The government of Canada originally allocated 7,600 provincial nomination for the (OINP) out of the 61,000 that were expected to be welcomed through the  (PNP) in 2020. This year, Ontario has issued 8,050 nominations to eligible candidates.

All new immigration applications and the ones in the process will be considered under next year’s nomination allocation. Ontario’s allocation for the year 2021 is not yet available, but it is certain that the PNP is going to bring in more than 80,800 new immigrants over the next three years, according to the new immigration plans.

Ontario’s Employer Job Offer category currently works on a first-come-first-served basis. Since this is not working for the province or candidates, Ontario will launch an Expression of Interest (EOI) system in the beginning of 2021. Other provinces, like Saskatchewan, already have EOI systems in place to manage application intake.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the province’s economic immigration program. It works in partnership with the Government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Foreign workers, international students and others with the right skills, experience and education apply to the OINP for a nomination.

The OINP recognizes and nominates people for permanent residence who have the skills and experience the Ontario economy needs, and the Government of Canada makes the final decision to approve applications for permanent residence.

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