Ontario Immigrant Nominee ProgramThe Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is in strong demand. The province’s nomination allocation from the federal government was 6,600 in 2018.

The OINP met its full 2018 nomination allocation in early November. In December, the federal government granted Ontario an additional 250 nominations, which were allocated before year end. This brought the total number of nominations in 2018 to 6,850 principal applicants. Those applications included 6,721 spouses and dependents for a total of 13,571 new immigrants to Ontario.

Nominations were issued under the following streams:

2018 OINP Nominations by Stream   footnote 1
Stream Number of Nominations
Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream 1,254
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream 35
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream 934
PhD Graduate Stream 175
Masters Graduate Stream 1,215
Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream 648
Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream 2,190
Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream 387
Business Streams footnote 2 12
Grand Total 6,850

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