Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is an economic immigration program designed to help Ontario meet its labour market and economic development priorities. The program allows Ontario to nominate, for permanent residence, individuals who have the skills and experience to contribute to Ontario’s economy, and assists employers in recruiting and retaining foreign workers. The OINP is operated by the province of Ontario in partnership with the federal government through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The OINP assesses applications and nominates candidates for permanent residence. Individuals nominated by the OINP can then apply for permanent residence through IRCC. IRCC makes the final decision on each application and issues permanent resident visas to successful applicants. There are 9 different stream you may qualify for… For more information on each of the streams you can visit the following website: For other ways to immigrate to Ontario, visit the Government of Canada’s website.