Provincial Nomination Program

Persons who immigrate to Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program have the skills, education and work experience needed to make an immediate economic contribution to the province or territory that nominates them. They are ready to establish themselves successfully as permanent residents in Canada.

To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, applicants must be nominated by a Canadian province or territory.

The criteria for provincial nomination are determined by the individual provinces and territories, they can change without notice.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Express Entry is a new application management system introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to manage permanent resident applications for skilled migration to Canada. To qualify for Express Entry and be considered for nomination by Ontario, candidates must qualify for one of two federal immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Ontario Express Entry

Ontario has created two new streams for skilled workers who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. The two new streams draw from the Federal Express Entry selection system.

  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

This enables Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to nominate individuals that have qualified for Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other factors to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.

Steps for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

1. Register for Express Entry

2. OINP identifies candidates in Express Entry pool

3. Apply to OINP under the Human Capital Priorities Stream

4. Accept nomination from Ontario and apply for permanent residency

You may not apply to OINP under the Human Capital Priorities Stream if you have not received a PT Notification of Interest from Ontario through your MyCIC account