Canada Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Application Fee:


Start from: $1,325

Processing Time:


6 Months

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The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) collaborates with the Government of Canada to invite immigrants, refugees, and foreigners to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

You may apply to the OINP for a nomination if you are an international student, a foreign worker, or if you have the qualifications, education, and experience to work in Canada.

After you submit your documents and complete the application, the ONIP will identify and nominate people who possess the skills and expertise that the Ontario economy requires. Your application will be reviewed by the Canadian government, and you will be nominated for permanent residency.

Otherwise, your application will be denied if you do not meet all of the required criteria for this stream. The Government of Canada takes the final decision on whether or not to approve or deny your permanent residency application.

Who is it for?

Foreign workers, international students and others with the right skills, experience and education who which to settle in Ontario.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

How to Qualify

There are three ways you may qualify for a nomination:

  • Employer job offer category: for employees who have already been offered a permanent job by an employer in Ontario.
  • Human capital category: for jobs with valuable work experience, qualifications, language skills, and a profile in Canada’s Express Entry system; or for graduate students who have already received a permanent job offer from an Ontario employer.
  • Business category: for entrepreneurs looking to start a new business in Ontario or purchase an existing one.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The Process

To be eligible for one of Ontario’s Express Entry streams, you must have received a notice of interest from the province and have an up-to-date profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system with your most recent job experience, language tests, and education.

Once you have been selected by Ontario. You will have to apply to IRCC for Express Entry. 

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The Documents Needed

Once you’ve chosen your stream, you must apply online, through the OINP e-Filing Portal. It takes between two to three hours to complete the application.

If your application is successful and you are nominated by the Ontario government, the next step is to apply for permanent residence through IRCC.

All the required documents are mentioned in the application.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Government Fee


Your application

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

Your application (without right of permanent residence fee)825

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee)825
Include a dependent child225(per child)

If you or your family need to give biometrics, pay your biometrics fees at the same time you pay your other fees. Pay all fees using the same payment method.

Biometrics – per person85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people)

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Additional Information

Application processing times vary, read application processing times and nominations issued for more information.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program