Overview

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows foreign workers, international students and others — with the right skills, experience and education — to apply for a nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.

The Entrepreneur Stream of the OINP is for entrepreneurs from outside of Canada who want to establish a new business, or buy and grow an existing business, in Ontario.

The OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative OINP-ESI will help prospective immigrant entrepreneurs develop and submit applications to the Entrepreneur Stream. The goal of the initiative is to attract and support 100 new applications.

The Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) will administer the OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative OINP-ESI for two years.

OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative

The OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative OINP-ESI will provide services that:

  • identify business creation and succession opportunities in communities outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • market the Entrepreneur Stream and business opportunities internationally to raise awareness among entrepreneurs
  • support qualified entrepreneurs who want to establish a new business or buy and grow an existing business in communities outside of the GTA
  • match qualified entrepreneurs with business opportunities and communities, based on their business, personal interests and professional experience
  • help qualified entrepreneurs develop and submit high-quality expressions of interest (EOI) to the Entrepreneur Stream
  • help EOI registrants who receive an invitation to apply, develop and submit high-quality applications to the Entrepreneur Stream

The OINP will process applications on a priority basis.

How to participate

Contact us

To ask a question or provide feedback on the OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative, email us at business.immigration@ontario.ca.

To learn more about how to participate in the OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative, please email TBDC at info@futureisontario.com.