Human Capital Stream (OINP)

 

Human Capital Stream (OINP)

If you come under this option, then you can apply under the following streams:

  1. Ontario Express Entry Streams
  2. International Graduates Streams

 

Ontario Express Entry Stream

This stream is at level with Express Entry System. This means you can apply for this stream if you have an active Express Entry profile. You need to have an invitation from Canada govt to apply for the province.

 

Human Capital Priorities Stream

This stream targets foreign skilled workers from the Express Entry Pool. It looks for profiles with good education, work experiences, language and other skills. If you have the right skills, then OINP will select your profile. Besides, OINP will consider your profile if you qualify for IRCC Federal Express Entry Pool. You can qualify under its Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class. Remember, you can not apply directly to this stream. You need to get a Notification of Interest from OINP on your Express Entry Profile.

 

How does it work?

OINP selects potential profiles from Express Entry Pool if:

  1. They have minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) in Express Entry System in IRCC.
  2. You meet the criteria for Human Capital Priorities Stream.

 

How can you qualify for this stream?

Your profile can qualify for OINP in this stream if:

  1. It comes under one of Canada’s Federal High Skilled Worker programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC). If you apply through FSWP then you need to have min CRS score of 67 and fulfil selection factors.

 

CRS Selection factors – Language skills, Age, Education, Work Experience, Job Offer and Adaptability.

  1. You meet work experience requirements for OINP.
  2. You have a Canadian post-secondary degree. Or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report verifying foreign education degree as equal to Canada’s post-secondary education.

Note: The ECA report cannot be more than 5 years old at the time of applying for OINP.

  1. You prove that you have good language skills. To apply you need to have the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 score or above. You need to show proficiency in all language skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

OINP will assess this skill after seeing your language test results. You test score cannot be more than 2 years at the time of applying. You can show IELTS/CELPIP/TEF Canada/TCF Canada scores for English and French.

  1. You show the intent of living in Ontario.
  2. You show legal/implied status in Canada.
  3. Show enough funds for settlement costs in Ontario.

 

Work Experience Needs:

 

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

If you decide to go through the Ontario FSWP stream, then you need to show proof of eligibility. You need to show that you have a continuous, regular, fulltime job. This job can be fulltime/part-time for 1 year, within 5 years in Canada or a foreign country.

There are certain conditions that you need to account for valid work experience. Firstly, Fulltime work refers to 30 hours in a week and 1560 hours in a year. Secondly, OINP will not consider 1560 hours in less than a year or volunteer work. Also, there cannot be any gaps in your work experience. You have to show work experience in the same job for at least a year. This job must be a NOC list job to qualify. Thirdly, a part-time job refers to 15hours in a week and 1560 hours in 2 years. Or 30hours min hours in a week or 1560 hours in a year. Lastly, your job must come under the NOC list to be eligible for OINP.

 

Self-Employment

FSWP applicants can apply if they are self-employed. They need to show proof of their eligibility. The conditions remain the same under this option. You need to show 1560 hours in a year in 1 year. You need to show third party proof of your occupation. But, OINP will not consider business partners, family members and your reference letters. You will have to show valid proof like invoices as proof of valid work experience. In the end, your work must come under Skill Type 0 or in NOC Level A, or B.

 

Canadian Experience Class

If you decide to go through this stream, then you need to meet certain terms. You will have to show proof of continuous full-time/part-time paid job in Canada. This experience can be within 3 years. Before applying you need to keep certain terms in mind. First, your full-time job must show 30hours in a week or 1560 hours in 1 year. Second, for part-time you need 15hours in a week and 1560 hours in a year. Also, for multiple part-time jobs, you need 30hours in a week or 1560hours in 1 year. Third, you need to have legal status while working in Canada. Finally, OINP does not consider volunteer work, unpaid internship, self-employment. And work done while studying full-time in a post-secondary institute.

 

How to Apply?

You can only apply if you receive Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario. You will receive the invite in your Express Entry profile. This NOI is valid for 45 days and you need to submit your profile in this time.

 

Step by Step Process

  1. You need to check whether you come in FSWP or Canadian Express Class.
  2. You need to create an Express Entry profile.
  3. OINP will identify your profile in the Express Entry Profile.
  4. OINP will then send you NOI to apply.
  5. You need to apply within 45 days under Human Capital Priorities Stream after getting NOI.
  6. If OINP selects your profile, then you get a Nomination Approval letter and an OINP Certificate. You will have 30 days to accept your selection in the Express Entry System.
  7. If OINP accepts your profile, then you will get an extra 600 CRS points. And, an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
  8. After receiving ITA you will have 60 days to apply to IRCC for Canadian permanent residence.

 

French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

This stream targets French-speaking skilled workers from the Express Entry Pool. It looks for profiles with good education, work experiences, language and other skills. If you have the right skills, then OINP will select your profile. Besides, OINP will consider your profile if you qualify for IRCC Federal Express Entry Pool. You can qualify under its Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) or the Canadian Experience Class. Remember, you can not apply directly to this stream. You need to get a Notification of Interest from OINP on your Express Entry Profile.

 

How can you qualify for this stream?

Your profile can qualify for OINP in this stream if:

  1. It comes under one of Canada’s Federal High Skilled Worker programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC). If you apply through FSWP then you need to have min CRS score of 67 and fulfil selection factors.

 

CRS Selection factors – Language skills, Age, Education, Work Experience, Job Offer and Adaptability.

  1. You meet work experience requirements for OINP.
  2. You have a Canadian post-secondary degree. Or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report verifying foreign education degree as equal to Canada’s post-secondary education.
  3. You prove that you have good language skills. To apply you need to have the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score. CLB 7 score or more in French and CLB 6 score or more in English. You need to show proficiency in all language skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

OINP will assess this skill after seeing your language test results. You test score cannot be more than 2 years at the time of applying. You can show IELTS/CELPIP/TEF Canada/TCF Canada scores for English and French.

  1. You show the intent of living in Ontario.
  2. You show legal/implied status in Canada.
  3. Show enough funds for settlement costs in Ontario.

 

Work Experience Needs:

 

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

If you decide to go through the Ontario FSWP stream, then you need to show proof of eligibility. You need to show that you have a continuous, regular, NOC 0, A, Or B, fulltime job. This job can be fulltime/part-time for 1 year, within 5 years in Canada or a foreign country.

There are certain conditions that you need to account for valid work experience. Firstly, Fulltime work refers to 30 hours in a week and 1560 hours in a year. Secondly, OINP will not consider 1560 hours in less than a year or volunteer work. Also, there cannot be any gaps in your work experience. You must show work experience in the same job for at least a year. And, this job must be a NOC list job to qualify. Thirdly, a part-time job refers to 15hours in a week and 1560 hours in 2 years. Or 30hours min hours in a week or 1560 hours in a year. Lastly, your job must come under the NOC list to be eligible for OINP.

 

Self-Employment

FSWP applicants can apply if they are self-employed. They need to show proof of their eligibility. The conditions remain the same under this option. You need to show 1560 hours in a year in 1 year. You need to show third party proof of your occupation. But, OINP will not consider business partners, family members and your reference letters. You will have to show valid proof like invoices as proof of valid work experience. In the end, your work must come under Skill Type 0 or in NOC Level A, or B.

 

Canadian Experience Class

If you decide to go through this stream, then you need to meet certain terms. You will have to show proof of continuous full-time/part-time, NOC 0, A, or B, paid job in Canada. This experience can be within 3 years. Before applying you need to keep certain terms in mind. First, your full-time job must show 30hours in a week or 1560 hours in 1 year. Second, for a part-time job you need 15hours in a week and 1560 hours in a year. Also, for multiple part-time jobs, you need 30hours in a week or 1560hours in 1 year. Third, you need to have legal status while working in Canada. Finally, OINP does not consider volunteer work, unpaid internship, self-employment. And work done while studying full-time in a post-secondary institute.

 

How to Apply?

You can only apply if you receive Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario. You will receive the invite in your Express Entry profile. This NOI is valid for 45 days and you need to submit your profile in this time.

 

Step by Step Process

  1. You need to check whether you come in FSWP or Canadian Express Class.
  2. You need to create an Express Entry profile.
  3. OINP will identify your profile in the Express Entry Profile.
  4. OINP will then send you NOI to apply.
  5. You need to apply within 45 days under French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream after getting NOI.
  6. If OINP selects your profile, then you get a Nomination Approval letter and an OINP Certificate. You will have 30 days to accept your selection in the Express Entry System.
  7. If OINP accepts your profile, then you will get an extra 600 CRS points. And, an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

After receiving ITA you will have 60 days to apply to IRCC for Canadian permanent residence.

 

Skilled Trades Stream

This stream allows skilled trades workers with work experience in eligible trade to settle in Canada. They can come through Canada’s Federal Express Entry System. OINP selects profiles through this channel and awards an extra 600 CRS points. The candidates also get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Express Entry pool for permanent residence.

 

How can you qualify?

Your profile can qualify under this stream if:

  1. You have a valid Express Entry profile.
  2. You qualify for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
  3. You show an intent to live and work in Ontario or “All provinces and Territories”. This needs to be in your Express Entry profile.
  4. You a Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario through IRCC.

 

Express Entry candidates need to prove their eligibility for this stream.

Work Experience

Under this term, you have to show 1 year of paid full-time job experience within 2 years in Ontario. Your trade must be on the ‘skilled trade occupation list’. Your work must come under Minor Group 633, Or Major Group 72, 73, 0r 82 of NOC list.

There are certain terms that you need to meet under work experience criteria. Firstly, your work experience needs to add up to one year. It does not have to be a continuous job. And full-time work refers to 30hours in a week or 1560hours in a year. Secondly, for part-time work refers to 15hours in a week or 1560hours within 2 years. Thirdly, OINP considers work experience in a paid internship. But your job duties must fall under the NOC list. Also, OINP does not consider self-employment and work experience during fulltime post-secondary education. In the end, you must have a license for trade in Ontario.

 

Trade Certification

If you are applying for OINP then you must a valid trade license. You can also have a valid trade certificate from the Ontario College of Trades. Also, you need to have a trade license or certificate at the time of submitting your profile.

 

Residence Status in Ontario

Under this, you will have to prove that you have a valid work permit. And are currently living in Ontario. Also, OINP considers profile made while on implied status.

 

Language Skills

All applicants need to have a min. Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 score or more in English or French. You need to show proof for all language skills – Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking. And OINP will assess your profile as per your language test scores. And, you can show IELTS/CELPIP/TEF Canada/TCF Canada scores for English and French.

 

Funds for Settlement in Ontario

Every applicant must show the availability of funds for settlement. You can do this by following any of the OINP factors. This includes bank account papers, annual pay from the current job or job offer in Ontario.

 

Intent to reside in Ontario

You will have to show your intention to live and work in Ontario. The OINP system needs to be sure of your intention. This will help them in processing your profile accordingly. You can do this by a list of papers showing your ties to the province.

 

How to apply?

Candidates can not apply to OINP. First, OINP will send an NOI through your IRCC online account. Once you receive an NOI letter you need to submit your application within 45 days. After you sen an application, OINP will review it. If it selects you then you will get an extra 600 CRS points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Finally, IRCC will process your application and you will get permanent residence within 6 months.

 

International Graduates Stream

This stream aims to capture foreign students with masters or Ph.D. degree from the province. This stream further divides into Masters Graduate Stream and Ph.D. Graduate Stream.

 

Masters Graduate Stream

This stream is for foreign students who have a master’s degree from eligible Ontario University. It allows them to apply for permanent residence without a job offer. Profiles meeting the program terms get a nomination from OINP and can then apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

 

Who can apply?

To apply you need to meet the program terms.

  1. You must have a master’s degree from an eligible Ontario University.
  2. Your degree must have been for 1 year and should be full-time in nature.
  3. You must apply for OINP under this stream within 2years post-masters’ degree.
  4. You must be a resident of Ontario with legal status. OINP also considers people with implied status at the time of application.
  5. You need to prove your language skills with CLB 7 or more in English or French.

 

Skills IELTS CELPIP TEF TCF
Listening 6 7 249-279 458-502
Reading 6 7 207-232 453-498
Writing 6 7 310-348 10-11
Speaking 6 7 310-348 10-11

 

  1. Show proof of funds for settlement in Ontario.
  2. Show proof of 12-24 months of residence in Ontario before applying in OINP.
  3. Show interest in living and working in Ontario.
  4. Show non-interest of further studies in Ontario.

 

How to apply?

  1. You must verify your eligibility, papers checklist and make sure your application is complete for the program. You need to upload complete and clear papers on the e-filling portal.
  2. The online application process can take approx. 2 hours. But you can complete the process within 14 days or the registration will expire.
  3. Once an online application is in OINP, it cannot be edited.
  4. All your papers should be in English or French. You need to translate or notarize if they are not.
  5. If OINP selects your profile, then you will get a Letter of Approval and certificate of nomination.
  6. After selection, you must apply for permanent residence to IRCC within 6 months.

 

List of Eligible Ontario Universities

To apply for OINP Master’s Graduate Stream, your masters’ degree should be from one of these:

  1. Algoma University
  2. Brescia University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
  3. Brock University
  4. Carleton University
  5. Dominican University College
  6. Huron University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
  7. King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario
  8. Lakehead University
  9. Laurentian University
  10. McMaster University
  11. Nipissing University
  12. Ontario College of Art & Design University
  13. Queen’s University
  14. Royal Military College of Canada
  15. Ryerson University
  16. Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa)
  17. St. Jerome’s University (Federated with the University of Waterloo)
  18. Trent University
  19. University of Guelph
  20. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  21. University of Ottawa
  22. University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  23. University of Toronto
  24. University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  25. University of Waterloo
  26. University of Windsor
  27. Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  28. Western University
  29. Wilfrid Laurier University
  30. York University

 

Ph.D. Graduate Stream

This stream is for foreign students who have a masters degree from eligible Ontario University. It allows them to apply for permanent residence without a job offer. Profiles meeting the program terms get a nomination from OINP and can then apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

 

Who can apply?

To apply you need to meet the program terms.

  1. You must have a PhD degree from an eligible Ontario University.
  2. Your degree must have been for at least 2 years and should be full-time in nature.
  3. You must apply for OINP under this stream within 2years post getting a PhD degree.
  4. You must be a resident of Ontario with legal status. OINP also considers people with implied status at the time of application.
  5. Show proof of funds for settlement in Ontario.
  6. Show proof of 12-24 months residence in Ontario before applying in OINP.
  7. Show interest in living and working in Ontario.

 

How to apply?

  1. You must verify your eligibility, papers checklist and make sure your application is complete for the program. You need to upload complete and clear papers on the e-filling portal.
  2. The online application process can take approx. 2 hours. But you can complete the process within 14 days, or the registration will expire.
  3. Once an online application is in OINP, it cannot be edited.
  4. All your papers should be in English or French. You need to translate or notarize if they are not.
  5. If OINP selects your profile, then you will get a Letter of Approval and certificate of nomination.
  6. After selection, you must apply for permanent residence to IRCC within 6 months.

 

List of Eligible Ontario Universities

To apply for OINP Master’s Graduate Stream, your masters’ degree should be from one of these:

  1. Brock University
  2. Carleton University
  3. Dominican University College
  4. Lakehead University
  5. Laurentian University
  6. McMaster University
  7. Nipissing University
  8. Queen’s University
  9. Royal Military College of Canada
  10. Ryerson University
  11. Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa)
  12. St. Jerome’s University (Federated with the University of Waterloo)
  13. Trent University
  14. University of Guelph
  15. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  16. University of Ottawa
  17. University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  18. University of Toronto
  19. University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  20. University of Waterloo
  21. University of Windsor
  22. Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  23. Western University
  24. Wilfrid Laurier University
  25. York University

 

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