Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Learn how foreign workers, international students, business owners or entrepreneurs from outside of Canada can apply for permanent residence in Ontario, or how Ontario businesses can recruit international talent.
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Migrate to a My Ontario Account
Effective November 12, 2023, we have changed the way you access the OINP e-filing portal. If you have an existing application or expression of interest with the OINP, you will need to migrate your ONe-key account to a My Ontario account starting November 12, 2023.
For more information on how to migrate your account, view the new instructions on how to use the OINP e-Filing Portal. Representatives can find instructions on how to migrate their account.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the province’s economic immigration program. It works in partnership with the Government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Foreign workers, international students and others with the right skills, experience and education apply to the OINP for a nomination.
The OINP recognizes and nominates people for permanent residence who have the skills and experience the Ontario economy needs, and the Government of Canada makes the final decision to approve applications for permanent residence.
For other ways to immigrate to Ontario, visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Learn about the program
Discover Ontario’s nine immigration streams, including the Entrepreneur stream.
Learn how to apply for the approval of an employment position.
Learn how to apply
Learn how to submit your application after you receive an invitation to apply or notification of interest.
Find instructions and helpful tips about using the e-filing portal to register an expression of interest or submit your application.
Learn who can be a representative and how to find and appoint a representative.
You can only apply to the OINP if you are invited.
Find out what documents you need to submit with your application.
After you submit your application
Access the e-filing portal to sign into your account.
Find out how to update your application, withdraw, request a nomination extension and more.
Business immigration services
The Business Immigration Services team takes an active role in helping employers find talent solutions with immigration. We are here to help businesses navigate the immigration system to:
- fill labour shortages
- retain international students
- get skilled workers faster
As a designated referral partner under Canada’s Global Skills Strategy, OINP business services can help innovative companies that are scaling-up or significantly investing in Ontario. We offer personalized service that can help businesses get an expedited work permit and labour market impact assessment (LMIA) processing for your highly skilled talent needs.
We provide info-sessions, in-person or teleconference meetings, and dedicated staff for your assistance.
Contact us today at email@example.com
To help raise awareness about the OINP, an information sheet is available to download and print:
Understand your obligations as an applicant or representative, and the rights and responsibilities of the program.
If you have general questions about the OINP:
- use our webform
- send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (for Entrepreneur Stream only)
- call us Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:
If you have questions about your application for a visa or temporary permit or your application for permanent residence, please contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada through their website or by telephone at