New requirement for all applications - Applicant Consent Form

As of February 26, 2024, all new applications for an Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) nomination must include the Applicant Consent Form.

Overview

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

Choosing the right stream

Discover Ontario’s nine immigration streams.

Guide for employers

Learn how to apply for the approval of an employment position.

Review program updates

Find this year’s updates, news and announcements.

Protect yourself and others from fraud

Learn how to protect yourself and report suspected fraud.

Learn how to apply

Prepare your application and submit

Learn how to submit your application after you receive an invitation to apply or notification of interest.

How to use the e-filing portal

Find instructions and helpful tips about using the e-filing portal to register an expression of interest or submit your application.

Use a representative to apply

Learn who can be a representative and how to find and appoint a representative.

Register for an invitation to apply or notification of interest

You can only apply to the OINP if you are invited.

Document checklists

Find out what documents you need to submit with your application.

After you submit your application

Sign in or check your application status

Access the e-filing portal to sign into your account.

Update your application - Expression of Interest streams

Find out how to update your application, withdraw, request a nomination extension and more.

Check application processing times

Get up-to-date information about application processing times.

Update your application - Express Entry streams

Find out how to update your application, withdraw, request a nomination transfer 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 business.immigration@ontario.ca

Promotional materials

To help raise awareness about the OINP, an information sheet is available to download and print:

OINP Legislation

Understand your obligations as an applicant or representative, and the rights and responsibilities of the program.

Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

Ontario Regulation 421/17

Ontario Regulation 422/17

Contact us

If you have general questions about the OINP:

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 1-888-242-2100 (in Canada only).