Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Are You a Graduate Student or Foreign Worker in Canada?

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is a provincial nominee program specific to the province of Ontario in Canada. It allows foreign workers, international students, business owners or entrepreneurs from outside of Canada to apply for permanent residence in Ontario. Alternatively, it allows Ontario businesses to recruit international talent.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has two main streams, the Graduate and the Foreign Worker stream.

OINP Graduate Stream

The Graduate stream allows International students at the Masters and PhD studies level granted by an Ontario University to apply for nomination by the province of Ontario. It is designed for those who are still in Ontario, and intend to live and settle in Ontario.

OINP Foreign Worker Stream

The Foreign Worker stream allows an Ontario employer the opportunity to nominate a special Foreign Worker that they have identified will clearly benefit their business operations and future growth.

Whether you are a student, worker, or employer with an interest in this unique program, we welcome the chance to sit and talk to you about the details, and to be of service to you in this. We invite you to fill out one of the two assessment forms above, or call to set up a consultation reserved just for you.

Misunderstanding or misinterpreting the eligibility criteria for an OINP application can lead to a refusal. Consulting with an immigration professional can help avoid common pitfalls and improve the chances of success.

OINP Advantages

Here are some reasons why you might consider an OINP application:

  • Ontario, being the most populous province in Canada, offers diverse job opportunities across various industries.
  • Successful nominees under the OINP receive a provincial nomination which can be a valuable asset in the Express Entry system.
  • The OINP identifies in-demand occupations and industries in Ontario. Applying through the OINP in these priority sectors may increase the chances of nomination.
  • Ontario is known for its high quality of life, excellent healthcare, education systems, and diverse cultural opportunities.