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Ontario PNP Eligibility Requirements

Canadian Government requires that people migrating to Ontario must be able to prove themselves to get Canadian Permanent Resident Card. The applicants who are in queue for applying Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program should furnish the below mentioned key eligibility requirements. To qualify under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, you must meet the all the criteria in the categories below. You do not need a job offer to apply Ontario PNP

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Applicants below the age of 45 years are eligible to apply for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program at the time of visa lodgement.


You must have a Canadian bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree or its equivalent study in another country.
If you completed your studies outside of Canada, you need to provide an Educational Credential Assessment report that proves your education is equivalent to a Canadian degree.

Work experience:-

You must have at least one year of full-time paid continuous work experience (or the equivalent in paid part- time work) in Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Please note:- if your work experience was obtained in an occupation that requires a licence or other authorization, only work experience acquired after becoming qualified to practice that  occupation in Ontario will qualify


Language requirement plays an important role and thus, you must be able to understand, read, write and speak either English or French at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher.
To prove that you have the mandatory language skills, you must take an approved English (IELTS / CELPIP) or French (TEF/TCF) language test.

To know more about the English and French language tests click here

Settlement Funds:-

You must have enough money to support yourself and your dependent family members when you settle in Ontario Canada. The money requirement to support your family member in Ontario depends upon the overall size of the family.

Number of family members Funds required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,669
2 $15,772
3 $19,390
4 $23,542
5 $26,701
6 $30,114
7 $33,528

Intention to Live in Ontario:-

You must intend to live in Ontario after you’re granted permanent residence. You need to provide your settlement plan to live in Ontario.

Ontario determines this by examining your ties to Ontario, which can include things like:

  • Working or have worked in Ontario.
  • Getting job offers or applying/ interviewing for jobs.
  • Studying.
  • Volunteering.
  • Leasing or owning property.
  • Visiting.
  • Having professional networks and affiliations, family ties and personal relationships
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