Over 2021, 9,000 applications were approved under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
February 14, 2022
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Ontario is the second largest province, the capital of which is Toronto, Canada's largest city. The capital of Canada, Ottawa, is also located in Ontario. The province borders the United States, the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec, as well as Hudson Bay and James Bay. The government supports the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), through which eligible foreign nationals can obtain a certificate that forms the basis of a permanent residence permit.
As of January 19, 2022, the provincial government has announced that applications to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will reach the limit for 2021. A total of 9,000 applications for all 10 streams were approved under the program for 2021, including 400 for reassignment and 250 for C-level qualification holders. Meanwhile, in May 2020, the government planned to accept only 8,600 applications. This is not the first time the province has exceeded the limit: 8,054 applicants were approved in 2020 instead of the expected 7,350.
Students, workers, and other eligible foreigners can apply for OINP. Applicants who can positively impact Ontario's economy are nominated by the government for permanent residence.
Previous and new applications will be processed in 2022. Status can be checked on the portal through which the application was made. As of January 20, 2022, a total of 779 individuals have already been approved under OINP. Applicants are accepted in ten streams:
- French-Speaking Skilled Worker;
- Skilled Trades;
- Human Capital Priorities;
- Ph. D. Graduate;
- Masters Graduate;
- Foreign Worker;
- In-Demand Skills;
- International Student;
- Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot.
Applicants are selected through Express Entry by the first three streams on the list; the last four require an invitation from the employer.
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