Overview of the Process

The Corporate Stream application is a two-stage process. The following steps outline the application process for the Corporate Stream. Additional information about each step of the application process is provided in the Corporate Stream Application Guide.


Step 1 - Preparation:

  • Your Corporation and key staff must ensure that all parties, as well as the proposed business, meet the requirements of the stream.

Step 2 - How to Apply Online:

  • Learn how to apply online using the OINP e-Filing Portal.

Step 3 - Completing your Online Application:

  • Submit your complete application online. You must ensure that you:
    • Answer all mandatory fields in the online application,
    • Upload all required supporting documentation, including the Key Staff Application Form for each key staff applicant,
    • Read and agree to all declarations and authorizations, and
    • Make an electronic payment to cover the application fee for all key staff. The application fee is $3,500 per key staff applicant.

Step 4 - After you Apply:

  • All information that you provide in your online application will be verified to ensure accuracy, legitimacy and completeness.
  • Please note that your application will not be deemed complete until it is reviewed for completeness by the OINP. If your application is found to be incomplete, it will not be processed and your payment will be refunded.
  • As part of your application assessment, you will be required to attend a mandatory interview.

Step 5 - Performance Agreement:

  • If your application is approved, you will sign a Performance Agreement outlining the commitments made to invest and create jobs in the province.


Step 6 - Temporary Work Permit (Before the Key Staff Arrive):

  • Key staff will be issued a work permit support letter from the OINP, which can be used to apply for a temporary work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order to establish the business in Ontario. Please note that IRCC retains the authority to issue temporary work permits.

Step 7 - Business Establishment (After the Key Staff Arrive):

  • Once all key staff have arrived in Ontario, they will have 20 months to build the business and implement the business plan.

Step 8 - Nomination:

  • If the commitments of the Performance Agreement are met, the key staff may be eligible for nomination by the OINP for permanent residence.

Step 9 - After Nomination:

  • Successful nominees must apply to IRCC for permanent residence within six months of being nominated by the OINP. Post-nomination monitoring will continue for a period of 36 months.

For more information about the eligibility criteria, please refer to the Corporate Stream Application Guide.

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