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How To Apply

This section covers the immigration process. It also points you to the forms you will need to fill out.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (formerly Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program) launched in 2009.

Ontario employers can nominate key individuals with critical skills and expertise for work permits and permanent residence in Canada through Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. This is helpful for employers who are having difficulty finding the skilled workers they need.

Please note that Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is employer-driven. This means that you can only apply if your employer is pre-screened, the position is approved, and your employer provides you with a nominee application package from Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

Immigrating to Canada

If you want to immigrate to Ontario as a permanent resident under the federal immigration program, you must first apply with the Government of Canada. The same is true if you want to work or study here temporarily. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is responsible for these programs.

Permanent Immigration

Immigrating to Ontario, Canada 

info Ontario

The name “Ontario” comes from a native word, possibly “Onitariio” or “Kanadario,” loosely translated as “beautiful” or “sparkling” water or lake. Learn more about Ontario’s people and history.

Skilled Workers

Applying as a business immigrant if you are an investor, entrepreneur or self-employed person

Sponsoring family members

Getting refugee protection

Adopting a child from another country

Becoming a Canadian citizen, after you’ve become a permanent resident

Workplace Health & Safety

You have the right to know about workplace hazards, participate in solving workplace health and safety issues, and refuse work you believe is unsafe.  
Find out more.

Temporarily Working, Studying or Living in Ontario

Information about working temporarily in Ontario

Information about studying temporarily in Ontario

See our pages on Work Permits and International Students for more information.

Other Resources

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