Date:July 07, 2021


Register for Express Entry

  • You must register for CIC’s Express Entry system.
  • You must qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
  • You must indicate your interest in immigrating to either Ontario or “All Provinces and Territories.”
  • You must have a minimum score of 400 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in CIC’s Express Entry system
  • You will receive an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code (also known as Candidate Identifier Code).  You will need these to complete your Nominee Application Form.


OINP identifies candidates in Express Entry pool

  • OINP will identify potential candidates themselves
  • Meet the criteria of Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream (see Section 2 for more information).
  • OINP will send you a PT Notification of Interest from Ontario through your MyCIC account.
  • This notification will invite you to apply to OINP for nomination under the Human Capital Priorities Stream.


Apply to OINP under the Human Capital Priorities Stream

  • Apply within 45 days to OINP under the Human Capital Priorities Stream.
  • Fill out the Nominee Application Form and ensure that you have all the required supporting documents
  • Indicate which federal immigration program they wish to be assessed against: FSWP or CEC.
  • OINP will assess your nomination according to the Human Capital Priorities Stream eligibility criteria.
  • Your application will also be assessed to ensure you meet the FSWP or CEC criteria.


Accept nomination from Ontario and apply for permanent residency

  • application will be approved by Ontario
  • you will receive a letter from OINP through your MyCIC account notifying you of your nomination.
  • You will have 30 days to accept the nomination from Ontario in the Express Entry system.
  • Nomination from Ontario will give you an additional 600 CRS points and you will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency from CIC.
  • Once you receive an invitation to apply from CIC, you have 60 days to apply to CIC for permanent residency.
  • During the assessment of applications for permanent residency, health, security, criminality checks and will verify all information provided
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