Ontario OINP Online Applications
What You Need to Know
If you are currently residing in Ontario and you qualify for permanent residence through either the Student or Worker stream then we can help you.
Both of these Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) streams have an online application intake system which is governed by the number of users trying to access their online system. It works on a first come first serve basis which organises all the system users into a queue. This queue time will increase as the number of users trying to access the system increases. This means that when one application registration process is complete the system will then allow the next to begin. A longer queue time indicates a high volume of system users. Once the system intake limit is reached then the queue will shut down. The timer in the queue system will become unresponsive when the intake limit has been reached.
In our professional experience these programs open without notice, then the queue time increases very rapidly and then also shutdowns without notice and will leave many users left inside the queue.
The Ontario government tries to keep the intake of the program as fair as possible by opening the program without notice. Basically the program will open without any prior notice. So once it opens it is a race to get into the queue so that you can then submit your application.
The last time the program streams opened for students and workers was in February 2020. The system was only open for application intake for approximately an hour and a half before it shut down due to internal server issues. The program reopened again a few hours later and again closed very quickly after due to a complete intake for the program streams.
The Benefits of an Immigration Consultant
The Ontario government provides different portal access for individual users and consultant users. Once a consultant is logged into the system that consultant has the ability to submit up to 100 applications. The consultant still has to adhere to program intake numbers and have a limited time to submit as many applications as possible, but each consultant is only required to enter the queue once. Therefore, consultants have an advantage when serving their clients.
The Canadian Application Centre Software Advantage
- Several Registered Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) to choose from that suit your needs best.
- The CAC uses automated form filling technology to rapidly enter all your data into the online forms. We have the ability to submit many applications much quicker than other consultants and software programs.
- Our software notifies our consultants when the program opens. Which means we are ready to go immediately.
- Our system allows us to collect all the data needed for an application before the program opens so there are no delays or missed opportunities due to lack of information.
How to Start
The first step is to make an appointment with a consultant so you prepare and ensure that the person you are working with is a good fit for you. The Canadian Application Centre allows you to browse through various consultant profiles and then choose the one you like best. Then you can choose a time suitable for you and book it directly into the consultant’s calendar.
The second step is to meet with the immigration consultant which is performed online via Zoom, and the meeting is recorded. During the meeting the consultant will share their screen, take notes and make recommendations specifically for you. This way you can have a customized immigration plan developed in a short 30 minute period.
The third step is to purchase an application. If you are interested in purchasing an application after the consultation, the CAC will then allow you to purchase one of the applications recommended to you by the consultant you met with.
The staff at the Canadian Application Centre understand how important the goal of permanent residence in Canada is. Give yourself the best chance for success by using our system and one of our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultants!
Ontario Express Entry
With the introduction of the Express Entry by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), they are able to manage permanent resident applications for skilled migration to Canada.
To be eligible for the Express Entry and be considered for nomination by the province of Ontario, individuals must qualify under either one of two of the federal immigration programs namely Federal Skilled Worker program and the Canadian Experience Class.
This stream is targeted at skilled workers seeking to live and work in Ontario permanently. Through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program individuals who are eligible for Canadian and Immigration Canada Express Entry pool and also have the necessary education, skilled work experience, language ability and other requirements to enable them establish and fit into the Ontario’s labour market and communities.
The stream is targeted at French-Speaking skilled workers with strong English language abilities seeking to live and work in Ontario permanently.
With this stream, Individuals will be nominated in the Express Entry pool with the required education, skilled work experience, and other characteristics to enable them setup and integrate into the labour market of the province
This Ontario PNP General Category targets employers and foreign nationals wishing to invest in an Ontario company. This category is meant to enable employers and investors recruit foreign skilled workers who have the required skills and experience which are in high demand in Ontario.
International Student Category
There is a hold, on new applications to the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams temporarily as of May 9, 2016. However, the Job Offer Stream is still open to prospective individuals with offers already approved through the Employer Pre-screen application process
To qualify, International student, must receive a job offer that meets the following requirement:
- permanent full-time job offer with approval and in a high-skilled occupation (NOC 0, A or B)
- meet up with the entry-level wage levels in Ontario for that particular occupation.
This category is targeted at students from abroad and accepts applications under the following three streams:
This stream was aimed to help employers employ international students whose previous education is not Ontario-specific; graduates who studied in any province may qualify.
This category is for individuals with a PhD program from any of Ontario’s publicly funded universities to live and work permanently in the province regardless of a job offer.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) provides international students with Master’s degree from any of the publicly funded universities in Ontario to live and work permanently in Ontario regardless of a job offer.
Eligibility requirements for OINP International Masters Graduate Stream is provided on.
Ontario seeks to bring in foreign businesses and entrepreneurs to the province. For this category which falls under OINP, entrepreneurs who has a business idea and key staff of corporations and wishes to expand their operations in Ontario can be nominated for permanent residence by the Province.
There are three streams under this category and they are as follows:
This category targets established international organisations who wish to expand into Ontario. After a successful establishment, individuals eligible are permitted to apply for a provincial nomination certificate to become permanent residents of Canada.
This category target individuals seeking to start a new business initiative or buy an existing business in the province of Ontario. The selected applicant will receive a temporary work permit letter. If the investment and job creation agreements listed in the performance agreement are met, the individual will have the chance to be nominated for a permanent resident.
The Investor Category under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, allows the selection of economic immigrants by the province whose skills are required by businesses in Ontario. investors-category under this OINP enables companies who are investment in Ontario to recruit or relocate key employees to support the long-term success of the investment.
Those nominated under the stream must meet the eligibility criteria for the applicant in the foreign worker stream. Additionally, the Ontario employer must ensure that the investment is approved under and that all the pre-screen processes involving application for the position they required are done.