Ontario to introduce online immigration application systems and Improve processing times

The government of Ontario has announced a new online system for Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP). Ontario is a very popular immigration destination being the most populated province.

The provincial government officially stated on 12 January 2017 stated the following on the website:

“The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (ONIP) has fulfilled its 2016 federal nomination allocation. The OINP will continue to process applications. Additional nominations will go towards Ontario’s 2017 allocation. The OINP will continue to introduce online application systems in 2017 to make it easier for clients to apply and improve processing times. “

Canada Immigration department IRCC has introduced online application system and set a new trend at the Federal and Provincial levels. OINP includes two streams one is Human Capital Priorities Stream (currently closed for new applications) Express Entry and French Speaking Skilled Worker stream (currently open for new applications).

ONIP Stream Status Additional Notes

 

Human Capital Priorities Temporary pause Aligned with Express Entry System
French Speaking Skilled Worker Open Aligned with Express Entry System
International Student Masters Graduate Stream Temporary Pause Job Offer not Required

 

International Student PhD graduate stream Temporary Pause Job Offer not Required

 

International Students with a Job Offer Open to eligible candidates Job level must meet prevailing wage level in Ontario

 

Foreign worker Open to eligible candidates Job level must meet prevailing wage level in Ontario

 

Corporate Open Successful applicants obtain Temporary Work Permits
Entrepreneur Open Successful applicants obtain Temporary Work Permits