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How to Apply to the Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream

If you meet the eligibility criteria for the Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream and you receive a PT notification of interest from Ontario through your MyCIC account, you can prepare the application package and submit it to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream Application Guide provides all the information you need to complete the application form and prepare the required supporting documents.



June 1st Restriction
At this time Ontario can only search the Express Entry Pool for candidates who meet Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities stream criteria and who have submitted an Express Entry profile on or after June 1st 2015.

Accordingly, for the Human Capital Priorities stream, Ontario will only send notifications of interest to candidates who submitted an Express Entry profile on June 1st or after.  
Should you have any questions about your Express Entry profile please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


Please note that applicants who meet Ontario’s stream criteria may not necessarily receive a notification of interest.  Ontario cannot guarantee that applicants will receive any particular result or benefit as a result of meeting its criteria.

Preparing the Application

Step 1: Download the application form. This form comes in two parts.


Your best guide

It is important that you read the Application Guide carefully and refer to it as you prepare your application package.

Step 2: Complete your application package, including all required supporting documents and payment of the applicable fee.

Step 3: Submit your completed application package directly to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Application Details

You must choose the federal program criteria you want to be assessed against: the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Canadian Experience Class.

You will be assessed against both the Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream and the federal program criteria that you choose.

You must provide your Express Entry Profile Number and your Job Seeker Validation Code you received at registration.

Note: You will find a description of each step of completing the application form in the Application Guide.

Supporting Documents

The Nominee Application form must be accompanied by a number of supporting documents which help establish that you meet Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)'s eligibility criteria. You can use the checklist provided in Section J of the Nominee Application Form to ensure you have included all of the required documents.

You must send copies only of supporting documents unless otherwise stated. Do not submit original civil documents (i.e., birth certificate or passport) as the application documents will not be returned to you. You are strongly encouraged to create a copy of your complete application package prior to submission.

Officers assessing the application may request additional documents if they deem that these documents are necessary to assess the application. Failure to provide the requested documents within the timelines requested by officers will result in the refusal of the application.

Find more details on supporting documents on this website, or consult the Application Guide.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Although you may consider some information in the application form or the supporting documents submitted to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to be proprietary or confidential, any such material may be disclosed to a third party, in accordance with your consent, and where required by law or if required of a court or tribunal.

Document Translation

Important: If a supporting document is not in English or French, you must provide a copy and a complete, certified translation of the document.

If you are applying from within Ontario, the translations must be completed by a certified translator accredited by the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO).

If you are applying from outside Ontario, the translation can be completed by any translator. However, the translation must be notarized.

Note:Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) reserves the right to require you to submit translations completed by a certified translator accredited by ATIO if the notarized translation is deemed insufficient by officers assessing the application.

Translations that are completed by the applicant, the applicant's representative, or other individuals with personal ties to the applicant are not acceptable in any case even if these individuals are certified translators.

Incomplete Applications

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will not accept incomplete applications, and will return them to applicants. An application may be deemed incomplete if, for example:

  • the application form is illegible or incomplete (all fields must be completed, and questions that are not applicable should be marked "N/A"),
  • the required supporting documents are not provided,
  • the documents requiring translation are not completed by a certified translator, or notarized, or
  • the application fee is not included in the application package or an incorrect application fee amount is submitted.

Application fees included in the application package will also be returned to you if the application is deemed incomplete.


The application fee for Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream is $1,500 per application.

The fee must be submitted with the application package or the application will be considered incomplete and returned to you. All fees must be made payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance. Payments must be made in Canadian dollars only. No other currency will be accepted.

Find information about acceptable methods of payment in the Application Guide.

Application Fees are Non-Refundable. The Government of Ontario charges fees to partially recover the cost of administering Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Since the application fee helps pay for the cost of processing applications, it will not be refunded even if the application is not successful, or if you withdraw the application at any stage of the process, or if the province cancels or withdraws the nomination.

If you are denied

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program gives applicants an opportunity to seek a review of the denial decision of their application. This process is called Reconsideration.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s reconsideration process is in place to provide applicants recourse to the denial of their case should they feel an error was made by the program. Written request for reconsideration must be made within 30 calendar days of the date on the denial letter and must identify what error(s) you believe was/were made in the assessment of your application. The error(s) you identify must be related to the stated reason(s) for the denial of your application.

Reconsideration requests are reviewed by an official who was not involved in the original decision and who occupies a higher position than the original decision-maker. The reconsideration decision is final.

Please note that a reconsideration request will consider eligibility at the time of the original application. A decision will not be reconsidered on the basis of a change in circumstances from the time of application submission and will not take into consideration new information or documentation that was not submitted to the program during initial application assessment. In these instances nominee applicants should submit a new application to the program. Nominee applicants submitting a new application are required to pay the application fee for the new application.

More Information

For detailed information about the program criteria and application process, please refer to the Human Capital Priorities Stream Application Guide.