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2020-10-23: Issued invitations to apply in the entrepreneur stream View

Issued invitations to apply in the entrepreneur stream

Issued invitations to apply in the entrepreneur stream

On October 21, 2020 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 21 invitations to apply the entrepreneur stream. You were eligible for consideration for this round if you submitted your expression of interest between November 22, 2019 and October 16, 2020.

You received an invitation to apply if your expression of interest got a score between 142 and 200.

If you received an invitation to apply, you do not need to contact the program. You will receive two emails. One email contains login information. The second email will contain instructions on how to submit a complete application. Carefully follow the instructions in both emails.

If your expression of interest was eligible but you did not receive an invitation to apply this round it is still eligible to receive an invitation to apply for future rounds for 12 months from the date you submitted it.

Please visit the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to learn more about the Entrepreneur Stream and Expression of Interest scoring criteria.

2020-10-21: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream View

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

<h4>Update: Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream</h4>

<p>On October 21, 2020, the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream successfully opened and closed when the internal registration limit of 1,250 was met. The stream is now closed and no additional registrations for this stream will be accepted.</p>

<p>Demand for the <abbr title="Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program">OINP</abbr> is high, and Ontario continuously balances intake across its streams. This includes strategically managing application intake to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of employers and filling specific labour market gaps across Ontario.</p>

<p>The <abbr title="Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program">OINP</abbr> will continue to monitor intake of applications across all streams to determine whether the Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker streams will reopen in 2020.</p>

<p>Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments. </p>

<h4><abbr title="Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program">OINP</abbr> has closed intake to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream</h4>

<p>Please note that the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream has reached the registration intake limit. The stream is now closed, and no additional registrations will be accepted until further notice.</p>

<h4>Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream </h4> 

<p>All applicants must have a current job offer and up-to-date employer form </p>

<p>The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (<abbr>OINP</abbr>) is now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.</p>

<p>Due to the significant number of users expected to access the system, you may encounter a high-volume message page or be placed in a priority queue. If this occurs, it is not a technical error and you don’t need to contact the program.</p>

<p>Once the intake limit has been met, the system will automatically prevent further registrations from being submitted.</p>

<p>You must access the <abbr title="Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program">OINP</abbr> e-Filing Portal directly from the <a href="/page/oinp-employer-job-offer-foreign-worker-stream" analytics-on="click" analytics-category="Body" analytics-event="Labour, Training and Skills Development" analytics-label="Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream||/page/oinp-employer-job-offer-foreign-worker-stream">Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream</a> page on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program website. Please click on the button ‘Submit an application’. Mobile devices, such as <strong>cell phones</strong> and <strong>tablets</strong>, are not supported by the e-Filing system.</p>

<p>During registration, please pay careful attention when entering your date of birth. The correct format in the e-Filing Portal is DD/MM/YYYY. The <abbr title="Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program">OINP</abbr> does not accept complete changes to date of birth, therefore it is imperative the information is entered correctly.</p>

<p><strong>Important:</strong> Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is <strong>NOT</strong> accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Masters Graduate streams on October 21.</p>

<h5>Important: Current job offer and up-to-date Employer Form required</h5>

<p>Your job offer must be current when you apply. New applications will not be held pending a potential recall/return to work date. As part of your application you must provide all required supporting documents, including an up-to-date job offer with a definitive and imminent start date. </p>

<p>To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, you must submit the most recent version of the <a href="http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&amp;ACT=RDR&amp;TAB=PROFILE&amp;SRCH=1&amp;ENV=WWE&amp;TIT=employer+form+immigrant&amp;NO=009-0233E" analytics-on="click" analytics-category="Body" analytics-event="www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca" analytics-label="Employer Form||http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&amp;ACT=RDR&amp;TAB=PROFILE&amp;SRCH=1&amp;ENV=WWE&amp;TIT=employer+form+immigrant&amp;NO=009-0233E">Employer Form</a>, <strong>which must be completed and dated no earlier than October 21, 2020</strong>. Although the Employer Form indicates that it must be submitted within six (6) months from the date of signing, it is very important that the information contained in the Employer Form is current. Including an Employer Form completed and dated prior to <strong>October 21</strong>, 2020 or failing to provide a current job offer will result in your application being returned as incomplete. Please note that if you successfully register, you will have 14 days to complete and submit the application. You will be able to use this time to upload an up-to-date Employer Form. Extensions to this 14-day period will not be provided.</p>

<p>Please also be aware the ‘Regulatory Compliance Information’ section B of the Employer Form has been revised to indicate whether the employer’s business is currently compliant (i.e. has no outstanding orders) under the <cite>Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000</cite> and the <cite>Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act</cite>.</p>

<p>Carefully have your employer review the information listed in the Employer Form to respond accurately in order to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your application. </p>

<p>If you experience technical difficulties while using the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program e-Filing portal, please contact the <abbr title="Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program">OINP</abbr> directly at: <a href="mailto:ontarionominee@ontario.ca" analytics-on="click" analytics-category="Body" analytics-event="Labour, Training and Skills Development" analytics-label="ontarionominee@ontario.ca||mailto:ontarionominee@ontario.ca">ontarionominee@ontario.ca</a> and include a screenshot showing the time and date stamp, and include details about how the error occurred.</p>

2020-10-20: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream on October 21 — All applicants must have a current job offer and up-to-date employer form View

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream on October 21 — All applicants must have a current job offer and up-to-date employer form

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream on October 21 — All applicants must have a current job offer and up-to-date employer form

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream on October 21, 2020. The stream will open at some point during the OINP's business hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).

Due to the significant number of users expected to access the system, you may encounter a high-volume message page or be placed in a priority queue. If this occurs, it is not a technical error and you don’t need to contact the program.

Once the intake limit has been met, the system will automatically prevent further registrations from being submitted.

You must access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream page on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program website. Please click on the button ‘Submit an application’. Mobile devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are not supported by the e-Filing system.

During registration, please pay careful attention when entering your date of birth. The correct format in the e-Filing Portal is DD/MM/YYYY. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program does not accept complete changes to date of birth, therefore it is imperative the information is entered correctly.

Important: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is NOT accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Masters Graduate streams on October 21

Important: Current job offer and up-to-date Employer Form required.

Your job offer must be current when you apply. New applications will not be held pending a potential recall/return to work date. As part of your application you must provide all required supporting documents, including an up-to-date job offer with a definitive and imminent start date.

To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, you must submit the most recent version of the Employer Form, which must be completed and dated no earlier than October 21, 2020. Although the Employer Form indicates that it must be submitted within six (6) months from the date of signing, it is very important that the information contained in the Employer Form is current. Including an Employer Form completed and dated prior to October 21, 2020 or failing to provide a current job offer will result in your application being returned as incomplete. Please note that if you successfully register, you will have 14 days to complete and submit the application. You will be able to use this time to upload an up-to-date Employer Form. Extensions to this 14-day period will not be provided.

Please also be aware the ‘Regulatory Compliance Information’ section B of the Employer Form has been revised to indicate whether the employer’s business is currently compliant (i.e. has no outstanding orders) under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Carefully have your employer review the information listed in the Employer Form to respond accurately in order to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your application.

If you experience technical difficulties while using the OINP e-Filing portal, please contact the OINP directly at: ontarionominee@ontario.ca and include a screenshot showing the time and date stamp, and include details about how the error occurred.

2020-10-15: Tech Draw: Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream View

Tech Draw: Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

Tech Draw: Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On October 15, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 462 and 470, and work experience in the NOC codes noted in the program update below

Tech Draw: Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On October 15, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream

You may apply to the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream if you:

  • receive a notification of interest on October 15, 2020
  • can demonstrate your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you receive a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

We will post the comprehensive ranking system range of the draw on the Express Entry Notifications of Interest page on October 15, 2020. The OINP will target candidates with work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • 2147 Computer engineers
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • 2175 Web designers and developers

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

2020-09-29: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will accept applications to the Masters Graduate stream on September 29 View

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will accept applications to the Masters Graduate stream on September 29

Update: Masters Graduate stream

On September 29, 2020, the Masters Graduate stream successfully opened, and closed when the internal registration limit of 1,215 was met. The stream is now closed and no additional registrations for this stream will be accepted.

Demand for the OINP is high, and Ontario continuously balances intake across its streams. This includes strategically managing application intake to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of employers and filling specific labour market gaps across Ontario.

The OINP will continue to monitor intake of applications across all streams to determine whether the Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker streams will reopen in 2020.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments.

OINP has closed intake to the Masters Graduate stream

Please note that the Masters Graduate stream has reached the registration intake limit. The stream is now closed and no additional registrations will be accepted until further notice.

OINP now accepting applications to the Masters Graduate stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Masters Graduate stream. Please refer to the program update below for details.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will accept applications to the Masters Graduate stream on September 29

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be accepting applications to the Masters Graduate stream today.

Due to the significant number of users expected to access the system, you may encounter a high-volume message page or be placed in a priority queue. If this occurs, it is not a technical error and you don’t need to contact the program.

Once the intake limit has been met, the system will automatically prevent further registrations from being submitted.

You must access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the Masters Graduate stream page on the OINP website. Please click on the button ‘Submit an application’. Mobile devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are not supported by the e-Filing system.

Important: If you successfully register during the Masters Graduate stream opening, you will receive a confirmation number from the OINP e-Filing Portal. Within 3 business days, you will receive an email containing your file number. Please do not contact the OINP to request the file number, as this will happen automatically. Once you receive a file number you have 14 days to submit an application.

During registration, please pay careful attention when entering your date of birth. The correct format in the e-Filing Portal is DD/MM/YYYY. The OINP does not accept complete changes to date of birth, therefore it is imperative the information is entered correctly.

2020-09-08: Proposed regulatory amendments View

Proposed regulatory amendments

Proposed regulatory amendments

To more strategically manage intake, increase the OINP’s labour market responsiveness and better respond to regional labour market needs, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing amendments to:

The proposed amendments would change the OINP application process to introduce an expression of interest system. The amendments are now posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry for public consultation for 45 calendar days.

We encourage you to provide feedback on these proposed changes during the consultation period which will end on October 23, 2020.

2020-09-04: Removal of application guides View

Removal of application guides

Removal of application guides

To ensure consistency and accuracy of program information, the application guides for all OINP streams (except the Entrepreneur stream) have been removed from our website. Please note that all content from the application guides has been added to each stream webpage, and the document checklist page has also been updated.

The removal of the application guides ensures all information is centrally located and easily accessible for applicants and stakeholders.

2020-08-27: Issued invitations to apply in the entrepreneur stream View

Issued invitations to apply in the entrepreneur stream

Issued invitations to apply in the entrepreneur stream

On August 26, 2020 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 21 invitations to apply to the entrepreneur stream. You were eligible for consideration for this round if you submitted your expression of interest between November 22, 2019 and August 21, 2020.

You received an invitation to apply if your expression of interest got a score between 144 and 200.

If you received an invitation to apply, you do not need to contact the program. You will receive two emails. One email contains login information. The second email will contain instructions on how to submit a complete application. Carefully follow the instructions in both emails.

If your expression of interest was eligible but you did not receive an invitation to apply this round it is still eligible to receive an invitation to apply for future rounds for 12 months from the date you submitted it.

Please visit the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to learn more about the Entrepreneur Stream and Expression of Interest scoring criteria.

2020-08-26:

Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

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Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On August 26, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream and have specific work experience.

You may apply to the Human Capital Priorities stream if you (i) received a NOI on August 26, 2020; and (ii) can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) listed below. If you received a NOI, you do not need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 466 and 475, and work experience in the following NOC codes:

0111   Financial managers
0124   Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 
0601   Corporate sales managers
1111   Financial auditors and accountants         
1114   Other financial officers          
1122   Professional occupations in business management consulting         
3012   Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses  
3124   Allied primary health practitioners
3132   Dietitians and nutritionists 

To be eligible for nomination, applicants must demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes, and apply under the HCP stream. Your application may be refused if you do not demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

Through this dedicated approach, we’re helping to make it easier for businesses to recruit top talent from around the world.

OINP will issue notifications of interest for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On August 26, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the HCP stream if you:

  • receive a notification of interest on August 26, 2020
  • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you receive a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

We will post the comprehensive ranking system range of the draw on the Express Entry Notifications of Interest page on August 26, 2020. The OINP will target candidates with work experience in the following NOC codes:

  • 0111 Financial managers
  • 0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 
  • 0601 Corporate sales managers
  • 1111 Financial auditors and accountants         
  • 1114 Other financial officers          
  • 1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting         
  • 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses  
  • 3124 Allied primary health practitioners
  • 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists 

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

2020-07-29: Tech Draw: Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream View

Tech Draw: Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream

Tech Draw: Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream

On July 29, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream and have specific work experience.

You may apply to the HCP Stream if you (i) received a NOI on July 29, 2020; and (ii) can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible NOC codes listed below. If you received a NOI, you do not need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a CRS between 463 and 477, and work experience in the following NOC codes:

0213 Computer and information systems managers
2147 Computer engineers
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers

To be eligible for nomination, applicants must demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes. Your application may be refused if you do not demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

Through this dedicated approach, we’re helping to make it easier for businesses in the technology sector to recruit top talent from around the world.

To ensure that this initiative meets the needs of Ontario employers, we engaged with stakeholders across the province through a survey and face-to-face consultations. This helped us choose priority occupations for the targeted technology occupations draws.

For more information on this initiative, please visit the OINP Tech Draw page.