Each year, the federal government, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allocates a certain number of nominations to the Ontario government (OINP).
- Ontario received an allocation of 8,350 plus an additional 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations (NOC Skill Level C).
- As of July 8, 2021, 5,852 nominations have been issued.
Note: When an applicant is nominated for permanent residence by the OINP, they must then apply to IRCC. IRCC makes the final decision on who gets permanent residence.
Average application processing times as of July 8, 2021
Processing times vary depending on the stream. Applications that require clarification or more information take longer to process.
If your application is taking longer than the estimated processing time, there is no need to contact the program. We will contact you if more information is required.
OINP stream Estimated processing time Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker 60 – 90 days Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities 60 – 90 days Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades 90 – 120 days Masters Graduate 30 – 60 days PhD Graduate 60 – 90 days Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker 90 – 120 days Employer Job Offer: International Student 90 – 120 days Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills 120 – 150 days Entrepreneur Expression of Interest (EOI) Assessment:
Less than 30 days
Depends on application complexity|