Opportunities Ontario: International PhD Graduates
If you are a graduate of a PhD program in 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 PhD Graduate Stream. Opportunities Ontario has a target of 1,000 nominations in 2012.
Ontario’s PhD graduate students do not require a job offer.
Here is some information that will help you complete the application process:
- Who can apply as an international PhD graduate in Ontario?
- What documents do I need to submit?
- How quickly will my application be processed?
- What are the fees?
- What happens after I am approved?
Do you have more questions? You will find an Application Guide for International PhD Graduates 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
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.