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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.

Human Capital Priorities Stream
French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

General Category

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:
International Student with a Job Offer Stream
International PhD Graduate Stream
International Masters Graduate Stream

Business Category

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:
Corporate Stream
Entrepreneur Stream
Investor Category

How it works?

Application Portal