Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Human Capital

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program helps employers meet their human resource needs for workers, by enabling them to recruit foreign workers and international students. 

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Find out if you are eligible and how to apply to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) as:

Internal Review

After the OINP has made a decision on your application, you may seek an internal review of the decision should you believe an error was made by the program in making its decision.

You must send a written request for internal review by email to internalreview-revisioninterne@ontario.ca as follows: within 30 calendar days after receiving notice of the original decision if you are a resident in Canada, or within 60 calendar days after receiving notice of the original decision if you are not a resident in Canada.

In your request for internal review, you must clearly identify any error in the program’s decision that, if not made, would have resulted in the decision being decided differently. The request must not include any evidence that was not submitted to the program before the decision was made, unless the evidence was not reasonably available at that time.

Internal review requests are reviewed by an individual who was not involved in the original decision and who is independent of the original decision-maker. The internal review decision is final.

Learn more

Do you have more questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

About using a representative

Applicants are not required to hire a representative. All applications are treated equally, regardless of whether or not they were prepared with the assistance of an authorized representative. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) reserves the right to contact the employer or applicant directly regarding the application, if necessary.

If you do choose to use a representative, you must use an authorized representative. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program follows Canadian government regulations requiring all paid immigration representatives to meet the definition of “authorized representative”. This means that Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will only conduct business with the following paid immigration representatives:

  • citizenship or immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council,
  • lawyers who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society, and
  • notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec.