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2019 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Results

Demand for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) remains strong. The province’s nomination allocation from the federal government was 6,650 in 2019. The OINP met its full 2019 nomination allocation in November. In December, the federal government granted Ontario an additional 700 nominations, which were allocated before year-end.

In 2019, the OINP also nominated 41 applicants through the NOC C Pilot – a Federal-Provincial partnership to increase permanent resident pathways for in-demand lower-skilled workers with job offers. This brought the total number of nominations in 2019 to 7,391 principal applicants. Those applications included 6,340 spouses and dependents for a total of 13,731 new immigrants to Ontario.

Nominations were issued under the following streams:

  • Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream (1,347)

  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream (19)

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream (1,195)

  • PhD Graduate Stream (234)

  • Masters Graduate Stream (805)

  • Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream (639)

  • Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (2,710)

  • Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (401)

  • Entrepreneur Stream (0)

  • NOC C Pilot (41)

Grand total: 7,391

As a result of the Ontario Tech Draws initiative launched in 2019, the OINP received a high number of nominations in technology-related occupations. Approximately 33% of all nominations were to individuals citing work experience or a job offer in a high-tech occupation, including software engineers and designers, computer programmers, interactive media developers, IT systems analysts and technology consultants.

Top Tech Occupations

  • Software engineers and designers (935)

  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (598)

  • Computer and information systems managers (260)

  • Database analysts and data administrators (184)

  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (121)

  • Web designers and developers (113)

  • All other tech occupations (211)

What were the top countries of birth for OINP applicants?

  • India (3,587)

  • China (1,351)

  • Korea (South Korea) (258)

  • Brazil (187)

  • Nigeria (149)

  • Pakistan (119)

  • Morocco (118)

  • Iran (101)

  • Philippines (81)

  • Ukraine (72)

OINP 2020

On March 3rd, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) opened to accept applications through the OINP Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker streams. Intakes have since been met and both streams are now closed.

The OINP aims to be responsive to Ontario employers and to Ontario’s broader labour market needs in 2020. This includes continuous improvements to program delivery, customer service, as well as incorporating stakeholder feedback to help address labour shortages in high-demand sectors. The province of Ontario is currently awaiting its nomination allocation for 2020 from the federal government.

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We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.

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