Opportunities Ontario FSW Pilot Program: How To Apply
What documents do I need to submit?
The application package you submit to Opportunities Ontario must include:
- The Ontario Federal Skilled Worker Pilot Program - Nominee Application form (Word / PDF)
- The following supporting documentation:
- A copy of the letter you received from CIC alerting you of the opportunity to apply for consideration under the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program.
- A signed copy of the Consent page you received from CIC to be considered for processing under the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program.
- A copy of employment confirmation letter from your employer (or previous employer/s) on official company letterhead.
- Certified true copy of your degree and/or copy of the official final transcript issued by the institution showing all degree requirements complete.
- Official, original IELTS General or TEF test report issued by a testing centre recognized by IELTS or TEF. Test must have been taken by applicant within 12 months prior to submission of the application to Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program, as per test date on test report.
- Please note that if you are unable to secure a test date for an IELTS examination before the May 31, 2012, application deadline, you can still submit an application to the program indicating that an IELTS test is to follow and the anticipated date for your test. If you are submitting IELTS test results to us separately, please send the IELTS test results to us no later than June 30, 2012.
- Up-to-date, original bank account statements (must be stamped and dated by the banking institution) in your name and copies of your bank transaction records for the six months immediately preceding the date you submit the application to Opportunities Ontario.
- Please provide a free form letter indicating your ties to Ontario, if any, and the rationale behind your decision to choose Ontario as your place of residence. You may include reference letters, previous work/study permits, academic transcripts, affidavits from relatives in Canada, etc., to substantiate stated ties.
- A copy of any/all previous status documents issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (i.e. work permits, study permits, visitor records, etc.).
What happens after I am approved?
A provincial Nomination Certificate will be issued for all successful nominees. Successful nominees must then apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A successful provincial nomination replaces the selection component under other immigration classes (such as the Federal Skilled Worker Class, and the Family Class). Provincial nominees will receive priority processing from CIC.
For more information, please visit our Nominees: What’s next section of our website.