Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Nominees – What’s next
Have you been nominated through Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program? Here is some important information you should know.
Applying for permanent residence
Successful nominees must apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent resident status within 6 months of being nominated by Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.
Effective March 31, 2012, Ontario nominees must submit their permanent residence applications to CIO in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Temporary work permits for nominees with a job offer
Ontario nominees can apply for a temporary work permit while their permanent residence application is being processed overseas. A provincial nomination does not guarantee approval of a temporary work permit application. CIC is responsible for the issuance of temporary work permits. If granted, the temporary work permit will allow a nominee to travel to Ontario to begin working for his/her employer sooner. Ontario nominees are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. To learn more about the LMIA process visit the Employment and Social Development Canada website.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will support temporary work permit applications of nominees. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program recommends that nominees check with their nearest visa office to learn about temporary work permit requirements, which may apply to their situation, such as a medical examination.
On the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website, you will find:
- Application Forms for Provincial Nominees
- Information about CIC processing times
- A list of visa offices
- The CIC fee schedule
- CIC contact information
You can also visit our Questions and Answers page for more information about Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.