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Express Entry Provincial Nominee

Ontario

Minimum requirements

To be nominated by a province and substantially increase Express Entry CRS, the applicant must have a valid Express Entry profile, meets and maintains minimum requirements of either Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades or Canadian Experience Class stream

Human Capital Priorities

Candidate with highly-skilled work experience

Work experience
1 year of full-time work experience under TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 occupations, within 5 years if outside Canada or 3 years if inside Canada
Education
Equivalent to a Canadian bachelor's degree or better
Language
CLB 7
Skilled Trades

Candidate living in Ontario with skilled trades work experience

Work experience
1 year in Ontario within the last 2 years under NOC 72XXX (except 726XX), 73XXX, 82XXX, 83XXX, 931XX, 63201, 63202
Education
Certificate, membership or license to practice if used to/currently working in regulated occupations
Current residence
In Ontario with a valid work permit
Language
CLB 5
French-Speaking S.Worker

Candidates fluent in French and highly proficient in English

Work experience
1 consecutive year of full-time under TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 occupations within the last 5 years if under FSW stream or 3 years if under CEC stream
Graduation
Equivalent to a Canadian bachelor's degree or better
Language
French CLB 7, and
English CLB 6

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee the applicant will receive the invitation. Please refer the application process.
The province only invites candidates whose primary occupation meets economic priorities. Candidates cannot apply to these streams unless invited directly by the province.

Application process

Process timeline of preparing and reviewing the application
between applicant with Provincial and Federal Government

Open Express Entry Profile
Stage 1

Submit an Express Entry profile to IRCC when eligible with Ontario as the destination. The profile is scored and ranked.Profile valid for 12 months

Provincial invitation
Stage 2

Depending on allocation quota, candidates working in priority occupations will be invited directly to submit the nomination application.
Submit the application within 45 days

Decision of Nomination
Stage 3

Application approved, the applicant receives a Nomination Certificate to update their Express Entry profile and receive additional points.
Province reviews in 60 - 90 days

Federal invitation
Stage 4

Applicant having a higher CRS score or same CRS score with the profile created earlier will receive invitation to apply.
Profiles are selected every 2 weeks

Get PR Status
Stage 5

Application approved, the applicant gets Permanent Resident status after landing or confirming on IRCC Portal.IRCC reviews in 6 months

Candidate who has submitted their application to IRCC before the expiry of work permit may apply for a work permit extension to continue working legally.
Having a job offer is not required under Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program for Express Entry

Success factors

Crucial elements affect the decision

Settlement fund
Age
Language
French
Canadian work experience
Education
Work experience
Management experience
Admissible
Employer supports
Occupation in Canada
Job position
Field study in Canada
Employer Letter of Support
Community referral letter
Farm experience
Job offer
Business proposal
Residential area
Provincial nomination
Education in Canada
Express Entry profile
Provincial invitation

Entitlement

Benefits the applicant and their accompanying family members are entitled to when becoming permanent residents

Family-friendly
Family-friendly

The immigration application includes the applicant's spouse and children

Work and study
Work and study

Keep working legally with the letter of support for work permit renewal

Medical
Medical

Access to high-quality modern public health care as same as Canadian

Education
Education

Free or lower tuition for children depends on the level of education

Benefits
Benefits

Access to social benefits as same as Canadian

Mobility right
Mobility right

Live and work anywhere under Permanent Resident status

Sponsorship
Sponsorship

Ability to sponsor relatives if the conditions are met

Naturalization
Naturalization

Ability to obtain citizenship if residency conditions are met

Specific requirements

Important requirements the applicant should note

Basic requirements

  • Have a valid Express Entry profile, meet and maintain all requirements of either Federal Skilled Workers or Canadian Experience Class stream
  • Intend and have the ability to live permanently in Ontario
  • Have a legal or maintained status until the time of nomination (visitor record, study permit or work permit)

* Candidate cannot apply for this program on provincial EOI system
* The province will directly notify candidates using Express Entry system based on candidate's primary occupation and provincial economic priorities

Work experience

  • At least 1 year of continuous full-time work experience or equivalent within the last 5 years under TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 occupations if applying under Federal Skilled Workers stream, or
  • At least 1 year of full-time work experience or equivalent within the last 3 years under TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 occupations if applying under Canadian Experience Class stream

Education

Language

Minimum CLB 7, assessed by 1 of 4 language proficiency tests within the last 2 years:

Settlement fund

Proof of funds to support yourself and family members during the period of adaptation after your arrival, based on Low Income Cut-Off threshold and family size:

Quy mô gia đìnhTài chính yêu cầu (CAD)
1$13,757
2$17,127
3$21,055
4$25,564
5$28,994
6$32,700
7$36,407
Each additional family member$3,706

Basic requirements

  • Have a valid Express Entry profile and are eligible for Federal Skilled Trade stream
  • Intend and have the ability to live permanently in Ontario
  • Are living in Ontario on a valid or maintained work permit

* Candidate cannot apply for this program on provincial EOI system
* The province will directly notify candidates using Express Entry system based on candidate's primary occupation and provincial economic priorities

Work experience

  • At least 1 year of full-time work experience or equivalent within the last 2 years under NOC TEER 72XXX (except 726XX), 73XXX, 82XXX, 83XXX, 931XX, 63201, 63202 occupation

Education

  • License or certification to practice issued by a regulatory body in Ontario if required

Language

Minimum CLB 5, assessed by 1 of 4 language proficiency tests within the last 2 years:

Settlement fund

Proof of funds to support yourself and family members during the period of adaptation after your arrival, based on Low Income Cut-Off threshold and family size:

Quy mô gia đìnhTài chính yêu cầu (CAD)
1$13,757
2$17,127
3$21,055
4$25,564
5$28,994
6$32,700
7$36,407
Each additional family member$3,706

Basic requirements

  • Have a valid Express Entry profile, meet and maintain all requirements of either Federal Skilled Workers or Canadian Experience Class stream
  • Intend and have the ability to live permanently in Ontario
  • Have a legal or maintained status until the time of nomination (visitor record, study permit or work permit)

* Candidate cannot apply for this program on provincial EOI system
* The province will directly notify candidates using Express Entry system based on candidate's primary occupation and provincial economic priorities

Work experience

  • At least 1 year of continuous full-time work experience or equivalent within the last 5 years under TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 occupations if applying under Federal Skilled Workers stream, or
  • At least 1 year of full-time work experience or equivalent within the last 3 years under TEER category 0, 1, 2 or 3 occupations if applying under Canadian Experience Class stream

Education

Language

Minimum CLB 7, assessed by 1 of 2 language proficiency tests within the last 2 years:

Minimum CLB 6, assessed by 1 of 2 language proficiency tests within the last 2 years:

Settlement fund

Proof of funds to support yourself and family members during the period of adaptation after your arrival, based on Low Income Cut-Off threshold and family size:

Quy mô gia đìnhTài chính yêu cầu (CAD)
1$13,757
2$17,127
3$21,055
4$25,564
5$28,994
6$32,700
7$36,407
Each additional family member$3,706

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