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.