Immigration to Ontario under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Immigration to Ontario with Immigration Canada Pro! On this page, you will find all the information about the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)! Currently, there are nine streams in the OINP.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

What streams exist in the Ontario program? All information is summarized in a convenient table.

All streams of OINP
StreamIs Job Offer required?Is it linked to Express Entry?Is the stream open?
French-Speaking Skilled WorkerNoYesOpen
Human Capital PrioritiesNoYesOpen
Skilled TradesNoYesOpen
Masters Graduate StreamNoNoPaused
Ph.D. Graduate StreamNoNoOpen
Entrepreneur StreamNoNoOpen
Foreign Worker StreamYesNoPaused
International Student StreamYesNoPaused
In-Demand Skills StreamYesNoOpen
Ontario Regional Immigration PilotYesNoOpen

LAST NEWS

Jun 26 – Ontario invited 24 entrepreneurs in the OINP

On June 24, 2020, Ontario invited 24 candidates in the Entrepreneur Stream of the OINP to submit an application for a provincial nomination. In the third draw for business immigration this year, the lowest score was 134 points, two points more than in the previous round. OINP has invited candidates who registered in the system between November 22, 2019, and June 19, 2020. To date, Ontario invited 70 Entrepreneurs in 2020.

How many nominations were issued by Ontario in 2020?

As of June 4, 2020, the OINP issued 3,018 nominations in the OINP in 2020. Since the last update on May 14, Ontario nominated another 395 candidates. Last year, the province nominated 7,350 candidates and 44 NOC C candidates within the Federal NOC C initiative. This year, Ontario can nominate 7,600 foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence in Canada. This includes 250 spots for NOC C initiative candidates.

All previous invitations rounds in 2020

Jun 18 – Ontario invited 143 persons in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

On June 18, 2020, OINP conducted the third draw in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) this year. OINP issued Notifications of Interest to 143 candidates. The score range of invited candidates in this round was between 424 and 436 points. This year, OINP already issued NOI to 692 French-speaking candidates. In total, Ontario invited 5,850 foreigners to apply for the Ontario nomination.

Jun 17 – Ontario invited 758 candidates in the Skilled Trades Stream

On June 17, 2020, 758 candidates have been invited to the Skilled Trades Stream of the OINP. All candidates invited in this round created their Express Entry profiles between June 17, 2019, and June 17, 2020. The CRS score range of the invited candidates was 400-436. In total, Ontario invited 5,707 candidates to apply for a nomination in 2020.

Jun 3 – Ontario issued 699 NOIs in the Human Capital Priorities Stream

On June 3, 2020, Ontario invited 699 candidates in the Human Capital Priorities Stream. OINP issued 532 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates with one year of foreign work experience in one of the in-demand occupations and 167 NOIs to candidates with one-year Canadian work experience in one of the in-demand occupations. The score ranges of invited candidates were 471-500 points and 358-439 points, respectively. All candidates work in nine following occupations: NOC 0111 – Financial managers, NOC 0114 – Other administrative services managers, NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers, NOC 1111 – Financial auditors and accountants, NOC 1114 – Other financial officers, NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting, NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses, NOC 3124 – Other primary health practitioners, NOC 3132 – Dietitians and nutritionists, This year, Ontario invited 4,949 candidates in the OINP.

May 13 – Ontario issued 703 NOIs in the OINP Tech Draw

On May 13, 2020, Ontario issued 703 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) in the Tech Draw of the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. The lowest CRS score of this round was 421 points, while the highest score of the invited candidate was 451 points. In total, Ontario issued 4,250 NOIs in 2020 and 1,657 of candidates have been invited in the OINP Tech Draws.

Apr 30 – Ontario invited 307 persons in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

On April 30, 2020, OINP conducted the second draw in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) this year. OINP issued Notifications of Interest to 307 candidates. The score range of invited candidates in this round was between 432 and 454 points. This year, OINP already issued NOI to 549 French-speaking candidates. In total, Ontario invited 3,547 foreigners to apply for the Ontario nomination.

Apr 29 – Ontario invited 190 candidates in the Skilled Trades Stream

On April 29, 2020, 190 candidates have been invited to the Skilled Trades Stream of the OINP. All candidates have their Express Entry profiles created between April 29, 2019, and April 29, 2020. OINP targeted the following fourteen NOCs in this draw: 7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters, 7236 Ironworkers, 7241 Electricians, 7244 Electrical power line and cable workers, 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers, 7271 Carpenters, 7282 Concrete finishers, 7291 Roofers, 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews, 7312 Heavy-duty equip mechanics, 7313 Refrigeration and AC mechanics, 7316 Machine fitters, 7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics, and 7371 Crane operators. In total, Ontario invited 3,240 candidates in 2020.

Apr 22 – Ontario invited 26 entrepreneurs in the OINP

On April 22, 2020, Ontario invited 26 candidates in the Entrepreneur Stream of the OINP to submit an application for a provincial nomination. In the second draw for business immigration this year, the lowest score was 132 points, four points less than in the previous round. OINP has invited candidates who registered in the system between November 22, 2019, and April 17, 2020. To date, Ontario invited 46 Entrepreneurs in 2020.

Mar 4 –  OINP received 1322 registrations in the Employer Job Offer streams

On March 4, 2020, Ontario published the official results of the registrations for the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker Streams held on March 3, 2020. In total, the OINP received 1322 registrations in both streams. The OINP also announced that both streams will reopen in 2020.

Feb 26 – OINP invited 20 business candidates

On February 26, 2020, the Ontario issued 20 Invitations to Apply to the eligible candidates under the OINP Entrepreneur Stream. The minimum score in this round was 136. This is eighteen points higher than in the last round in 2019. Expressions of Interest received and scored by the OINP between November 22, 2019, and February 14, 2020, were eligible for getting Invitation to Apply in this round. In 2019, Ontario invited 66 candidates under this stream in 2019.

Feb 13 – Ontario invited 486 candidates in the Human Capital Priorities Stream

On February 13, 2019, Ontario invited 486 candidates under the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. In this round, OINP issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Financial managers (NOC 0111), Other administrative services managers (NOC 0114), Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (NOC 0124), Corporate sales managers (NOC 0601), Retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621), Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c. (NOC 0651), Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111), Other financial officers (NOC 1114), Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1122), Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012). In this draw, OINP invited candidates whose Express Entry score was 467-471. So far, Ontario invited 1,682 candidates under all streams of the OINP in 2020. Among them, 1,440 have been invited to the Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Jan 15 – Ontario invited 954 candidates in the OINP tech draw

On January 15, 2020, the Ontario issued 954 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates under the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream of the OINP. This is the third OINP tech draw. In this round, all invited candidates have work experience in six technical occupations approved for Ontario’s tech draws – NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers, NOC 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers, NOC 2147 Computer engineers, NOC 2175 Web designers and developers, NOC 2172 Database analysts and data administrators, and NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers. The CRS score range of the invited candidates was 460-472. Last year, OINP invited 3,396 candidates in the tech draws. In total, Ontario has already issued 1,196 NOIs under all streams of the OINP in 2020.

Jan 9 – Ontario invited first Francophone candidates in the OINP

On January 9, 2020, the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) conducted the first draw in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW). OINP issued 242 Invitations to Apply in this round. All invited candidates who received the Notification of Interest from the OINP had a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) between 433 and 472 points in their Express Entry profiles. Last year, Ontario nominated 549 candidates in the FSSW.

Invitation rounds to Ontario in 2020

DateStreamITAsLowest Score
9-JanFSSW242433
15-JanTech Draw954460
13-FebHCP486467
26-FebEntrepreneur20136
3-MarEJO IS and EJO FW1322N/A
22-AprEntrepreneur26132
29-AprSkilled Trades190N/A
30-AprFSSW307432
13-MayTech Draw703421
3-JunHCP532471
3-JunHCP167358
17-JunSkilled Trades758400
18-JunFSSW143424
24-JunEntrepreneur24134
2020 Total5874

FSSW – French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
HCP – Human Capital Priorities Stream
Tech Draw – Human Capital Priorities Stream (Tech Draw)
Skilled Trades – Skilled Trades Stream
Entrepreneurs – Entrepreneur Stream
Masters – Masters Graduate Stream
Ph.D. – Ph.D. Graduate Stream
EJO IDS – Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
EJO IS – Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
EJO FW – Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

Immigration to Ontario in 2019 Archive

Permanent Residence Issuance Statistics

Express Entry Immigration

Provincial Immigration

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