Ontario PNP

Ontario is Canada’s most popular landing destination for immigrants from around the world.

As Canada’s most populous province, Nearly 40 per cent of Canadians call Ontario home. Ontario is also home to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and its largest city, Toronto. In many ways, Ontario is the center of Canada’s economic, social, and political life.

A bird’s eye view of downtown Toronto, showing the CN Tower and Toronto Island on a clear day

Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program is called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), which was formerly known as the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP). Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive an Ontario Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.

General Category

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) offers an opportunity for skilled foreign workers and International students to permanently live and work in Ontario.

Prospective nominees can only apply if they have received an approved permanent full-time job offer from an Ontario employer.

Foreign Workers

Program Advantage

  • No English requirement

Program Requirement

  • Have full-time job offer under NOC 0,A,B
  • Have 2 years of relevant work experience in the last five years or relevant mandatory licensing in Ontario

Application Process

International Students With a Job Offer

Program Advantage

  • No English requirement
  • No previous work experience required

Program Requirement

  • Have full-time job offer under NOC0,A,B
  • Have graduated from eligible publicly-funded Canadian college or university that is at least 2 years in length or a one year post-graduate certificate program
  • Apply within 2 years form the date on which they graduated

Application Process