Ontario PNP- One of the best pathways to get Canada PR in 2023

best pathways to get Canada PR in 2023

Canada is home to several provinces and territories. Ontario is second biggest province of Canada. It is home to the capital city of Canada, i.e. Ottawa, and another vibrant and most popular city -Toronto. Both these popular Canadian cities offer multiple professional opportunities to the skilled and talented newcomers. If you wish to live, work and settle in Ontario, you may choose to apply in Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) - the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada.

Although, Express Entry system also offers pathway to get PR (Permanent Residence) in Ontario, however, the OINP is Ontario’s own immigration program and hence, offer relatively easy pathway to immigrate to Ontario, in Canada on PR (Permanent Residence) visa.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

The OINP has various immigration streams through which it invite, assess, select and nominate skilled and talented people for Canadian PR (Permanent Resident) Visa to IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).

The OINP identifies and nominates candidates for PR visa who have the skills and experience the provincial economy requires, and Canadian government makes the final decision to approve applications for permanent residence. Key PNP streams of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) are as follows:

  • Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
  • Skilled Trades stream

All the above OINP streams are aligned with federal Express Entry System. Hence, you must have Express entry account to apply to any of these streams.

Ontario PNP Benefits

Find below key benefits of applying for Canadian PR VIA through this most popular Canadian PNP:

  • The processing time of the OINP applications under the above OINP stream is also relatively less compare to most immigration programs of Canada, i.e. just 70 – 100 days.
  • Moreover, the CRS score requirement in the Ontario PNP draws is relatively less compare to federal Express Entry System. IT was just 336-506 CRS points in the most recent Skilled Trades stream draw of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
  • The HCP and French-speaking skilled worker stream also don’t require any Canadian job offer from the applicants.

Ontario's Express Entry -Human Capital Priorities Stream: This particular scheme is largely popular among the overseas skilled                             applicants, as it does not ask for any job offer from applicants. It also accepts the applicants even with the low CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System Score).

Skilled Trades stream

You can apply for the Skilled Trades stream if you are an overseas worker with Ontario work experience in an eligible skilled trade.

French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

You may apply for the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you are a French-speaking overseas worker with English language proficiency as well.

How to apply

The above-mentioned OINP streams function through the IRCC’s Express Entry System. To qualify, an applicant need to have an Express Entry profile and receive a NOI (Notification of Interest) to apply for provincial nomination from Ontario.

To check your eligibility and apply for Canadian PR (Permanent Resident) Visa through Ontario PNP, you may contact qualified and most trusted immigration advisor and expert at Visas Avenue on Toll-Free-Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, you can drop us an e-mail at