The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is an economic immigration program designed to help Ontario meet its labor market and economic development priorities. The program allows Ontario to nominate, for permanent residence, individuals who have the skills and experience to contribute to Ontario’s economy, and assists employers in recruiting and retaining foreign workers.

Masters Graduate Stream

Who Can Apply

Education: Completed the requirements necessary to obtain a Master’s degree that is at least one academic year in length if pursued on a full-time basis, and from an eligible Ontario institution.

Language: A minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)

  • Level 7 (or above) in English, or
  • Level 7 (or above) in French

Residency in Ontario: Demonstrate you have resided in Ontario for at least one year in the last two years before the application submission date.

Settlement Funds: A minimum level of savings or income to support you and your family members.

Intent: Intention to reside in Ontario.

Residency at Time of Application: Must be residing in Ontario with legal status (i.e., study permit, work permit, visitor record) OR residing outside of Canada. If you currently live in Canada, but outside of Ontario, you do not qualify.

Eligibility Period: Must apply within two years of completing the requirements necessary to obtain your Master’s degree. For OINP purposes, this will be the date on your degree, or if your degree has not yet been granted, the date on your official letter from your academic institution stating when your degree will be granted.

Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream

Who Can Apply

Have a valid profile in the Express Entry pool;

Qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC);

Indicate an interest in immigrating to either Ontario or “All Provinces and Territories” when you create a profile in Express Entry; AND

Have received a Notification of Interest from Ontario through your IRCC online account.