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International Masters Graduate Stream

If you are a graduate or will soon be graduating from a Masters program from one of Ontario’s publicly funded universities, you may be able to apply to Opportunities Ontario for nomination as a permanent resident, under the International Student Category’s Masters Graduate Stream. Opportunities Ontario has a target of 5,200 nominations in 2015, this includes nominations for both Opportunities Ontario and Express Entry.

Ontario’s Masters Graduate students do not require a job offer.

Here is some information that will help you complete the application process:

Learn more

Do you have more questions? You will find an Application Guide for International Graduates (PhD and Masters) on this website. You can also visit our Questions and Answers section. The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s Welcome to Ontario guide also provides valuable information on living, learning and working in Ontario. This guide is available in English, French and 14 other languages.


International students can now contact us
through our Facebook page.

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. Opportunities Ontario reserves the right to contact the employer or prospective nominee directly regarding the application, if the program considers this necessary.

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

  • Immigration consultants who are members in good standing, with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). (For program rules during the transition period, please visit the Program Updates page)
  • Lawyers who are licensees in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society and students-at-law under their supervision, and
  • Quebec notaries.