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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Located in East Central Canada, Ontario is 2nd largest and one of the most beautiful Canadian provinces. It is home to cities like Ottawa – the capital city of the country and of course Toronto- the most populous and popular city, which also happens to be the capital city of the province. Like other Canadian provinces, Ontario also has its separate immigration program, i.e. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

The OINP is responsible for inviting the suitable immigrants under various categories, assessing their profile and subsequently, allocating the provincial nomination to the selected ones.

What are the key streams of OINP?

The Ontario PNP has three major categories, under which there are several subcategories. Take a look at the table below:





Masters Graduate




Foreign Worker Stream

PhD Graduate




International Student Stream Ontario Express Entry  
In-Demand Skills Stream

Human Capital Priorities



French-Speaking Skilled Worker



Skilled Trades




Let’s first discuss the most popular one, i.e.

Human Capital stream

This popular stream can be further divided in two subcategories, i.e.

  • Graduate stream, i.e.
    • Master Graduate Stream and
    • PhD Graduate Stream
    • Express Entry Stream
      • Human Capital Priorities Stream: This particular stream has been designed for skilled professionals and workers who wish to live and work in Ontario on a permanent basis. The Express Entry-HCP stream allows the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to issue notification to those candidates in express entry system, who has the required work experience, skills, education, language proficiency, etc. to work and settle successfully in Ontario province.

Eligibility requirement to apply in OINP HCP 2022- Express Entry Stream?

Find below the key requirement to apply OINP- Express Entry HCP stream:

  • You must create a profile in federal express entry system.
  • You require selecting an option of ‘Interested in moving to Ontario’ or ‘All Provinces and territories’ while creating an express entry profile
  • You must have received the notification of interest from OINP in your express entry account
  • You must meet the basic criteria of Ontario’s Express Entry- HCP subcategory.


Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream:

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream of OINP is meant for French-speaking skilled workers, who also have strong English language skills and wish to live and work in Ontario permanently.

Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream:

The Skilled Trades Stream of OINP is meant for the skilled workers who have the work experience in an eligible skilled trade, and are willing to live and work in Ontario province permanently.

Coordinate with an immigration expert to apply in an OINP

If you want to apply in the most relevant stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) this year to obtain permanent residency in Canada, you may contact an experienced Canada migration agent to get inclusive process assistance.

You may also visit the Canada PR Avenue website on a regular basis to confirm latest process requirements, news, updates, rule changes, and announcements with regards to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) of Ontario province in Canada.

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