Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program – OINP application is a program that allows specific foreign individuals interested in Ontario immigration to apply for permanent residence in Canada in a more efficient and timely manner.
The program, previously known as the Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP), is for potential immigrants who have the specific skills and expertise that the province is looking for.
The OINP’s key goals are to address talent shortages in specified areas, make it simpler to invest in Ontario, and ensure that newcomers can settle in and integrate successfully. It identifies and nominates candidates for permanent residence who have the skills and experience the Ontario economy requires, while the Government of Canada takes the ultimate decision to accept permanent residence applications.
The PNP gives Ontario the ability to match immigrants’ skills to Ontario employers’ and labour market needs In 2009, the Ontario PNP was only authorized to nominate up to 1,000 newcomers when it first began. Approximately 8,000 newcomers are selected each year in Ontario.
How to apply for the provincial nominee program in Ontario?
To apply as a provincial nominee, all candidates must meet the minimum requirements of one of the province or territory’s non-Express Entry streams. Applicants can also apply for Ontario PNP if they are nominated under that stream.
You can apply for permanent residency after receiving a nomination from a province or territory. You must complete all necessary online digital forms before submitting your online application. Also, before submitting your application, ensure that you have answered all questions, electronically signed your application, and uploaded all supporting papers.
Keep in mind that you must attach a copy of the nomination certificate that was provided to you by the province or territory in your application. You may also consult with an immigration professional (a lawyer or consultant who specializes in immigration) who may offer guidance and help you with your application.