OINP Now Open for Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

OINP Now Open for Employer Job Offer International Student Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream on August 19, 2020. The site will be open some time between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Once the limit has reached, registrations will not be accepted.

The Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream is an immigration stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. It gives international students with a job offer in a skilled occupation at Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario. This stream is open to international students in and outside of Canada.


Applicant Requirements

Before you apply, you must meet the criteria in five categories.

1. Education

You must have received from an eligible Canadian institution:

  • a degree or diploma that takes at least two years to complete if you study on a full-time basis, or
  • a degree, diploma or certificate that takes at least one year to complete if you study on a full-time basis and that requires a completed degree as an admission requirement

You must also have completed more than half of your studies while living and studying in Canada.

2. Valid licence or other authorization (if applicable)

If your job offer is for an occupation that requires a mandatory licence or other authorization in Ontario, you must hold a valid licence or authorization from the appropriate regulatory body in Ontario when you apply.

For more information on licences and authorizations in Ontario, please visit the Ontario’s Jobs and Employment website or the Ontario College of Trades website.

3. Intention to live in Ontario

You must intend to live in Ontario after you’ve been granted permanent residence. We determine this by examining your ties to Ontario, which can include doing things such as:

  • working or having worked here
  • getting job offers, applying to or interviewing for jobs
  • studying
  • volunteering
  • leasing or owning property
  • visiting
  • having professional networks and affiliations, family ties and personal relationships

4. Legal status in Canada (if applicable)

If you are applying from within Canada, you must have legal status (a visitor record, study permit, or work permit) at the time you apply and should maintain that status until the time of nomination.

You may apply if you are in ‘implied status’ at the time of your OINP application submission. ‘Implied status’ means that you submitted an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to renew/extend your temporary status document (a visitor record, work permit, study permit) before its expiry date. You can remain in Canada and continue to work or study under the same conditions as your existing permit until a decision is made on your pending IRCC application.

5. Application period

You must submit your application within two years of completing the requirements necessary to obtain your degree, diploma or certificate (also known as your education credential). For example, if your degree, diploma or certificate is dated June, 1 2017, you must apply to this stream before June 1, 2019.

This means that the date on your educational credential must be within two years of your OINP application submission date. For example, if your educational credential is dated June 1, 2017, you must apply to this stream before June 1, 2019.

If you don’t have your education credential yet, use the date on the official letter from your college or university which states when your education credential will be granted.


Job Offer and Employer Requirements

To qualify under the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream, you must have a job offer in Ontario from an employer that meets the following requirements listed here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/oinp-employer-job-offer-international-student-stream#section-1 


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