OINP Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
This is how to apply for permanent residence in Ontario/Canada if you are an international student with a job offer in Ontario.
WHO CAN APPLY:
This stream is open to international students in and outside of Canada.
Applicant must have received from an eligible Canadian institution:
- a degree or diploma that takes at least two years to complete if you study on a full-time basis, or
- a degree, diploma or certificate that takes at least one year to complete if you study on a full-time basis and that requires a completed degree (only) as an admission requirement
- degree or diploma must be earned at one of the Eligible Canadian Colleges and Universities (complete list of those educational institutions can be found on the official web site).
You must also have completed more than half of your studies while living and studying in Canada.
Note: Full-time study is determined by your college or university. Generally, it means a minimum of 15 hours of instruction per week during the academic year, including any period of training in the workplace that is part of your studies.
If you need a licence or other authorization for the job that you have been offered, you must have it when you apply.
You must intend to live in Ontario after you’ve been granted permanent residence.
If you are applying from within Canada, you must have legal status (a visitor record, study permit, or work permit) at the time you apply and should maintain that status until the time of nomination.
You must submit your application within two years of the date on your degree, diploma or certificate (also known as your education credential). This means that the date on your educational credential (degree/diploma) must be within two years of your OINP application submission date, not the date you received the invitation to apply.
The job offer must be permanent position (job must have no end date – also known as an indeterminate duration) and full-time (minimum of 1,560 hours a year and a minimum of 30 hours of paid work per week).
Job offer must be in in a skilled occupation (at Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)),
The pay of the job offered must meet or be higher than the low wage level, for that occupation, in the specific region of Ontario where you will be working.
The position offered must be urgently necessary to your employer’s business.
The work you do while in the position of the job offer must occur primarily in Ontario.
To qualify under the International Student Stream, your employer must:
- have been in active business for at least three years prior to submitting your application
- have business premises in Ontario where you will work
- have no outstanding orders made against them under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 or the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Your employer’s business must also meet the following requirements for the most recently, completed fiscal year (the year used for tax or accounting purposes):
- a minimum of $1,000,000 in total gross annual revenue if you will work or report to work at a location in the Greater Toronto Area (City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions) or
- a minimum of $500,000 in total gross annual revenue if you will work or report to work at a location outside the Greater Toronto Area
In cases where the applicant will work at more than one location, the location where the applicant will report to work means:
- the location where the applicant’s immediate supervisor or manager works, or
- the location of the administrative office where the applicant will receive work assignments
Your employer’s business must also have at the time of application submission:
- at least five full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who work at the location where you will work, or will report to work, if you will work or report to work at a location in the Greater Toronto Area (City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions) or
- at least three full-time employees who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who work at the location where you will work, or will report to work, if you will work or report to work at a location outside the Greater Toronto Area
$1500 for provincial nomination application
Federal government charges separate processing fee for PR application
When you register an expression of interest under this stream you will be assigned points based on the qualifying factors. Invitation to apply will be sent to you based on the number of points you earn on this point system.
Once you have been granted provincial nomination you will have to send a separate application for permanent residence in Canada.
Toll-free: 1-866-214-6820 (toll-free within North America only)
For complete and up to date information and detailed program requirements always check the official web page of the program.
Page last updated on February 01, 2022.