Provincial Nomination Programs
The Ontario Nominee Program (OINP) is an immigration program that allows Ontario to nominate individuals and their families for permanent resident status based on its labour market and economic development priorities. The program offers opportunities for skilled workers, students, and businesses to live and work permanently in the province. The OINP also offers employers the ability to recruit foreign workers and international students to meet their human resource needs. There is a non-refundable application fee of $1,500 for the program.
The Super Visa program allows the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit and live with their families in Canada with a visa that is valid for up to 10 years.
ONTARIO NOMINEE PROGRAM (OINP)
With a population of more than 13.5 million, Ontario is the most multicultural province in Canada, where 40 % of the approximately 250,000 new immigrants each year choose to settle and call new home. Toronto has been called the most multicultural city in the world, where more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken. If you are planning to move to Ontario, this section provides information on the immigration process and options. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is an immigration program through which Ontario nominates individuals and their families for permanent resident status based on its labour market and economic development priorities. Some streams under this program may target skilled workers, others students or businesses.
Applying to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident under the provincial programs is a two-step process: applicants will receive a PNP nomination first, which can be used to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry.
Ontario offers an opportunity to live and work permanently in the province to:
- English-speaking skilled workers
- French-speaking skilled workers
- Master’s Degree graduates in ON
- PhD graduates in ON
- Foreign Workers with Job Offer
- International Students with Job Offer
Applicants applying to the Masters Graduate Stream and PhD Graduate Stream can apply without job offer. While skilled worker must have the required education, skilled work experience, demonstrate language ability, and other characteristics which will help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.
Ontario Nominee Program also helps employers meet their human resource needs for workers, by offers enabling them to recruit foreign workers and international students. Skilled foreign workers with a full-time job offer from Ontario employer have opportunity to apply to work and live permanently in the province. Recently Ontario Nominee Program opened new stream focused on in-demand occupations in the agricultural and construction sectors.
Please note Province of Ontario charges a $1,500 application fee, which covers the cost of processing your application and is non-refundable once you submit your application.
Everyone’s path to Canada is very unique based on variety of immigration categories. We’re inviting you to complete our Free Assessment, if you’re interested in applying for one of Ontario Nominee Programs.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has reopened the Parents and Grandparents Program for Canadian citizens and permanent residents for those who want to sponsor their parents as Canadian Permanent Residents and can submit the Interest to Sponsor form. To check your eligibility contact our immigration experts, you can call us @ +1 (705) 345-8401 or email us at email@example.com.
The parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent citizens are allowed to visit and live with their family with an extended visitor’s visa known as Super Visa. The Super visa is generally valid for ten years or one month prior to the applicant’s passport’s expiry, whichever is earlier. Within that time, Super visa holders can stay in Canada for up to 2 years.
Those who are citizens of visa exempt countries, the Super visa program can still benefit them. Persons who belong to visa exempt countries can enter Canada for 6-months without obtaining a visitor visa. Under the new program, a parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident from a visa exempt country can apply for a Letter of Introduction, which can be presented to the border officials upon their arrival to Canada. With a Letter of Introduction, the individuals are allowed to enter Canada for duration of 2 years.
Another advantage of Parents and Grandparents Super Visa is its relatively short processing time of approximately 8-weeks.
The applicant for a parent and grandparents super visa has to meet certain criteria. The application for this visa is submitted to a visa office outside of Canada.
Firstly, the applicant needs to get eligible for a regular visitor visa. Apart from having a good health and valid travel document, the applicant needs to satisfy a Canadian immigration official that they will leave the country at the end of their authorized stay. Applicants also need to show that they have sufficient ties to their home such as family, property or job and they should also have sufficient funds to be able to support themselves financially for the length of their stay.
Additionally, the individual applicant must:
- Demonstrate that they are the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
- Get medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is valid for one year, offering a minimum coverage of $100,000 for health care, hospitalization and repatriation;
- Undergo a medical examination.
Finally, the applicant’s family member in Canada must:
- Show that they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
- Provide the applicant with a letter of invitation. This is a letter that holds information about the applicant’s visit schedule, about their child or grandchild’s occupation and financial status in Canada. Most importantly, this letter must have a written and signed promise of providing financial support to the applicant during their visit;
- Show their income is above a predetermined minimum level;
Parents and grandparents having a Super visa have the rights and restrictions of a regular tourist visa holder as they are not allowed to work or study while their stay in Canada. Individuals who are interested in applying for a Parent and Grandparent Super visa can contact our immigration experts at GoEasy Immigration.