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Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #201 – August 18, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 463 Rank required to be invited to apply: 463rd or above Date and time of round: August 18, 2021 at 14:10:39 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 751 Tie-breaking rule: April 13th, 2021 at 16:29:29 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


August 18, 2021 Invitations to apply issued for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On August 18, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams. You may apply to these streams if you received an invitation to apply on August 18, 2021. If you received an invitation to apply, you don’t ne...


August 11, 2021 Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On August 11, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream. You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream if you received an invitation to apply on August 11, 2021. If you received ...


August 9, 2021 Expression of interest system is now open for the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) expression of interest system is now open for intake to the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams. The expression of interest system will remain open throughout the year and you can register an expression of interest at any time. You must carefully review the relevant website pages to ensure that you meet all...


August 6, 2021 Invitation to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On August 6, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued a targeted invitation to apply to a candidate who may qualify for the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream....


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #200 – August 5, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000th or above Date and time of round: August 5th, 2021 at 13:11:37 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 404 Tie-breaking rule: August 3rd, 2021 at 05:39:26 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the d...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #199 – August 4, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 512 Rank required to be invited to apply: 512th or above Date and time of round: August 4th, 2021 at 13:33:36 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 760 Tie-breaking rule: March 5th, 2021 at 22:38:31 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


July 27, 2021 Notifications of interest issued by targeted occupations for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On July 27, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. You may apply to the HCP stream if you: received a notification of interest on July 27, 2021 can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible Nat...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #198 – July 22, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 4,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,500th or above Date and time of round: July 22, 2021 at 14:02:32 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 357 Tie-breaking rule: February 14, 2021 at 09:04:15 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the dat...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #197 – July 21, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 462 Rank required to be invited to apply: 462nd or above Date and time of round: July 21, 2021 at 13:01:45 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 734 Tie-breaking rule: April 11, 2021 at 10:56:32 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ...


July 21, 2021 Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On July 21, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you received a notification of interest on July 21, 2021. If you received a notification of interest, yo...


July 15, 2021 Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On July 15, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream. You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream if you received an invitation to apply on July 15, 2021. If you received an i...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #196 – July 8, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 4,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,500th or above Date and time of round: July 08, 2021 at 14:02:45 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 369 Tie-breaking rule: June 10, 2021 at 22:46:37 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date an...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #195 – July 7, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 627 Rank required to be invited to apply: 627 or above Date and time of round: July 7, 2021 at 13:17:37 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 760 Tie-breaking rule: June 14, 2021 at 07:44:05 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time...


Issued invitations to apply to the entrepreneur stream
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On July 7, 2021 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 21 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Entrepreneur Stream (OINP:ES). Expressions of Interest (EOIs) received and scored by the OINP:ES by June 29, 2021 were eligible for consideration for this ITA Round. ITAs were issued for EOIs that received a score of between 146 and 200. If you rece...


July 2, 2021 Regulatory amendments and application guide updates for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has implemented regulatory amendments impacting the Entrepreneur stream. The amendments were made to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) and Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) and aim to: accelerate the arrival of Entrepreneur Stream applicants in Ontario ...


Expression of interest system is now open for the In-Demand Skills stream
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) expression of interest system is now open for intake to the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream. The expression of interest system will remain open throughout the year and you can register an expression of interest at any time. You must carefully review the relevant website pages to ensure that you meet a...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #194 – June 24, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 6000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 6000th or above Date and time of round: June 24, 2021 at 14:39:59 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 357 Tie-breaking rule: February 17, 2021 at 10:15:50 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #193 – June 23, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 1,002 Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,002 or above Date and time of round: June 23, 2021 at 15:41:38 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 742 Tie-breaking rule: February 18, 2021 at 04:04:56 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date...


Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On June 23, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. You may apply to the HCP stream if you: received a notification of interest on June 23, 2021 can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the el...


Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On June 16, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and International Student streams. You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker or International Student streams if you received an invitatio...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #192 – June 10, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 6,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 6,000th or above Date and time of round: June 10, 2021 at 12:29:11 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 368 Tie-breaking rule: April 28, 2021 at 05:45:14 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date a...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #191– June 9, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 940 Rank required to be invited to apply: 940th or above Date and time of round: June 09, 2021 at 13:16:30 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 711 Tie-breaking rule: February 16, 2021 at 09:06:30 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date a...


Minister Mendicino announces opening of 2 new pathways to permanent residence for Hong Kong residents
Thursday, June 10, 2021
June 8, 2021 – Ottawa – The ties that bind Canada and Hong Kong run deep. The first Hong Kongers arrived here over 150 years ago, and in the years since, Hong Kongers have made incredible contributions to this country. At this difficult moment, Canada continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Hong Kong. We are deeply concerned about China’s ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #190– May 31, 2021
Monday, May 31, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 5,956 Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,956th or above Date and time of round: May 31, 2021 at 13:19:23 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 380 Tie-breaking rule: May 28, 2021 at 14:45:22 UTC...


May 26, 2021 Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
Friday, May 28, 2021
On May 26, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream if you received an invitation to apply on May 26, 2021. If you receiv...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #189 – May 26, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 500th or above Date and time of round: May 26, 2021 at 10:41:44 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 713 Tie-breaking rule: April 06, 2021 at 09:50:14 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ...


May 25, 2021 Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
Friday, May 28, 2021
On May 25, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream if you received an invitation to apply on May 25, 2021. If you received an invitat...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #188 – May 20, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 1,842 Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,842th or above Date and time of round: May 20, 2021 at 10:10:54 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 397 Tie-breaking rule: April 24, 2021 at 12:09:24 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date an...


Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
Friday, May 28, 2021
On May 18, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream if you received an invitation to apply on May 18, 2021. If you recei...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #187 – May 13, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 4,147 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,147th or above Date and time of round: May 13, 2021 at 16:50:04 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 401 Tie-breaking rule: April 29, 2021 at 11:48:14 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date an...


May 13, 2021 Ontario’s 2021 nomination allocation
Friday, May 28, 2021
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has received its 2021 nomination allocation from the federal government. The province’s 2021 allocation is 8,350 plus an additional 250 nominations specifically for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations (National Occupational Classification – Skill Level C). The OINP continues to monitor t...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #186 – May 12, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 557 Rank required to be invited to apply: 557th or above Date and time of round: May 12, 2021 at 10:28:53 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 752 Tie-breaking rule: April 29, 2021 at 10:18:12 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and t...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #185 – April 29, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 6,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 6,000th or above Date and time of round: April 29, 2021 at 10:34:05 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 400 Tie-breaking rule: April 24, 2021 at 15:24:49 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Invitations to apply issued for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
On May 11, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued invitations to apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest system pool who may qualify for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. You may apply to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream if you received an invitation to apply on May 11, 2021. If you received an invitat...


Applications open tomorrow for new pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates of a Canadian institution
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
May 5, 2021—Ottawa—Last month, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates of a Canadian institution who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy. This special public policy will grant permane...


Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
On May 4, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you received a notification of interest on May 4, 2021. If you received a notification of interes...


April 28 Introducing the new expression of interest system
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) expression of interest system is now open for intake to the following streams: Employer Job Offer Category: Foreign Worker and International Student The OINP expects to open the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills, Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams in the near future. Please monitor the OINP website in ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #184 – April 28, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 381 Rank required to be invited to apply: 381th or above Date and time of round: April 28, 2021 at 11:00:02 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 717 Tie-breaking rule: March 16, 2021 at 21:20:50 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #183 – April 16, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 6,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 6,000th or above Date and time of round: April 16, 2021 at 21:35:52 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 417 Tie-breaking rule: March 01, 2021 at 19:53:46 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Temporary public policy to exempt certain visitors in Canada from immigration requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Background: As a result of the unprecedented upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many foreign nationals may be in Canada for the foreseeable future without the ability to seek employment as visitors. This includes former temporary foreign workers who transitioned to visitor status upon the expiry of their work permits, visitors who ...


Temporary public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for foreign nationals in Canada, outside of Quebec, with recent Canadian work experience in essential occupations
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Background In November 2020, Canada announced a target of 401,000 admissions of new permanent residents in 2021 as part of its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan. In light of the extended border closures and challenges in admitting new permanent residents from overseas, it is important to further consider temporary residents currently in Canada who could cont...


Temporary public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for foreign nationals in Canada, outside of Quebec, with a recent credential from a Canadian post-secondary institution
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Background In November 2020, Canada announced a target of 401,000 admissions of new permanent residents in 2021 as part of its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan. In light of the extended border closures and challenges in admitting new permanent residents from overseas, Canada has looked at temporary residents currently in Canada who could contribute to econ...


New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
April 14, 2021—Ottawa—Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy. These special public policies will grant permanent status to temporary wo...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #182 – April 14, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 266 Rank required to be invited to apply: 266th or above Date and time of round: April 14, 2021 at 11:01:51 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 753 Tie-breaking rule: March 01, 2021 at 15:22:18 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and...


April 13, 2021 Changes to completeness check procedure for OINP applications
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The OINP has introduced changes to the processing of applications submitted under the Express Entry and Expression of Interest (once launched) streams at intake. Effective April 13, 2021, the OINP will return and refund applications that are deemed incomplete. Applicants are expected to submit a complete application that complies with program criteria at th...


Tech draw: Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
On April 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program. You may be required to submit an Educational Credential Assessment to de...


April 13, 2021 Tech draw: Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
On April 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. You may be required to submit an Educational Credential Assessment to demonstrate that you have the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor's degree or higher...


April 9, 2021 Proposed regulatory amendments affecting the Entrepreneur Stream
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing amendments to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Entrepreneur Stream regulations: Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) The proposed amendments aim to: Accelerate the arrival of Entrepre...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #181 – April 1, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 5,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,000th or above Date and time of round: April 1, 2021 at 11:04:53 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 432 Tie-breaking rule: February 16, 2021 at 09:51:22 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the dat...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #180 – March 31, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 284 Rank required to be invited to apply: 284th or above Date and time of round: March 31, 2021 at 11:21:22 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 778 Tie-breaking rule: March 16, 2021 at 16:09:32 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and...


March 19, 2021 - 2020 OINP results
Friday, March 19, 2021
Demand for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) continues to be strong despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the province’s nomination allocation from the federal government was 7,350 nominations. An additional 250 nominations were allocated to Ontario through the NOC C Pilot, which is a Federal-Provincial partnership to increase perm...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #179 – March 18, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 5,000* Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,000th or above Date and time of round: March 18, 2021 at 11:30:56 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 449 Tie-breaking rule: February 19, 2021 at 15:59:57 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the d...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #178 – March 17, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 183* Rank required to be invited to apply: 183th or above Date and time of round: March 17, 2021 at 11:49:48 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 682 Tie-breaking rule: March 04, 2021 at 16:56:20 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date an...


Regulatory amendments to introduce an Expression of Interest system for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
Friday, March 19, 2021
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development will introduce an Expression of Interest system for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). On March 15, 2021, we filed the following amending regulations made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 to introduce an Expression of Interest system: Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) Ontario Regula...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #177 – March 8, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 671* Rank required to be invited to apply: 671th or above Date and time of round: March 08, 2021 at 13:53:21 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 739 Tie-breaking rule: February 16, 2021 at 19:10:25 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date...


Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
Friday, March 19, 2021
On March 3, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream if you received a notification of interest on March 3, 2021. If you received a notification of int...


Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Friday, March 19, 2021
On March 2, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program. The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score be...


Tech draw: Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Friday, March 19, 2021
On February 16, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program. The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system scor...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #176 – February 13, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 27,332* Rank required to be invited to apply: 27,332th or above Date and time of round: February 13, 2021 at 11:56:56 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 75 Tie-breaking rule: September 12, 2020 at 15:31:40 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #175 – February 10, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 654* Rank required to be invited to apply: 654th or above Date and time of round: February 10, 2021 at 14:31:18 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 720 Tie-breaking rule: August 14, 2020 at 06:51:00 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the dat...


Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Thursday, February 4, 2021
On February 2, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program. The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #174 – January 21, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 4,626 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,626th or above Date and time of round: January 21, 2021 at 14:22:20 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 454 Tie-breaking rule: July 23, 2020 at 17:32:00 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #173 – January 20, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Provincial Nominee Class Number of invitations issued: 374 Rank required to be invited to apply: 374th or above Date and time of round: January 20, 2021 at 14:13:12 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 741 Tie-breaking rule: September 5, 2020 at 19:39:04 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams - January 13, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
On January 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams. You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker or Skilled Trades stream if you received a notification of interest on January 13,...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #172 –January 7, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 4,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,750th or above Date and time of round: January 7, 2021 at 14:15:32 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 461 Tie-breaking rule: September 12, 2020 at 20:46:32 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the ...


2020 Parents and Grandparents Program started inviting potential sponsors to apply
Thursday, January 7, 2021
We started inviting potential sponsors for 2020 In 2020, the interest to sponsor form was open for a limited time. Since then, we removed duplicate submissions randomly selected potential sponsors to invite to apply We’ll accept 10,000 complete applications. To get up to 10,000 applications, we invite more than 10,000 potential sponsors to apply. On Janua...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #171 – January 6, 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Provincial Nominee Class Number of invitations issued: 250* Rank required to be invited to apply: 250th or above Date and time of round: January 6, 2021 at 14:39:02 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 813 Tie-breaking rule: November 2, 2020 at 11:11:52 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date a...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #170 – December 23, 2020
Thursday, January 7, 2021
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 5,000* Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,000th or above Date and time of round: December 23, 2020 at 14:40:08 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited:468 Tie-breaking rule: June 4, 2020 at 13:39:44 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ...


Canada to delay parents and grandparents 2020 immigration lottery
Friday, December 18, 2020
IRCC has notified CIC News it will hold the lottery in early 2021. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is delaying its Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2020 immigration lottery until early 2021. The lottery was planned to take place by the end of this month, but a number of factors including the global coronavirus pandemic will cause...


OINP UPDATES - December 17, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has reached its 2020 nomination allocation and continues to notify successful applicants. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued a total of 8,050 nominations to successful applicants across all streams in 2020, including 400 additional nominations received through an in-year reallocation and 50 additional NO...


OINP UPDATES - December 15, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has completed its examination of inquiries received following the opening of the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream on November 26, 2020. Users who accessed the OINPs e-Filing portal during stream opening on November 26, 2020 and who reported errors that have been independently verified by OINP syst...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #169 – December 9, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 5,000* Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,000th or above Date and time of round: December 9, 2020 at 14:30:47 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 469 Tie-breaking rule: June 4, 2020 at 22:26:05 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #168 – November 25, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 5,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,000th or above Date and time of round: November 25, 2020 at 13:04:56 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 469 Tie-breaking rule: October 15, 2020 at 08:50:10 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled maintenance and testing from Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) until Thursday, November 26, 2020.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP. Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINPs directly at ontarionominee@ontario.ca. Employer Job Offer: International...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #167 – November 18, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 5,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,000th or above Date and time of round: November 18, 2020 at 15:27:32 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472 Tie-breaking rule: October 27, 2020 at 06:18:11 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #166 – November 5, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 4,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,500th or above Date and time of round: November 5, 2020 at 12:17:58 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 478 Tie-breaking rule: October 26, 2020 at 22:44:19 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date a...


Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
On November 4, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams. You may apply to the French-Speaking Skilled Worker or Skilled Trades stream if you receive a notification of interest on November 4, 2020....


Government of Canada announces plan to support economic recovery through immigration
Saturday, October 31, 2020
October 30, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021?2023 Immigration Levels Plan today, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle class Canadians. The pandemic ...


Issued invitations to apply in the entrepreneur stream
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
On October 21, 2020 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 21 invitations to apply the entrepreneur stream. You were eligible for consideration for this round if you submitted your expression of interest between November 22, 2019 and October 16, 2020. You received an invitation to apply if your expression of interest got a score between 142 and...


OINP has closed intake to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Please note that the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream has reached the registration intake limit. The stream is now closed, and no additional registrations will be accepted until further notice....


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
All applicants must have a current job offer and up-to-date employer form The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. Due to the significant number of users expected to access the system, you may encounter a high-volume message page or be placed in a priority queue. If this oc...


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream on October 21 — All applicants must have a current job offer and up-to-date employer form
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream on October 21, 2020. The stream will open at some point during the OINP's business hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST). Due to the significant number of users expected to access the system, you may encounter a high-volume message page o...


Tech Draw: Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Thursday, October 15, 2020
On October 15, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream. If you received a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program. The OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score...


Tech Draw: Notifications of interest will be issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Thursday, October 15, 2020
On October 15, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream You may apply to the Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream if you: receive a notification of interest on October 15, 2020 can demons...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #165 – October 14, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 4,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,500th or above Date and time of round: October 14, 2020 at 13:03:22 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 471 Tie-breaking rule: September 1, 2020 at 12:11:23 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Government of Canada announces details for opening of 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program
Monday, October 5, 2020
October 5, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced details for the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program, building further on the government’s commitment to reuniting families. Over a 3-week period, from 12 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2020, to 12 p.m. EST on Novemb...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #164 – September 30, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 4,200 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,200th or above Date and time of round: September 30, 2020 at 12:37:25 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 471 Tie-breaking rule: March 2, 2020 at 12:47:08 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date an...


September 29 Update: Masters Graduate stream
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
On September 29, 2020, the Masters Graduate stream successfully opened, and closed when the internal registration limit of 1,215 was met. The stream is now closed and no additional registrations for this stream will be accepted. Demand for the OINP is high, and Ontario continuously balances intake across its streams. This includes strategically managing app...


OINP has closed intake to the Masters Graduate stream
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Please note that the Masters Graduate stream has reached the registration intake limit. The stream is now closed and no additional registrations will be accepted until further notice...


OINP now accepting applications to the Masters Graduate stream
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Masters Graduate stream. Please refer to the program update below for details....


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will accept applications to the Masters Graduate stream on September 29
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be accepting applications to the Masters Graduate stream today. Due to the significant number of users expected to access the system, you may encounter a high-volume message page or be placed in a priority queue. If this occurs, it is not a technical error and you don’t need to contact the program. Once the...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #163 – September 16, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 4,200 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,200th or above Date and time of round: September 16, 2020 at 07:25:09 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472 Tie-breaking rule: March 09, 2020 at 13:03:40 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date a...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #162 – September 2, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 4,200 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,200th or above Date and time of round: September 2, 2020 at 14:17:32 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 475 Tie-breaking rule: August 16, 2020 at 01:22:18 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date a...


Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
On August 26, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream and have specific work experience. You may apply to the Human Capital Priorities stream if you (i) received a NOI on August 26, 2020; and (ii) can de...


Important new measures on post-graduation work permit eligibility for students beginning programs online
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Ottawa, August 26, 2020—Many prospective international students who would like to study in Canada this fall are facing uncertainty due to travel restrictions. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada recognizes this, and will continue to ensure that Canada’s immigration programs are flexible to respond to these uncertainties with 3 new measures on post-g...


Facilitative measures to support international students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020 Backgrounder Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has made a number of temporary policy changes intended to support international students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Applying for a study permit Students who have submitted a complete application will receive priority processing and will be ready to travel to Cana...


Change intended to benefit employers who are still facing difficulties finding workers
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
August 24, 2020—Ottawa—Visitors who are currently in Canada and have a valid job offer will be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit and, if approved, receive the permit without having to leave the country, thanks to a new public policy announced today by the Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Th...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #161 – August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,300 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,300th or above Date and time of round: August 20, 2020 at 11:10:05 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 454 Tie-breaking rule: July 27, 2020 at 17:05:11 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Update: Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
On August 19, 2020, the OINP’s Employer Job Offer: International Student stream successfully opened, and closed when the internal registration limit of 1250 was met. The stream remains closed and no additional registrations for this stream will be accepted. Demand for the OINP is high, and Ontario continuously balances intake across its streams. This includ...


August 19, 2020 OINP has closed intake to the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Please note that the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream has reached the registration intake limit. The stream is now closed and no additional registrations will be accepted until further notice....


OINP now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream. Due to the significant number of users expected to access the system, you may encounter a high volume message page or be placed in a priority queue. If this occurs, it is not a technical error and you do not need to contact the...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #160 – August 19, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Provincial Nominee Class Number of invitations issued: 600 Rank required to be invited to apply: 600th or above Date and time of round: August 19, 2020 at 12:41:09 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 771 Tie-breaking rule: July 24, 2020 at 11:39:23 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and t...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #159 – August 6, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Federal Skilled Trades Number of invitations issued: 250 Rank required to be invited to apply: 250th or above Date and time of round: August 6, 2020 at 13:46:53 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 415 Tie-breaking rule: June 2, 2020 at 09:35:31 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time t...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #158 – August 5, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: August 5, 2020 at 13:10:05 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 476 Tie-breaking rule: July 27, 2020 at 01:02:47 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ti...


Open work permit pilot program extended for spouse or common-law partner in Canada class
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Ottawa, July 30, 2020—The Government of Canada is extending the open work permit pilot for spouses and common-law partners applying for permanent residence under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class until the regulatory changes come into force to permanently implement this policy. Support for families is a priority for the Government, and these ...


Tech Draw: OINP to issue Notifications of Interest for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
On July 29, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream and have specific work experience. If you receive a NOI, you do not need to contact the program. If you receive a NOI on July 29, 2020 and can dem...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #157 – July 23, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,343 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,343th or above Date and time of round: July 23, 2020 at 12:24:39 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 445 Tie-breaking rule: July 12, 2020 at 15:16:55 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date an...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #156 – July 22, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Provincial Nominee Class Number of invitations issued: 557 Rank required to be invited to apply: 557th or above Date and time of round: July 22, 2020 at 12:15:22 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 687 Tie-breaking rule: November 11, 2019 at 08:51:21 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #155 – July 8, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: July 8, 2020 at 13:08:41 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 478 Tie-breaking rule: February 11, 2020 at 03:17:13 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #154 – June 25, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,508 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,508th or above Date and time of round: June 25, 2020 at 11:29:27 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 431 Tie-breaking rule: April 3, 2020 at 12:56:32 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date an...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #153 – June 24, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Provincial Nominee Class Number of invitations issued: 392 Rank required to be invited to apply: 392th or above Date and time of round: June 24, 2020 at 11:24:10 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 696 Tie-breaking rule: April 23, 2020 at 10:39:30 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ti...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #152 – June 11, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,559 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,559th or above Date and time of round: June 11, 2020 at 13:33:58 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 437 Tie-breaking rule: May 25, 2020 at 00:31:43 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #151 – June 10, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Provincial Nominee Class Number of invitations issued: 341 Rank required to be invited to apply: 341th or above Date and time of round: June 10, 2020 at 13:49:43 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 743 Tie-breaking rule: April 14, 2020 at 13:25:51 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ti...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #150 – May 28, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,515 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,515th or above Date and time of round: May 28, 2020 at 11:35:51 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 440 Tie-breaking rule: March 7, 2020 at 10:36:59 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date an...


COVID-19 emergency order
Thursday, May 21, 2020
On March 17, 2020, the Government of Ontario declared an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all individuals and families in Ontario. This Declaration of Emergency was extended on April 14 and remains in effect. Attention applicants The Ontario Imm...


Notice to employers supporting an application under Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker or In Demand Skills Stream
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Employers must demonstrate that reasonable efforts were made to recruit a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident prior to offering the position to the applicant, unless: the applicant already has a valid work permit to work in Ontario, or the employer has a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for the position The OINP is designed to assist em...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #148 – May 14, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,371 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,371th or above Date and time of round: May 15, 2020 at 12:46:53 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 447 Tie-breaking rule: December 23, 2019 at 10:01:06 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date...


Tech Draw: Issuance of Notifications of Interest under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
Friday, May 15, 2020
On May 13, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates with Canadian work experience who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream. If you received a NOI, you do not need to contact the program. The OINP targeted candidates with a CRS between 421 and 45...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #146 – April 30, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,311 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,311st or above Date and time of round: May 1, 2020 at 11:33:47 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 452 Tie-breaking rule: October 10, 2019 at 19:15:28 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date a...


Issuance of Notifications of Interest under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
Friday, May 1, 2020
On April 30, 2020 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. To manage demand, NOIs were issued to candidates who had a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) between 432 and 454. If you received a NOI, you do not need to co...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – #145 April 29, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Provincial Nominee Class Number of invitations issued: 589 Rank required to be invited to apply: 589th or above Date and time of round: April 29, 2020 at 11:17:20 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 692 Tie-breaking rule: March 11, 2020 at 13:46:21 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and t...


Issuance of Notifications of Interest by Targeted Occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
On April 29, 2020 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream. If you received a NOC, you do not need to contact the program. The OINP targeted candidates with work experience in the following National Occupational Classificatio...


Canadian immigration processing fees increase April 30, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Canada’s immigration department is increasing processing fees at the end of the month for foreign nationals who wish to become permanent residents. The fees that foreign nationals pay include operational, processing and service delivery costs related to all permanent residence immigration programs. The new regulations come into effect on April 30, at 9 a....


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – #144 April 16, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,782 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,782nd or above Date and time of round: April 16, 2020 at 15:20:02 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 455 Tie-breaking rule: January 20, 2020 at 17:37:33 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the dat...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 9, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Provincial nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 606* Rank required to be invited to apply: 606th or above Date and time of round: April 9, 2020 at 14:14:53 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 698 Tie-breaking rule: December 18, 2020 at 11:29:51 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (March)
Monday, March 30, 2020
Ottawa, March 27, 2020—Due to the current focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will delay the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program to accepting new applications. The launch of the annual call for expressions of interest to apply was anticipated in the coming weeks. Given the ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – March 23, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020
Canadian Experience Class Number of invitations issued: 3,232 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,232st or above Date and time of round: March 23, 2020 at 16:12:27 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 467 Tie-breaking rule: November 25, 2019 at 14:00:35 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the da...


2019 OINP Results
Monday, March 23, 2020
Demand for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is strong. The province’s nomination allocation from the federal government was 6,650 in 2019. The OINP met its full 2019 nomination allocation in November. In December, the federal government granted Ontario an additional 700 nominations, which were allocated before year end. In 2019, the OINP also no...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #139 – March 18, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Provincial Nominee Program Number of invitations issued: 668 Rank required to be invited to apply: 668th or above Date and time of round: March 19, 2020 at 02:04:06 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 720 Tie-breaking rule: March 19, 2020 at 02:04:06 UTC...


OINP has closed intake to the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker Streams
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Please note that the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker Streams are now closed, and no additional registrations will be accepted until further notice. The Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream remains open to applications at this time....


OINP now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker Streams
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to both the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker streams. Once the intake limits have been met, the system will automatically prevent further registrations from being submitted. Should the limits be met outside regular business hours, a notice will be posted o...


OINP now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream. Once the intake limit has been met, the system will automatically prevent further registrations from being submitted. Should the limit be met outside regular business hours, a notice will be posted on this page the next busines...


OINP Entrepreneur Stream – Invitations to Apply Issued
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
On February 26, 2020 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 20 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Entrepreneur Stream (OINP:ES). Expressions of Interest (EOIs) received and scored by the OINP:ES between November 22, 2019 and February 14, 2020 were eligible for consideration for this ITA Round. ITAs were issued for EOIs that received a score o...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – February 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Number of invitations issued: 4,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,500th or above Date and time of round: February 19, 2020 at 13:19:54 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 470 Tie-breaking rule: January 13, 2020 at 10:52:52 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitte...


Issuance of Notifications of Interest by Targeted Occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
Thursday, February 13, 2020
On February 13, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOI) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream. If you received a NOI, you do not need to contact the program. The OINP targeted candidates with a CRS between 467 and 471, and work experience in ...


Special measures to help temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Ottawa, February 7, 2020—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has put special measures in place to help temporary and permanent residents, as well as applicants, who have been affected by disruptions related to the novel coronavirus. These measures are being implemented following the temporary closure of the 11 visa application centres (VACs)...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – February 5, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 3,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,500th or above Date and time of round: February 5, 2020 at 13:11:46 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472 Tie-breaking rule: January 30, 2020 at 07:36:26 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date a...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #135 – January 22, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
No program specified Number of invitations issued: 3,400 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,400th or above Date and time of round: January 22, 2020 at 13:35:06 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 471 Tie-breaking rule: May 9, 2019 at 01:16:02 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ti...


2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates - January 16, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (Act) is the regulatory framework that allows Ontario to effectively carry out its responsibilities in the immigration sector. The proposed regulatory amendments would amend selection criteria for the employer job offer based categories of applicants for a certificate of nomination established under Ontario Regulation 421/1...


2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates - January 15, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Tech Draw: Issuance of Notifications of Interest under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream On January 15, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream. If you received a NOI, you do not ne...


2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates - January 09, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020
Issuance of Notifications of Interest under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream On January 9, 2020 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. To manage demand, NOIs were issued to candidates wh...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #134 – January 8, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3(1)(i) and (j) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (January 8, 2020). Ottawa, January 8, 2020 MARCO E.L. MENDICINO Minister of Citizenship and Immig...


2020 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates - January 02, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020
Important Notice The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has reached its increased 2019 nomination allocation and has started to notify successful applicants. The OINP has issued a total of 7350 nominations to successful applicants across all streams in 2019, including the 700 additional nominations received through an in-year reallocation. An additional 41 n...


Update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program
Friday, January 10, 2020
Ottawa, December 30, 2019 —To ensure that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has sufficient time to complete the development of a new intake process for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program, the reopening of the program will be postponed until Ministerial Instructions are issued. This means that the opportunity to express interest in s...


2019 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates - December 31, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has reached its increased 2019 nomination allocation and has started to notify successful applicants. The OINP has issued a total of 7350 nominations to successful applicants across all streams in 2019, including the 700 additional nominations received through an in-year reallocation. An additional 41 nominations were is...


Details of 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program coming soon
Friday, January 10, 2020
Ottawa, December 16, 2019— Family reunification is a top immigration priority for the Government of Canada. The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) continues to be very popular, with high demand for sponsorship from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. More information on plans for the intake process for the program in 2020 will be available soon. ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #133 - December 19, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
No Program specified. Number of invitations issued: 3,200 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,200th or above Date and time of round: December 19, 2019 at 13:21:53 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 469 Tie-breaking rule: November 14, 2019 at 08:41:33 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the dat...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #132 - December 11, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
No Program specified. Number of invitations issued: 3,200 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,200th or above Date and time of round: December 11, 2019 at 13:26:03 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472 Tie-breaking rule: December 6, 2019 at 03:03:49 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #131 - November 27, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
No Program specified. Number of invitations issued: 3,600 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above Date and time of round: November 27, 2019 at 12:44:41 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 471 Tie-breaking rule: November 11, 2019 at 6:29:10 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #130 - November 13, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
No Program specified. Number of invitations issued: 3,600 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above Date and time of round: November 13, 2019 at 12:40:01 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472 Tie-breaking rule: October 8, 2019 at 10:46:01 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #129 - October 30, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
No Program specified. Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: October 30, 2019 at 12:50:09 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 475 Tie-breaking rule: August 29, 2019 at 03:50:24 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date a...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #128 - October 16, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
Federal Skilled Trades Number of invitations issued: 500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 500th or above Date and time of round: October 16, 2019 at 12:56:58 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 357 Tie-breaking rule: March 4, 2019 at 20:36:42 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and ti...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #127 - October 02, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
No Program specified Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: October 2, 2019 at 12:16:25 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 464 Tie-breaking rule: September 20, 2019 at 15:05:04 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #126 - September 18, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
No Program specified. Number of invitations issued: 3,600 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above Date and time of round: September 18, 2019 at 17:52:51 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 462 Tie-breaking rule: August 29, 2019 at 07:57:13 UTC If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #125 – September 4, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – September 4, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,600 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above Date and time of round: September 4, 2019 at 13:36:34 UTC CRS score o...


OINP-- Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
August 27, 2019 OINP is now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream. To apply, applicants must access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the OINP website. The link to the e-Filing Portal is located o...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #124 – August 20, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – August 20, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,600 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above Date and time of round: August 20, 2019 at 11:51:30 UTC CRS score of lo...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #123 – August 12, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – August 12, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,600 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above Date and time of round: August 12, 2019 at 12:36:51 UTC CRS score of lo...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #122 – July 24, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – July 24, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,600 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above Date and time of round: July 24, 2019 at 12:55:38 UTC CRS score of lowest...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #121 – July 10, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – July 10, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,600 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above Date and time of round: July 10, 2019 at 12:31:36 UTC CRS score of lowest...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #120 – June 26, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Results: Rounds of invitations Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – June 26, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,350 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above Date and time of round: June 26, 2019 at 12...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #119 – June 12, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – June 12, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,350 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above Date and time of round: June 12, 2019 at 11:59:22 UTC CRS score of lowest...


June 3, 2019 Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream: Issuance of Notifications of Interest by Targeted Occupations
Monday, June 3, 2019
June 3, 2019 Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream: Issuance of Notifications of Interest by Targeted Occupations On May 31, 2019, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream. The OINP targeted candid...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #118 – May 29, 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – May 29, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,350 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above Date and time of round: May 29, 2019 at 12:09:37 UTC CRS score of lowest-r...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #117 – May 15, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – May 15, 2019 Program specified: Federal Skilled Trades See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 500th or above Date and time of round: May 15, 2019 at 11:23:38 UTC CRS ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #116 – May 1, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – May 1, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,350 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above Date and time of round: May 1, 2019 at 12:03:02 UTC CRS score of lowest-ran...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #115 – April 17, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 17, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,350 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above Date and time of round: April 17, 2019 at 15:26:33 UTC CRS score of lowe...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #114 – April 3, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 3, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,350 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above Date and time of round: April 3, 2019 at 17:37:40 UTC CRS score of lowest...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #113 – March 20, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – March 20, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,350 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above Date and time of round: March 20, 2019 at 11:44:52 UTC CRS score of lowe...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #112 – March 6, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Results: Rounds of invitations Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – March 6, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,350 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above Date and time of round: March 6, 2019 at 1...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #111 – February 20, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – February 20, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,350 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above Date and time of round: February 20, 2019 at 01:43:14 UTC CRS score o...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #109 – January 23, 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – January 23, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: January 23, 2019 at 14:19:24 UTC CRS score of ...


New and improved intake process for sponsorship of parents and grandparents to launch on January 28, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Today, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, announced the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program interest to sponsor form will be available to potential sponsors starting at noon EST on January 28, 2019. The launch of the 2019 PGP Program will include a new and improved intake pr...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #108 – January 9, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Results: Rounds of invitations Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – January 9, 2019 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: January 10, 2019...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #106 – December 19, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – December 19, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: December 19, 2018 at 12:35:17 UTC CRS score o...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #105 – December 12, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Results: Rounds of invitations Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – December 12, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: December 12, 2...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #104 – November 28, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – November 28, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: November 28, 2018 at 12:14:58 UTC CRS score o...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #103 – November 15, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – November 14, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: November 15, 2018 at 14:06:07 UTC CRS score o...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #102 – October 29, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – October 29, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: October 29, 2018 at 16:36:30 UTC CRS score of ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #101 – October 15, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – October 15, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: October 15, 2018 at 12:11:46 UTC CRS score of ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #100 – October 3, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – October 3, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: October 3, 2018 at 11:20:04 UTC CRS score of lo...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #99 – September 19, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
inisterial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – September 19, 2018 Round #99 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,500th or above Date and time of round: September 19, 2018 at 11:29:46 UTC ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #97 – September 5, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – September 5, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,900 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above Date and time of round: September 5, 2018 at 13:10:19 UTC CRS score o...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #96 – August 22, 2018
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – August 22, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,750th or above Date and time of round: August 22, 2018 at 13:19:10 UTC CRS score of lo...


Government of Canada to improve application intake system and accept more sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents
Monday, August 20, 2018
August 20, 2018 – Surrey, BC – To help reunite even more parents and grandparents with their families in Canada, today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that the Government of Canada will accept up to 20 000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents, in 2019. This is 4 times the numb...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #95 – August 8, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – August 8, 2018 No program specified Number of invitations issued: 3,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,750th or above Date and time of round: August 8, 2018 at 11:56:30 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 440 Tie-brea...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #94 – July 25, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – July 25, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,750th or above Date and time of round: July 25, 2018 at 12:43:04 UTC CRS score of lowest...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #93 – July 11, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – July 11, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,750th or above Date and time of round: July 11, 2018 at 12:09:46 UTC CRS score of lowest...


New deadline to complete your permanent resident application (Express Entry)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The deadline to submit your application for permanent residence is now 60 days. If you were invited to apply before June 26, 2018, you still have 90 days to complete your application. If you’re invited to apply after June 26, 2018, you’ll have 60 days to complete your application....


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #92 – June 25, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – June 25, 2018 No program specified Number of invitations issued: 3,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,750th or above Date and time of round: June 25, 2018 at 12:11:51 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 442 Tie-breaki...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #89 – May 9, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – May 9, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,500th or above Date and time of round: May 9, 2018 at 12:28:41 UTC CRS score of lowest-ran...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #88 – April 25, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 25, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,500th or above Date and time of round: April 25, 2018 at 12:40:15 UTC CRS score of lowe...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #87 – April 11, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 11, 2018 No program specified Number of invitations issued: 3,500 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,500th or above Date and time of round: April 11, 2018 at 12:50:17 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 444 Tie-brea...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #86 – March 26, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Number of invitations issued: 3,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000th or above Date and time of round: March 26, 2018 at 12:00:18 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 446 Tie-breaking rule: February 23, 2018 at 08:06:19 UTC...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #85 – March 14, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – March 14, 2018 No program specified See full text of Ministerial Instruction Number of invitations issued: 3,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000th or above Date and time of round: March 14, 2018 at 12:08:58 UTC CRS score of lowe...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #84 – February 21, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Number of invitations issued: 3,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000th or above Date and time of round: February 21, 2018 at 13:29:23 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 442 Tie-breaking rule: February 11, 2018 at 17:03:32 UTC ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #83 – February 7, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Number of invitations issued: 3,000 Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000th or above Date and time of round: February 7, 2018 at 16:55:01 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 442 Tie-breaking rule: May 29, 2017 at 07:01:15 UTC...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #82 – January 24, 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Number of invitations issued: 2,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,750th or above Date and time of round: January 24, 2018 at 13:38:00 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 444 Tie-breaking rule: January 17, 2018 at 12:33:00 UTC...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #81 – January 10, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Number of invitations issued: 2,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,750th or above Date and time of round: January 10, 2018 at 12:15:38 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 446 Tie-breaking rule: November 18, 2017 at 6:30:42 UTC...


2018 Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
If you appear to be eligible, you must fill out a short online form to let us know you're interested in sponsoring. The online submission form to show your interest is available: as of at noon EST on January 2, 2018 and ending at noon EST on February 1, 2018. After February 1, we’ll randomly select potential sponsors and invite them to apply. You should w...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #80 – December 20, 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Number of invitations issued: 2,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,750th or above Date and time of round: December 20, 2017 at 13:29:55 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 446...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #79 – December 6, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Number of invitations issued: 2,750 Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,750th or above Date and time of round: December 6, 2017 at 14:00:00 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 452...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #78 – November 15, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING INVITATIONS TO APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE UNDER THE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM (NOVEMBER 15, 2017) Number of invitations issued: 2,750Footnote * Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,750th or above Date and time of round: November 15, 2017 at 17:54:19 UTC CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 439...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #77 – November 8, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3(1)(i) and (j) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (November 8, 2017). Ottawa, November 8, 2017 AHMED D. HUSSEN Minister of Citizenship and Immigrat...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #74 – October 18, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (October 18, 2017). Ottawa, October 18, 2017 AHMED D. HUSSEN Minister of Citizenship and Immigration MINISTERI...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #73 – October 4, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (October 4, 2017). Ottawa, October 4, 2017 AHMED D. HUSSEN Minister of Citizenship and Immigration MINISTERIAL...


Government of Canada implements new legislative changes to the Citizenship Act
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
News Release From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada October 4, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide greater flexibility in meeting requirements for those who wish to obtain Canadian citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today a significant ...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #72 – September 20, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (September 20, 2017). Ottawa, September 20, 2017 AHMED D. HUSSEN Minister of Citizenship and Immigration MINIS...


Re: Ontario Corporate Stream Now Accepting Online Applications .
Monday, September 11, 2017
September 7, 2017 IMPORTANT NOTICE Re: Corporate Stream Now Accepting Online Applications The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has launched an online application system to make it easier to apply to the Corporate Stream and improve processing times for applicants. Are you eligible? You may be eligible for this program if you have a viable busi...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #71 – September 6, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (September 6, 2017). Ottawa, September 6, 2017 AHMED D. HUSSEN Minister of Citizenship and Immigration MINISTE...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #70 – August 23, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (August 23, 2017). Ottawa, August 23, 2017 AHMED D. HUSSEN Minister of Citizenship and Immigration MINISTERIAL...


Launch of new Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream for OINP
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
August 16, 2017 IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: Launch of new Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has launched a new pilot for workers in high demand occupations with a job offer in Ontario. Applications for the Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream are now being accepted. To be eligible to apply for the In...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #69 – August 9, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (August 9, 2017). Ottawa, August 9, 2017 AHMED D. HUSSEN Minister of Citizenship and Immigration MINISTERIAL I...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #68 – August 2, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (August 2, 2017). Ottawa, August 2, 2017 AHMED D. HUSSEN Minister of Citizenship and Immigration MINISTERIAL I...


Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream – A Hold on Intake
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017 Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) has recently seen a surge in applications. The stream has reached its current registration limit and no additional registrations for this stream can be accepted at this time. The program will also place a hold on sending any additional Notifications of Interest for the Human Capita...


OINP-Employer Job Offer Streams now accepting applications
Monday, July 24, 2017
July 20, 2017 IMPORTANT NOTICE Re: Employer Job Offer Streams now accepting applications The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications for the Employer Job Offer Streams – Foreign Workers and International Students. The OINP is monitoring the intake of applications with respect to the limits of Ontario’s federal nomination al...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – July 12, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (July 12, 2017). Ottawa, July 12, 2017 AHMED D. HUSSEN Minister of Citizenship and Immigration MINISTERIAL INS...


Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream: Issuance of Notifications of Interest
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will resume issuing Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to applicants who qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream the week of April 10-14, 2017. Prospective applicants are encouraged to create a new profile in the Express Entry (EE) system to make it easier for Ontario to identify t...


Express Entry improvements: Spring 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Backgrounder From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Express Entry is Canada’s flagship application management system for key economic immigration programs, including the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program. Programs managed through the E...


Canada to welcome more French-speaking skilled immigrants with new changes to Express Entry
Friday, March 31, 2017
News Release From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada March 31, 2017—Moncton, NB – Canadians are building a world-leading innovation economy. One way to do this is by making improvements to Express Entry—Canada’s flagship skilled-worker immigration application management system. Programs managed through the Express Entry system attract high-skille...


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #56 – March 1, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (March 1, 2017). Ottawa, March 1, 2017 Ahmed D. Hussen Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Ministerial I...


Ontario Continuing to Welcome Newcomers with Expanded and Modernized Immigration Program
Thursday, February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 12:15 P.M.Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Ontario is continuing to help businesses attract the talented people they need to compete globally by accepting more skilled newcomers than ever before through its successful Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and Deb Matthews...


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates
Thursday, February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 IMPORTANT NOTICE Re: International Masters and PhD Graduate Streams and Human Capital Priorities Stream to reopen next week with online application systems Next week, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be reopening and launching online applications for the: 1) International PhD Graduate Stream 2) International Masters G...


Notice – Changes for 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program
Monday, January 30, 2017
Ottawa, January 3, 2017—The 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) re-opens today. On December 14, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced changes to how applicants will apply to sponsor under the PGP. Starting today at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), if you want to sponsor your parents or grandparents, you must start by com...


Changes to 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program application intake process
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Family reunification is a key immigration commitment of the Government of Canada. The Parent and Grandparent Program brings together thousands of families each year. For 2017, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced changes to how sponsorship applications will be submitted under the program. In recent...


Government of Canada delivering faster processing and shorter wait times for spousal reunification
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The Government of Canada is making it faster and easier for Canadians and permanent residents to reunite with their spouses. At the direction of the Minister, earlier this year Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began a concerted effort to reduce processing times. From the start of 2016 to the fall, processing times were reduced by 15 perce...


Canada lifts visa requirement on Mexico
Thursday, December 1, 2016
today, the Government of Canada has lifted the visa requirement on Mexico. The visa lift underscores the great importance Canada places on its friendship with Mexico, and the closer ties that will come from lifting the visa. The removal of the visa requirement is expected to improve Canada’s overall competitiveness as a tourism destination, as well as encou...


Improvements to Express Entry on the way
Monday, November 14, 2016
Changes to Express Entry, which will take effect on November 19, are part of a number of improvements the Government is making on a continual basis to bring changes for a more fair and responsive immigration system that will address emerging needs and ensure long-term economic growth for the middle class. Improvements include awarding points for job offers ...


Travellers to Canada take note: End of leniency period for Electronic Travel Authorization
Thursday, November 3, 2016
The Government of Canada is reminding travellers to get the appropriate travel documents before booking a flight to Canada. Starting November 10, 2016, visa-exempt travellers (except United States (U.S.) citizens) will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board their flight to Canada. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, will need a valid...


2017 Immigration Plan - Setting the Foundation for Economic Growth
Monday, October 31, 2016
The Government of Canada is committed to an immigration system that strengthens the Canadian middle class through economic growth and attracting investment, supports diversity and helps build vibrant, dynamic and inclusive communities. The story of Canadian immigration is inseparable from the story of Canada itself. Over the summer, Canadians from coast to...


Canada announces its intention to allow all Romanians and Bulgarians to travel to Canada visa-free on December 1, 2017
Monday, October 31, 2016
The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today the Government of Canada’s intention to lift the visa requirements for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens on December 1, 2017. It demonstrates the importance that the Government of Canada places on its relationship with both countries and with the EU more broadly. ...