Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Investors

Closure of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s Investor Component

The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is redesigning its OINP business streams to better address the changing needs of Ontario’s economy.

Effective immediately, new applications under the OINP Investor Component will no longer be accepted.
Applications for the redesigned business streams will be available in fall 2015.

All Investor Component applications received on or before October 29, 2015 will not be affected and will be processed under the current Investor Component criteria as it applied at the date of application.

This closure to new applications only applies to the OINP Investor Component.

Click here to read the full announcement on the closure of the Investor Component.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program allows Ontario to select economic immigrants whose skills match those needed by businesses in the province. The investment component of the program helps companies making an investment in Ontario to recruit or relocate key employees to ensure the long-term success of the investment. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has a target of 5,200 nominations in 2015, this includes nominations for both Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Ontario Express Entry.

Employees of Companies making an Investment in Ontario

Endorsed and approved investments will receive nominee application packages for key positions for individuals recruited or relocated by companies making the investment in Ontario. These prospective nominees will need to meet the same eligibility criteria for foreign workers in the General Category; for example, nominee applicants will need to demonstrate at least two years of work experience in the intended occupation or proper registration in Ontario if they intend to work in a regulated occupation. Prospective nominees can find more information on eligibility criteria, and how to apply, by visiting the Foreign Workers section of our website.

For investment nominee applications there is a non-refundable fee of $3,500. The fee can be paid by the prospective nominee or by the company making the investment.

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About using a representative

Applicants are not required to hire a representative. All applications are treated equally, regardless of whether or not they were prepared with the assistance of an authorized representative. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program reserves the right to contact the employer or prospective nominee directly regarding the application, if the program considers this necessary.

If you do choose to use a representative, you must use an authorized representative. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program follows Canadian government regulations requiring all paid immigration representatives to meet the definition of “authorized representative”. This means that Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will only conduct business with paid immigration representatives who are the following:

  • Immigration consultants who are members in good standing, with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). (For program rules during the transition period, please visit the Program Updates page)
  • Lawyers who are licensees in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society and students-at-law under their supervision, and
  • Quebec notaries.