As Canada’s most populous province, nearly 40 per cent of Canadians call Ontario home. Ontario is also home to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and its largest city, Toronto. In many ways, Ontario is the center of Canada’s economic, social, and political life, making it Canada’s most popular landing destination for immigrants from around the world.
Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Program is called Opportunities Ontario. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive an OINP Certificate, which will allow foreign national to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.
Opportunities Ontario accepts applications under three immigration categories:
Each these categories may have one or more sub-categories. Below we provide you with additional information about each of these categories to help you determine if the Opportunities Ontario Program is right for you.
Through this category, Ontario employers are able to recruit employees from abroad for approved skilled positions (classified by the Government of Canada as “NOC 0, A or B level”). These employees may be living abroad or in Canada at the time of application.
This category allows companies that are making an investment in Ontario to recruit or retain important employees by allowing those employees to immigrate to Canada, thus ensuring the success of the company’s investment. Applicant employees should be integral to the functioning of the company.