Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) of Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration has not reached their annual application quota as of October 12, and have reopened registration for the PhD student streams. (Note: Since the October 12 notification the Masters Graduate Stream reached its registration intake limit and no additional registrations for this stream are being accepted. The International PhD Graduate stream targets individuals who have graduated from a PhD (Doctoral) level program at an Ontario university, and who want to live and work in Ontario.
OINP gives qualified foreign nationals with specific education, skills and experience targeted by the province who are interested in Ontario immigration the opportunity to apply for Canadian permanent residence through an expedited process. There are two ways to get nominated for ONIP:
Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah says that OINP student immigrants are highly desirable future residents of Ontario:
OINP Masters and PhD student applicants to become residents of Ontario have established themselves in the province through their studies, and often also through employment. International graduate students are ideal immigrant candidates to settle and integrate successfully into Ontario’s labour market and society. These highly educated and motivated immigrants to Ontario want to move to Ontario to work or build their business and help build a stronger Canada.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has six application categories:
The International Students Category of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is designed for international students in study aboard programs. The category is broken down into three primary sub-categories. These include the International Student with a Job Offer Stream, International PhD Graduate Stream, and Pilot International Masters Graduate Stream. The International PhD Graduate Stream and Pilot International Masters Graduate Stream do not require a job offer to qualify.
International Student with a Job Offer Stream
Under the OINP 2017, there are several requirements for international students with an approved job offer from a Canadian employer.
Under the OINP, key staff of corporations and entrepreneurs can seek for nomination through the Province for Permanent Residence when they implement a new business idea or expand their operations in Ontario.
For more information on OINP Corporate Stream: eligibility and requirements see: OINP Corporate Stream is now accepting applications - How can I apply?
Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and International immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.