Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Ontario International Students stream will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence.
|Express Entry Profile||No|
|Connection to Province||No|
|Language Proficiency||No minimum|
|Level of Education||Post-secondary
|Work Experience||No minimum|
In order to qualify for the Ontario International Students stream, a foreign national must have a valid job offer from an Ontario employer. The job offer must be for a full-time position, paid at or above the low wage level for that occupation in Ontario. The position must be at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B.
Level of Education
Any person applying to this stream must have completed a Canadian educational credential within the previous two years and which meets one of the two following conditions:
Please note that certain educational institutions are not eligible for this stream of immigration. Candidates should check with the OINP prior to applying to ensure that their educational credential is accepted.
If the position being offered to the applicant requires a licence to practice in Ontario, then the applicant must hold the valid licence, certificate, or authorization to practice the profession. The licence must have been issued by an eligible regulatory body in Ontario.
Intention to Reside
All applicants to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) must prove their intention to reside in the province. This can be shown through connections to the province (relatives, past education, etc.), investment in the province (purchase of property), or efforts to participate in Ontario society (volunteering, work experience, etc.).
In order for an applicant to apply to the Ontario International Students stream, they must have a valid job offer from an eligible Ontario employer.
Job Offer Requirements
The employer must offer a full-time, indeterminate position with a wage that meets industry standards.
The business must be established and in good standing in Ontario with a history of good workplace and business practices. The business must also meet minimum gross annual revenue and employee requirements:
The employer must demonstrate that reasonable efforts were made to recruit a Canadian to fill the position prior to offering the position to a foreign national unless the foreign national already has authorization to work in Ontario.
Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA): If an LMIA is necessary for the work permit of the foreign national then a copy of the positive LMIA must be included with the application.
Eligible applicants can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through OINP’s e-Filing Portal for the chance to be invited to apply for nomination. Profiles are ranked on an OINP points-based system. The highest-ranking candidates will be issued an invitation to apply in one of the OINP draws.
Once an invitation is received, the applicant has 14 calendar days to apply for nomination.
If the province approves the application, Ontario will notify the applicant they have been selected for provincial nomination. This notification will be sent to the applicant’s ONe-Key account within the e-Filing Portal.
After receiving a provincial nomination, an applicant must submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants in this program must complete and submit a paper-based application for permanent residence and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.
|Job offer||NOC skill level||10|
|Canadian Work Experience||Length||4|
|NOC skill level||3|
|Education||Highest level of education||10|
|Field of study||10|
|Canadian education experience||10|
|Language||Official language ability (CLB level)||10|
|Knowledge of official languages (English, French, or both)||10|
|Regional Immigration||Location of job offer||10|
|Location of study||10|
|Strategic Prorities||Ontario may award additional points to address labour market needs as required||10|
|Total Available Points||120|
Below is the information regarding recent Ontario Employer Job Offer draws under the International Student categories.
|Date of draw||Number of invitations issued||Date profiles created||Minimum score||Description|
|11 January 2022||762||April 28, 2021 – January 11, 2022||59||General Draw|
|7 December 2021||583||April 28, 2021 – December 7, 2021||62||General Draw
|7 December 2021||37||April 28, 2021 – December 7, 2021||N/A||Regional Immigration Pilot candidates targeted|
|21 September 2021||523||April 28, 2021-September 21, 2021||61||General Draw
|21 September 2021||30||April 28, 2021-September 21, 2021||N/A||Regional Immigration Pilot candidates targeted|
|6 August 2021||1||April 28, 2021 – August 6, 2021||N/A||Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates targeted|
|13 July 2021||19||April 28, 2021 – July 13, 2021||N/A||Regional Immigration Pilot candidates targeted|
|13 July 2021||431||April 28, 2021 – July 13, 2021||62||General draw
|16 June 2021||371||April 28, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021||66||General draw
|26 May 2021||147||April 28, 2021 – May 26, 2021||73||General draw
|26 May 2021||11||April 28, 2021 – May 26, 2021||N/A||Regional Immigration Pilot candidates targeted|
|18 May 2021||138||April 28, 2021 – May 18, 2021||77||General draw
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