Average application processing times as of July 11, 2022

We understand your application is taking longer to process than expected. The most up to date status information can be found by logging into your account via our e-Filing portal. Our telephone Inquiry Officers do not have any additional status information.

Average processing times are noted below. If your application is taking longer than the estimated processing time, there is no need to contact the program. We will contact you if more information is required.

OINP streamEstimated processing time
Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker70 – 100 days
Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities70 – 100 days
Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades70 – 100 days
Masters Graduate90 – 120 days
PhD Graduate90 – 120 days
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker90 – 120 days
Employer Job Offer: International Student90 – 120 days
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills90 – 120 days

Expression of Interest (EOI) Assessment:
Less than 30 days

Depends on application complexity

Annual nominations

Each year, the federal government, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allocates a certain number of nominations to the Ontario government (OINP).

In 2022:

  • Ontario’s allocation is 9,750 nominations
  • as of July 11, 2022, 4,496 nominations have been issued

Note: When an applicant is nominated for permanent residence by the OINP, they must then apply to IRCC. IRCC makes the final decision on who gets permanent residence.

Contact us

Ask us a question by email at ontarionominee@ontario.ca or by phone from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at: