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May 14th, 2018

Entrepreneur Stream – Invitations to Apply Issued

Please be advised that the OINP has issued 10 Invitations to Apply under the Entrepreneur Stream. The minimum score was 127.


May 2, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing Portal will be undergoing scheduled system maintenance between Thursday May 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm (EST) and ending on Monday May 7, 2018 at 11:00 am (EST). You will be unable to submit an online application during this time.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the program directly at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

Please monitor this OINP Updates page for news, announcements and program developments.

April 16, 2018

Entrepreneur Stream – Invitations to Apply Issued

Please be advised that the OINP has issued 13 Invitations to Apply under the Entrepreneur Stream. The minimum score was 132.  

In addition to issuing ITAs, registrants with an expression of interest (EOI) that was one (1) year or older have been removed from the EOI selection pool. As per our guidelines, registrants with EOIs that have been removed are welcome to resubmit an EOI to the selection pool. For additional information, please see page 27 of the OINP Entrepreneur Stream Guide.

April 13, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be undergoing scheduled system maintenance on Sunday, April 15, 2018. You will be unable to submit an online application during this time.

April 5, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Re: OINP has paused intake to the Masters Graduate Stream

Please note that the Masters Graduate Stream has reached its application intake limit. No additional registrations for this stream can be accepted at this time.

To ensure processing efficiency and quality customer service, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is monitoring the intake of applications to the Masters Graduate Stream throughout the year. This stream will be paused and reopened periodically until the province’s 2018 nomination allocation is fulfilled.

Please check this page periodically for an update on when this stream will reopen.

If you have successfully registered for the Masters Graduate Stream and received a confirmation number from the OINP e-Filing Portal, you may continue with your application. You have 14 calendar days to complete and submit your application after registering.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on the OINP.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

April 5, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Re: OINP now accepting applications to the Masters Graduate Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Masters Graduate Stream.

Please note that the OINP is monitoring the intake of applications with respect to the limits of Ontario’s 2018 nomination allocation. Applicants will be informed when the application intake limits have been met.

You must access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the OINP website using the following link:

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on the OINP.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

April 4, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This is to inform you about an important OINP update to be announced on www.ontarioimmigration.ca in the week of April 2, 2018.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

March 28, 2018

Express Entry – Targeted Notifications of Interest under Human Capital Priorities Stream

Please be advised that the OINP has issued Notifications of Interest (NOI) under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream to targeted candidates in the Express Entry pool who:
1) meet the HCP stream criteria and have a job offer in Ontario; or
2) meet the HCP stream criteria have French language skills at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above in all language abilities.  

This targeted search was done to help Ontario meet its labour market and economic development priorities, as well as to be more responsive to employer needs. In addition, French-speaking candidates were targeted to assist the province in meeting the Ontario Immigration Strategy’s goal of five per cent Francophone immigration.

The results of yesterday’s round are as follows:

Search # 1

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the HCP stream criteria and have a job offer in Ontario:

Number of invitations issued: 480
Date and time of portal search: March 26, 2018 at 2PM EST
CRS score range: 351-446
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018

Search #2:

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the HCP stream criteria and who have French language skills at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or above in all language abilities.

Number of invitations issued: 299
Date and time of portal search: March 26, 2018 at 4PM EST
CRS score range: 351-446
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018

The OINP is managing the volume of applications to the HCP stream at this time.  The OINP will be issuing NOIs on a regular basis.

March 22, 2018

Accepting Applications to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program – Completeness Check

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has introduced changes to the processing of applications at intake.  

The OINP is administered in accordance with the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (Act) and its regulations. Please note that section 5 of Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) made under the Act requires that all applications be reviewed for completeness.   

You must submit a complete application that complies with program criteria at the time you submit a paid application.

A completeness check is then undertaken to ensure that you have submitted all required documentation and information in order to demonstrate that you can meet OINP eligibility requirements.

If your application is complete, the program will issue a letter acknowledging its completeness and indicating that it has been forwarded for formal assessment in order to confirm that you meet all OINP eligibility requirements.

If your application is incomplete, the program will issue a letter providing 14 calendar days to submit documentation or provide information that may have been overlooked or forgotten at the time of application submission.

The provision of additional time cannot be used to satisfy a requirement that should have been met before you applied. Example 1:  You cannot use the additional time to take a language test.  Example 2:  You can use the additional time to submit a language test that was valid at the date of your application submission.

If you do not provide all of the requested information or documentation within 14 calendar days, the program will notify you that your application is incomplete and explain why. Your application fee will also be refunded.

The program will not grant extensions beyond the 14 days.

Please be advised that once your application has been accepted as complete, the program may still contact you should we require additional information to support the formal assessment of your application.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

March 16, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be undergoing scheduled system maintenance on Sunday March 18, 2018. You will be unable to submit an online application during this time.

March 14, 2018

Entrepreneur Stream – Invitations to Apply Issued

Please be advised that the OINP has issued 10 Invitations to Apply under the Entrepreneur Stream. The minimum score was 135.  

In addition to issuing ITAs, registrants with an expression of interest (EOI) that was one (1) year or older have been removed from the EOI selection pool. As per our guidelines, registrants with EOIs that have been removed are welcome to resubmit an EOI to the selection pool. For additional information, please see page 27 of the OINP Entrepreneur Stream Guide.

March 2, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be undergoing scheduled system maintenance between Saturday, March 3, 2018 and ending on Sunday March 4, 2018. You will be unable to submit an online application during this time.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the program directly at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

Please monitor this OINP Updates page for news, announcements and program developments.

 

February 27, 2018

Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Notification of Interest

Please be advised that the OINP has commenced issuing NOIs under the HCP stream.  

The results of yesterday’s round are as follows:

Number of invitations issued: 511
Date and time of portal search: February 26, 2018 at 2:00PM EST
CRS score range: 441-433
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to February 22, 2018

The OINP is managing the volume of applications to the HCP stream at this time.  The OINP will be issuing NOIs on a regular basis to applicants, who at minimum, have a CRS of 400 and meet all eligibility criteria.

February 13, 2018

Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Notification of Interest

Please be advised that the OINP has commenced issuing NOIs under the HCP stream.  

The results of yesterday’s round are as follows:

Number of invitations issued: 488
Date and time of portal search: February 12, 2018 at 2:30PM EST
CRS score range: 441-435
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to February 8, 2018 at 4PM EST

The OINP is managing the volume of applications to the HCP stream at this time.  The OINP will be issuing NOIs on a regular basis to applicants, who at minimum, have a CRS of 400 and meet all eligibility criteria.

 

Feb 8, 2018

Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Notification of Interest

Please be advised that the OINP has commenced issuing NOIs under the HCP stream.  

The results of yesterday’s round are as follows:

Number of invitations issued: 89
Date and time of portal search: January 25, 2018 at 2:15PM EST
CRS score range: 444 to 433
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to January 25, 2018

The OINP is managing the volume of applications to the HCP stream at this time.  The OINP will be issuing NOIs on a regular basis to applicants, who at minimum, have a CRS of 400 and meet all eligibility criteria.

 

February 6, 2018

Entrepreneur Stream – Invitations to Apply Issued

Please be advised that the OINP has issued 13 Invitations to Apply under the Entrepreneur Stream.  The minimum score was 137.  

 

January 29, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Re: OINP has paused intake to the Masters Graduate Stream

Please note that the Masters Graduate Stream has reached its application intake limit. No additional registrations for this stream can be accepted at this time.

To ensure processing efficiency and quality customer service, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is monitoring the intake of applications to the Masters Graduate Stream throughout the year. This stream will be paused and reopened periodically until the province’s 2018 nomination allocation is fulfilled.

Please check this page periodically for an update on when this stream will reopen.

If you have successfully registered for the Masters Graduate Stream and received a confirmation number from the OINP e-Filing Portal, you may continue with your application. You have 14 calendar days to complete and submit your application after registering.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on the OINP.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

January 29, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Re: OINP now accepting applications to the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate Streams

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate Streams.

Please note that the OINP is monitoring the intake of applications with respect to the limits of Ontario’s 2018 nomination allocation. Applicants will be informed when the application intake limits for each stream have been met.

You must access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the OINP website using the following links:

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on the OINP.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

January 26, 2018

Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Notification of Interest

Please be advised that the OINP has commenced issuing NOIs under the HCP stream.  

The results of today’s round are as follows:

Number of invitations issued: 380
Date and time of portal search: January 25, 2018 at 2:15PM EST
CRS score range: 444 to 433
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to January 25, 2018

The OINP is managing the volume of applications to the HCP stream at this time.  The OINP will be issuing NOIs on a regular basis to applicants, who at minimum, have a CRS of 400 and meet all eligibility criteria.

January 26, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This is to inform you about an important OINP update to be announced on www.ontarioimmigration.ca early in the week of January 29, 2018.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

January 23, 2018

Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Notification of Interest

Please be advised that the OINP has commenced issuing NOIs under the HCP stream. Following the issuance of NOIs, the OINP will post on its website a program update informing stakeholders of the methodology used to issue NOIs.

The results of yesterday’s round are as follows:

Number of invitations issued: 340
Date and time of portal search: January 19, 2018 at 3:00 EST
CRS score range: 440 to 446
Date Express Entry profile submitted: January 1, 2018 to January 19, 2018

The OINP is managing the volume of applications to the HCP stream at this time. The OINP will be issuing NOIs on a regular basis to applicants, who at minimum, have a CRS of 400 and meet all eligibility criteria.

January 18, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Re: 2018 Nomination Allocation Announced, Online Application System to Reopen, Program will Resume Issuing Notifications of Interest

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is pleased to announce that the federal government, recognizing the success of the OINP and its importance to Ontario’s economy, has increased the province’s 2018 allocation by 600 nominations to a total of 6,600.

The OINP is now accepting applications to the following streams:

You must access the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing Portal directly from the OINP website. The link to the e-Filing Portal is located on each stream webpage.

The OINP is monitoring the intake of applications with respect to the limits of Ontario’s federal nomination allocation in 2018. Applicants will be informed when the OINP is no longer accepting applications via the OINP Updates webpage.

Please refer to the recently updated Application Guides before applying as some criteria and processes have changed as a result of the Proclamation of the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 on January 1, 2018. Carefully review the application guide to ensure you meet all stream criteria.

In addition, the OINP will resume issuing Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to applicants who qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream.

Please monitor the Program Updates page for news about when the OINP will begin accepting applications for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate Streams.

January 17, 2018

Re: Updated Program Materials

Updated program materials, including Application Guides for all streams, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, have been posted. Please consult these materials as some criteria and processes have changed as a result of proclamation of the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 on January 1, 2018.

It is important to carefully review the application guide to ensure you meet all stream criteria before submitting an application.

Please monitor the OINP updates page for news, announcements, and program information. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

January 15, 2018

Re: Scheduled System Maintenance

Please note that the scheduled system maintenance announced on December 21, 2017 for the OINP e-Filing Portal will continue to be in effect past the estimated completion date of January 15, 2018.  

Please monitor the OINP updates page for news, announcements, and program information. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

January 2, 2018

Re: Proclamation of the Ontario Immigration Act

The Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 and its regulations were proclaimed into force on January 1, 2018.

This is an important step for the OINP, which has grown substantially since its launch in 2007. The Ontario Immigration Act’s enhanced regulations strengthen the transparency, accountability, and consistency of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

The Act and its regulations are part of the Government of Ontario’s plan to invest in people and support the sectors that boost the economy and create jobs for all Ontarians. They give Ontario important tools to attract and select global talent to promote business growth.

You can find the Act and its regulations on the e-Laws webpage.

Further information about the Act and its regulations will soon be added to the Frequently Asked Questions document, accessible here. These questions will summarize what is new under the Act and its regulations, and what you need to know as an applicant, an employer, or a representative

Please monitor the OINP updates page for news, announcements, and program information. Stay in touch by visiting our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

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