We often receive questions from our clients asking us how they can do to immigrate to Toronto or other cities in Ontario. The preferred program that we recommend to adopt is that of the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP).
How the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program works
The Provincial Nominee Program of the Province of Ontario is a program that allows those who want to immigrate to Ontario to be sponsored by the provincial government to obtain permanent residency. By obtaining a Government sponsorship you will immediately get 600 additional points to your Express Entry score. These will make the possibility of obtaining an “Invitation to Apply” for the Permanent Residence almost certain.
There are currently three different categories of Provincial Nominee, which have different eligibility requirements. These were created to meet the labor demand in the Ontario economy. Let us therefore examine them one by one.
Human Capital for those who have obtained a master’s or doctorate in a Canadian university
Among these, two categories can be distinguished:
Masters and PhD graduates
For those who have obtained a master’s or doctorate in a recognized Canadian university. These will be able to obtain permanent residence without having to have a job offer. This program has recently been reopened by the Government of Ontario, which, by popular demand, has increased the number of places available. Candidates who receive a Provincial Nominee are not required to create an Express Entry profile.
Human Capital Priorities
This category allows candidates who already have an Express Entry profile and who are eligible under the criteria of the Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Worker Program to receive a Notification of Interest from the provincial government. This allows itself to obtain a permanent residence.
Immigrate Employer Job Offer
This category is for those who want to obtain permanent residency and already have a job offer from an employer located in Ontario. However, the employer and the worker must meet certain eligibility requirements introduced to ensure the safe integration of the worker into the Ontario economy. For further details on this program please contact Canada immigration consultants .
Immigrate as entrepreneurs
The business stream is designed for those who intend to create their own company and invest in the Ontario economy in exchange for a permanent residence. This program is divided into the three sub-categories of the Investor Stream, for those wishing to invest in Ontario, the Corporate Stream, for the multinational companies that want to settle in Ontario and the Entrepreneur Stream, which allows foreigners to develop an idea of business or acquire a business in Ontario by obtaining permanent residence in return.