream with a score of 21 and above and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

Health, agricultural and select trades occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 7441 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
  • NOC 7611 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
  • 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

You may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on March 30, 2022.

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

March 24, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing from Friday, March 25 at 6:00pm to Monday, March 28 at 8:30am.

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.

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

On March 24, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued targeted notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream a with a comprehensive ranking system score between 350-600.

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on March 24, 2022.

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

March 4

Issued invitations to apply to the Entrepreneur stream

On March 3, 2022 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 21 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Entrepreneur Stream. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) received and scored by February 17, 2022 were eligible for consideration for this ITA

We issued Invitations to Apply for EOIs that received a score of between 152 and 169.

If you received an EOI, 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 Invitation to Apply, but did not receive one this round, the EOI scored below 152. An EOI remains eligible to receive an ITA for 12 months from the date it was submitted to the OINP.

If you registered an eligible expression of interest prior to February 21, 2022, OINP staff will manually transition it into the e-Filing Portal. OINP staff will notify the EOI registrants, and/or their representatives, impacted by this transition by email about how to access their EOIs in the e-Filing Portal.

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

March 1, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams

On March 1, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool as follows:

In a separate draw, the OINP issued targeted invitations to apply for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream with a score of 42 and above and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 2232 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2242 - Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 2243 - Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 2253 - Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2282 - User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 - Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 7201 - Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7202 - Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7203 - Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 7204 - Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 7205 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7232 - Tool and die makers
  • NOC 7233 - Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7236 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 7241 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 7242 - Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7251 – Plumbers
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7281 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 7282 - Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7284 - Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7291 - Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7294 - Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 7301 - Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 7303 - Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7305 - Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 7313 - Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 - Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7318 - Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7333 - Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 7334 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 7371 - Crane operators
  • NOC 8255 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • NOC 9241 - Power engineers and power systems operators

You may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on March 1, 2022.

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

February

February 28, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for the PhD Graduate stream

On February 23-28, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the PhD Graduate stream.

You may apply to this stream if you received an invitation between February 23-28, 2022.

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

February 24, 2022

Notice to candidates that received a notification of interest under the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream on February 22, 2022

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 455 and 600 and whose IRCC profiles were created between February 22, 2021 and April 29, 2021.

If your Express Entry profile expires before submitting your OINP application, you must create a new Express Entry profile then upload to your OINP application:

  • a copy of the letter you received from IRCC acknowledging the new profile with the Express Entry number and job seeker validation code visible
  • a copy of the letter you received from IRCC acknowledging the expired profile with the Express Entry number and job seeker validation code visible
  • a copy of the profile expiration letter received from IRCC.

Failure to notify the program of your new Express Entry profile will result in your application being returned as incomplete and your application fee refunded.

If your Express Entry profile expires during the processing of your OINP application, you must notify us as soon as possible by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca and include the documents above.

February 24, 2022

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

On February 24, 2022, 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 February 24, 2022. 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 359-600.

February 23, 2022

Introducing an updated process for registering an expression of interest for the Entrepreneur Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) updated the process for registering an expression of interest (EOI) for the Entrepreneur Stream and has resumed accepting EOIs.

If you are interested in being invited to apply to the Entrepreneur Stream, you can now register an EOI using the e-Filing Portal.  Applicants no longer have to contact the program to request an EOI registration form. This update only applies to the Entrepreneur Stream.

If you registered an eligible expression of interest prior to February 23, 2022, OINP staff will manually transition it into the e-Filing Portal. OINP staff will notify the EOI registrants, and/or their representatives, impacted by this transition by email about how to access their EOI in the e-Filing Portal.

This updated process does not change the Entrepreneur Stream’s regulated requirements.

Find more information and instructions about using e-Filing Portal.

February 22, 2022

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

On February 22, 2022, 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.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 455 and 600 and work experience in the following National Occupational Classification (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

You may apply to the Human Capital Priorities stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on February 22, 2022
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible NOC codes listed below

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

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

Invitations to apply issued under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream in a targeted draw for candidates of the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP)

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued eight targeted invitations to candidates who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

February 11, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing on Saturday, February 12.

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 9, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and In-Demand Skills streams

On February 9, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to potential candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream with a score of 41 and above.

In a separate draw, the OINP issued targeted invitations to apply for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream with a score of 24 and above and work experience in the national occupation codes (NOC) below:

  • NOC 2232 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 2243 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2282 – User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7203 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 7205 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7232 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 7233 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7236 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 7242 – Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7251 – Plumbers
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7281 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 7282 – Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7291 – Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 7303 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7305 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 – Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7333 – Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 7334 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 7371 – Crane operators
  • NOC 8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • NOC 9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators

The OINP also conducted a targeted draw for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream with a score of 15 and above and work experience in the national occupational codes (NOC) below:

Health, agricultural and select trades occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 7441 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
  • NOC 7611 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
  • 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

You may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on February 9, 2022.

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

February 8, 2022

Updated Conditions and/or Restrictions of Approval under the Employer Job Offer streams

On December 8, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program updated the standard conditions and/or restrictions of approval for applicants for certificates of nomination and employment positions under the Employer Job Offer streams.

Nominees and employers must comply with all conditions. Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of your approval.

If you were nominated under an Employer Job Offer stream you must:

  1. continue to demonstrate on a reasonable basis an intention to reside in Ontario.
  2. be employed in the approved employment position as of the date of your nomination, if you are already working for the employer.
  3. apply for a work permit within six (6) months and begin working in the approved employment position within ten (10) months from the date of your nomination, if you are not already working for the employer.
  4. inform the OINP immediately in writing if you have not begun working in the approved employment position within ten (10) months from the date of your nomination.
  5. continue to be employed in the approved employment position during the nomination period (i.e. until you receive permanent residence). This means that your terms of employment must remain consistent throughout the nomination period, including your:
    • employer
    • position title and duties
    • wage
    • hours of work
    • work location
  1. notify the OINP immediately in writing if there is a change in the nature of your employment, including any of the above terms of employment by contacting the OINP at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

Your nomination may be cancelled if:

  • the above conditions and/or restrictions are not met
  • the employer withdraws your job offer
  • you decline your job offer
  • your employment is terminated either by you or the employer

If you are an employer approved for an employment position under an Employer Job Offer stream, you must:

  1. employ the nominee in the approved employment position as of the date of nomination if the nominee is already working for you.
  2. employ the nominee in the approved employment position within ten (10) months as of the date of nomination if the nominee is not already working for you.
  3. inform the OINP immediately in writing if the nominee has not begun working in the approved employment position within ten (10) months from the date of nomination.
  4. continue to employ the nominee in the approved employment position during the nomination period (i.e. until the nominee receives permanent residence). This includes the following terms of employment:
    • position title and duties
    • wage
    • hours of work
    • work location
  1. notify the OINP immediately in writing if you are no longer able to comply with any of the above conditions and/or restrictions by contacting the OINP at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

The approval of the employment position and the nomination may be cancelled if:

  • the above conditions and/or restrictions are not met
  • you withdraw the job offer
  • the nominee declines the job offer
  • the nominee’s employment is terminated either by you or the nominee

Conditions of nomination are authorized under section 17 of the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015, S.O. 2015, c. 8 (Act). Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of the approval in accordance with section 18 of the Act.

February 8, 2022

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

On February 8, 2022, 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 Human Capital Priorities stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on February 8, 2022
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below.

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

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

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

On February 8, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream.

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

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on February 8, 2022.

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

February 4, 2022

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled system maintenance and testing on Friday, February 4 from 5:00 p.m. to Monday, February 7 at 9:00am (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 1, 2022

Regulatory amendment impacting the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has implemented a regulatory amendment impacting the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream. The amendment can be found at Ontario Regulation 31/22 (General) (made to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General)) and will:

  • require employers seeking an approval of a NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers) employment position under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream to demonstrate that they have a valid Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) certificate and a Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) of Excellent, Satisfactory or Satisfactory Unaudited.

The amendment aims to:

  • protect successful nominees and support public safety on Ontario highways as employers without an acceptable safety rating will be ineligible for approval
  • promote applications from employers with clear business ties to the province, since employers will be required to have their vehicles plated in Ontario

The amendment is effective February 1, 2022.

The Ministry consulted on the development of this amendment using:

Stakeholder feedback was considered where possible.

January

January 27, 2022

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

On January 27, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued targeted notifications of interest to potential candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream with a comprehensive ranking system score between 381-461

You may apply to this stream if you received a notification of interest on January 27, 2022.

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

January 19, 2022

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has reached its 2021 nomination allocation and continues to notify successful applicants. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued a total of 9,000 nominations to successful applicants across all streams in 2021, including 400 additional nominations received through an in-year reallocation and 250 NOC skill level C nominations.

New applications, and applications already submitted to the OINP, will continue to be accepted and considered under the program’s 2022 nomination allocation.

You can check the status of your application at any time through the OINP e-Filing portal.

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

January 12, 2022

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

On January 12, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest to potential candidates for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 464-467 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

You may apply to this stream if you:

  • received a notification of interest on January 12, 2022
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible NOC codes listed above

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

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

January 11, 2022

Invitations to apply issued for all Employer Job Offer streams

On January 11, 2022, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued invitations to apply to potential candidates as follows:

The OINP also conducted a targeted draw for candidates under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream with a score of 11 and above and 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

You may apply to one of these streams if you received an invitation on January 11, 2022.

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