Ontario Provincial nomination program (PNP)

Ontario Provincial nomination program (PNP)

If you've decided to apply for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), then you've taken an excellent move. Ontario has always been the premier choice for immigrants who wish to craft a beautiful success story. Every year, Ontario invites Highly skilled and talented professionals from all across the globe.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) selects highly skilled professionals who are experienced and ready to contribute to Ontario's economy. Ontario has various PNP streams and sub-stream to apply for the Ontario PNP program; you need to select the most suitable Ontario PNP stream.

Please find the below most prominent Ontario PNP Streams.

  • Employer Job Offer Category:
    To apply under the Ontario employer job offer category, you must obtain a permanent and full-time job offer from an employer in Ontario.

  • Business category:
    If you are a business owner and have a net worth
    CAD 400,000 want to invest a minimum CAD 200,000 in Ontario, Then is a perfect stream to apply. The good thing here there is no age limit. To know more about this stream, call our Ontario PNP business expert.

  • Ontario Express entry stream:
    Ontario’s Express Entry Program is best suited for those skilled foreign workers who want to settle in Canada through Ontario PNP. This program has three categories under its umbrella: Human Capital Priority Stream, French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, and Skilled Trades stream.

    To apply under the Ontario Express Entry stream, you must:
    Have Express entry Profile number & job seeker code
    IELTS score six bands in each module
    Federal points 67/ 100.

Ontario PNP Eligibility / Requirements

You all know that Ontario is home to Canada’s capital, i.e. Ottawa. Ontario is the only province that witnesses the highest number of immigrants every year. If you’re a skilled foreign worker, who’s looking forward to more opportunities, Ontario is the best place to settle in and make your future as bright as the sunshine.

Apply under the OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program), meet the Ontario PNP eligibility requirements

  • Age:
    You must be under 49 years of age at the time of applying for the Ontario PNP application.

  • Work Experience:
    You must have at least one year of Continuous, paid work experience in skill type O, A or B of the NOC List. The work experience that you’ll provide should be from the past five years, from the date of submitting your Ontario PNP application.

  • Qualification:
    To apply to Ontario PNP, you should have at least a bachelor degree. If you obtained your qualification outside Canada, then you need to submit an ECA Report.

  • Language Proficiency:
    To meet Language Proficiency requirements for Ontario PNP eligibility, you need to write a language proficiency exam. You need to score six bands in each abilities Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). You can write Either English or French language exams.
    For English Language
    For French language exam

  • Settlement Fund:
    You must have a sufficient amount of money to settle in Ontario. It indicates that you’ve enough money to support your living and your dependent family members (if any) when you settle in Ontario. Settlement funds requirements depend on the number of family members you have. To know more about money requirements, click here

  • Settlement Plan:
    To apply to Ontario PNP, you need to prove that you have good intentions of staying there permanently.

Ontario PNP points calculator

To apply to Ontario PNP, you need to have minimum 67/100 federal points, these points based on your Age, Qualification, Work Experience, communication skills, arranged employment and adaptability.

Age 12 Points
Education 25 points
Work Experience 15 points
Language proficiency 28 points
Adaptability 10 points
Arranged Employment 10 points

Calculate your federal points in just 2 minutes

Ontario PNP Draw

Ontario Invites those individuals from the Express Pool who have the skills to address the Ontario labour market shortage. Ontario conduct draws periodically and invites Technical and non-Technical applicants.

If you are meeting the below criteria’s, you will get a Notification of Interest from Ontario PNP

  1. You must have those skills are highly shortage in Ontario
  2. Your Express entry must be active

Please note that receiving notification of interest does not make you eligible to get nomination directly; you need to provide supportive documents to validate your claims.

Please find below Notifications of interest issued in 2021 to date

  1. Human Capital Priorities stream – 2,751
  2. French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream – 272
  3. Skilled Trades stream – 338

Date Number of NOI’s issued CRS score range EE filing date
April 13, 2021 528 456-467 April 13, 2020 – April 13, 2021
March 2, 2021 754 463-467 March 2, 2020 – March 2, 2021
February 16, 2021 1,186 453-467 February 16, 2020 – February 16, 2021
February 2, 2021 283 466-467 February 2, 2020 – February 2

Ontario PNP Process

The Ontario PNP program has made immigrating to Ontario much more accessible and convenient for foreign skilled and experienced candidates. The liberal policies, the relaxed eligibility criteria, the smooth screening process and the fast processing time, make Ontario the best destination for the immigrants and leave a long-lasting impression in the minds of immigrants.

To apply Ontario PNP, you need to follow the below process steps

  1. Check your Eligibility:
    Suppose you want to apply for Ontario PNP. In that case, the first and foremost requirements are to check whether are you meeting predefined criteria’s in terms of Profile, Age, points score, language proficiency requirements etc. if you are sure about now, start further steps.
    if you are not sure that do you qualify or not, please be wise to call our immigration expert for professional advice.

  2. Create an Express Entry Profile:
    The second step is, you need to create an Express Entry profile in the Express Entry Pool authorized by IRCC, reflecting that you’re interested in migrating to Ontario.

  3. Apply to be nominated by the Ontario government:
    In the third step, you must receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from the province of Ontario through your IRCC online account that you’ve created before. As soon as you receive the NOI from Ontario, you can easily apply for Ontario PNP. An NOI does not guarantee that your application will be approved. You need to prove your claims.

  4. Pay Ontario PNP fee & submit your Documents:
    After you’ve been issued an NOI from the province of Ontario through your online IRCC account, you have a 45-days duration to submit your documents. you are required to pay the Ontario PNP fees, i.e. $1,500 or $2,000 depending upon the selected stream or $3,500 if you have chosen the business stream

    Once you’ve submitted your application successfully without any folly, the Ontario office will assess your application against the Ontario PNP law is two-part.
    1. In the first screening, Ontario will check either your submitted application is complete or not; if your application is incomplete or incorrect, the Ontario office will return your file, and the Ontario PNP fee will not be refundable.
    2. If you passed the first phase, your application needs to go through a quality check & credential verification. If the Ontario PNP officer found any ground to believe that your claims are inaccurate, your application will be refused, and you will be banned to re-apply for the next five years.

      If you assessed positive, you would get Ontario nomination approved; now, you can claim an additional CRS 600 score.
  5. Apply to the CIC for permanent residence:
    You need to apply for permanent residence through the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Follow Some of the Tips to Ensure Your Application for Ontario PNP be Processed successfully as Fast as it Can Be

  • Always Fill Your Application Correctly
    You must fill the application form correctly so that there exists no discrepancy afterwards. Please don’t rely on the concerned authorities that they will correct your mistake. Once they find your application incomplete, they are going to send it back to you. So, it’s always advisable to fill the form correctly. Honestly, it pays out.

  • Have a Hold of all your Pertinent Documents
    Sending the proper set of documents to the concerned authorities should always be your main priority. If you’re stuck in any problem, there is no need to panic as you can send the letter along with the other documents. That why were you not able to provide the form.

  • Choose Your Ontario PNP Stream Wisely
    Before choosing any stream, it’s always advisable to ensure that you have enough CRS scores to apply in the Ontario PNP skilled workers category. On the other hand, if you’re applying under the sponsorship category, make sure that you’ve enough proof that the relationship you share is genuine.

Ontario PNP Processing times

The estimated processing times of the Ontario PNP depends upon the stream under which you’ve applied. So, the applications that need more information or clarification may take a longer time to get processed.

Ontario PNP Application processing times as of April 8, 2021

OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) Stream Estimated Processing Times
Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Workers Up to 2 Months
Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream Up to 3 Months
Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Up to 4 Months
Master’s Graduate Degree Up to 2 Months
PhD Degree Up to 2 Months
A Valid Job Offer from Employer : Foreign Worker Up to 4 Months
A Valid Job Offer from Employer : International Student Up to 4 Months
A Valid Job Offer from Employer : In-Demand Skills Up to 3 Months
Entrepreneur Stream
  1. Expression of Interest Assessment :
    Takes less than 30 days
  2. Applications :
    Depends upon the complexity of the application

Ontario PNP fees

The Ontario PNP fee varies from stream to stream under you are applying for Ontario PNP nomination. However, please find below Ontario PNP fee as per their stream.

S.No. Ontario PNP streams Ontario PNP fee Mode of payment
1 Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream $1,500 credit card
2 OINP Entrepreneur Stream $3,500 credit card
3 OINP Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream $2,000 credit card

The province of Ontario charges the fees to recover the cost of administering the OINP. The Ontario PNP fee is not refundable if your application is unsuccessful or if you decided to withdraw your application.

Ontario PNP High-Demand Occupation List

Ontario doesn’t have any specific Ontario occupation list for the skilled workers to nominate them for the Province. However, if you’re a Technology professional or IT engineers, you will always get Priority in the Ontario Occupation list for nomination.

If you are a skilled worker and your occupation ruminates in the NOC (National Occupation Classification) list at skill type O, A or B, you can apply under the OINP and accomplish your goal of getting the Canada PR.

Good News: The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program also invites candidates applying under the Express Entry Program with relevant experience in IT occupations, even if they have a low CRS score (i.e., below 400 Points). Great news! Isn’t it?

Check your occupation in demand in Ontario occupation list

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Ontario PNP Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find an answer to your question below, feel free to get in touch with one of our agents, they will be more than happy to share their wisdom.

The three designated tests are IELTS (International English Language Testing System), CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) or TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français). The type of test and minimum language standards. No other language tests will be accepted
The AINP does not reply to questions or requests for status updates. However process timing depend upon number of applications currently in the queue by category and industry. Standard processing timing up to 4-7 months to get AINP nomination.
Yes. Your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children can be included as accompanying dependents on your application for permanent residence that you send to IRCC once you are a provincial nominee. This is subject to approval by IRCC.

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