The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) supports Ontario’s economy by attracting highly skilled workers to fill gaps in the province’s labour market, and ensure the province has the skills it needs in today’s knowledge-based, innovation economy.
OINP streams have become more closely aligned with Ontario’s Immigration Strategy, and the province’s labour market and economic development priorities. The changes have been successful and interest in the OINP continues to grow.
Increased Federal Nomination Allocation
- The province fulfilled last year’s allocation of 5,500 nominees. In past years, about 98 per cent of Ontario’s nominees have been approved by the federal government.
- The federal government recognized the success of the OINP and its importance to Ontario’s economy, and increased the province’s 2017 allocation by 500 nominees to a total of 6,000.
- In 2014, Ontario’s nomination allocation was only 2,500.
Workers and Employers Benefitting
Between 2007 and 2015:
- 98 per cent of nominees selected with a job offer remained in Ontario and were employed.
- 91 per cent of employers say they are satisfied with their nominee.
- 86 per cent of businesses saw tangible benefits from their nominees, including increased revenues, new contracts and new customers.
Modernizing Streams and Improving Client Service
- Next week, Ontario will reopen three streams that represent the bulk of its annual nominations – the International Masters Graduate Stream, the International PhD Graduate Stream and the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
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