If you are thinking about Ontario immigration, you should consider the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program.
The Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program speeds up the immigration process for your permanent resident visa. It allows Ontario to nominate applicants who qualify under provincially established criteria for Permanent Resident Status.
Successful applicants will receive an Ontario Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will speed-up the Canada Immigration Permanent Resident card application process.
Individuals nominated by the Government of Ontario, together with their spouse/common-law partner and dependent children, can apply for a permanent resident visa through Canadian Immigration as a Provincial Nominee.
Under the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program, there are three categories you can apply under:
To qualify, investments must be of significant importance to Ontario and must create jobs for Ontarians. New investments and expansions to current operations are eligible. Investments need to meet the following eligibility guidelines:
If you are an employer, business owner, investor, skilled worker, or a student looking for more information about Ontario immigration under Ontario’s Provincial Nominee program, please fill out an enquiry form or contact us directly!
Under the various Provincial Nominee Programs, the participating provinces seek to attract skilled workers under immigration agreements with the Canadian government.
Canada is one of the most popular immigration destinations in the world and has one of the largest foreign born populations of OECD countries. Most Canadian immigrants come to the country as skilled workers – either as temporary foreign workers, permanent residents under its points based skilled migration scheme, or as provincial and territorial nominees.
The Provincial Nominee program allows provinces and territories to nominate business immigrants who will live and work in Canada and receive Canadian permanent residence cards. Provincial Nominee applications are given preference over other skilled visa applicants by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
In general, there are two ways you can immigrate to Canada as a Provincial Nominee: either as a skilled worker with a job offer or as a business entrepreneur. Some provinces and territories have additional variations on these basic categories.
For instance, in addition to an entrepreneur category, the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program has the Immigrant Partner category which allows up to three migrants to come under the nominee program if they will partner together in a business.
In the case of Ontario, there is the Employer category for employers who wish to hire foreign skilled workers and the Multinational Investor Category, which is meant to aid companies planning to make major investments in Ontario by fast-tracking work permits and permanent residence cards for key personnel.
Many provinces also have special categories for students wishing to gain permanent residence and employment after their studies. Additionally, you may be able to qualify for this immigration program if you have family residing in Canada.
In most cases, an employer wishing to hire you under the provincial nominee program can state their case for hiring foreign talent to the provincial government. Once approved, they can then have you apply for permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Program.
Canadian Immigration and Citizenship then makes a final decision on your application.
If you are an employer, business owner, investor, skilled worker, or a student looking for more information about Canada’s Provincial Nominee program, please fill out an enquiry form or contact us directly!
Please contact us to see if you may qualify under this program.