The Canadian province of Ontario runs its unique Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program or Ontario PNP or simply OINP to enable prospective immigrants to apply for Permanent Residency in Ontario. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program allows the province to meet the local labor requirements with ease. Through Ontario PNP, the province assesses individuals with skills & experience to decide if they are fit to contribute to their economy.

Ontario PNP Categories…

There are 4 main categories under Ontario PNP which include other subcategories as well. You can apply through one of the following OINP immigration categories:

  1. Ontario Express Entry
  1. International Student Category
  • International Students with a Job Offer Stream
  • International Students – Masters Graduate Stream
  • International Students – PhD Graduate Stream
  1. Business Category
  1. General Category (Employer Category)

Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream

Ontario PNP Points Calculator

The applicant’s profile is evaluated with help of Ontario PNP Points calculator and a score out of 100 is assigned. Once all your credentials are submitted, your final output score is calculated and assigned to your profile. Initially, you must score at least 67/100 points because it’s only then that you can be scored on a CRS of minimum 400 score to proceed further.

The break-up for initial scoring is as given below –

  • Education (max 25 points)
  • Work Experience (max 15 points)
  • Age (max 12 points)
  • English & French language ability (max 28 points)
  • Arranged Employment (max 10 points)
  • Adaptability (max 10 points)

2018 Ontario PNP Program Basic Eligibility & Requirements…

Following requirements must be fully met in order to become eligible  –

  • Have a full-time job offer in any of the eligible skilled occupations (NOC levels 0, A, or B)
  • Have minimum qualification certificate/diploma
  • Have relevant experience in their field of occupation
  • Having full-time/permanent job offer letter from the employer
  • Have intent to live in Ontario
  • Must have a Canada Express Entry CRS score of 400 points or above

Other Requirements for Ontario PNP

Having the required language proficiency is a crucial requirement for Ontario PNP as it specifies your ability to communicate & live with the people in the province. English and French are the two languages taken into consideration in Canada for immigration. Candidates interested must score minimum 6/7 or higher in the IELTS exam.