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Hiring an Employee through the Ontario Nominee Program

Jade Calver

Hiring an Employee through the Ontario Nominee Program

About Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Ontario recognizes that employers play a critical role in our economic success. For many employers, newcomers to Ontario are a valuable source of skilled labour. If you are an Ontario employer having difficulty finding the workers you need, Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program may be the program for you.

What is it?

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is an economic immigration program designed to help Ontario meet its labour market and economic development priorities. The program allows Ontario to nominate, for permanent residence, individuals who have the skills and experience to contribute to Ontario’s economy, and assists employers in recruiting and retaining foreign workers.

The OINP is operated by the province of Ontario in partnership with the federal government through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The OINP assesses applications and nominates candidates for permanent residence. Individuals nominated by the OINP can then apply for permanent residence through IRCC, IRCC makes the final decision on each application and issues permanent resident visas to successful applicants. 

How do employers participate?

This program allows employers to:

Apply for the approval of permanent, full-time positions to be filled by foreign nationalsRecruit foreign nationals to fill those positions.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is designed in part to assist employers who are having difficulty recruiting qualified, skilled workers in Ontario.

Approved employers can recruit foreign workers through the General Category and the International with a Job Offer.

Individuals applying through the International Masters Graduates and the International PhD Graduates streams can apply directly to OI.


For more information on hiring and employee through the program, contact us today at 514-442-9404 or at jade@calverandassociates.com.