Today, Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) also known as Ontario PNP updated their 2022 nominations allocation from IRCC and process times. IRCC allots number of nominations that a particular Canadian province can send to support permanent residency of a foreigner inside or outside Canada.
As per OINP, they have been allocated 9,750 nominations for the year of 2022. Furthermore, OINP has already 4,374 nominations this year as of June 28, 2022. Province’s 2021 allocation was 8,350 plus an additional 250 nominations specifically for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations (NOC C).
Ontario has been repeatedly urging the Federal Government to double their quota. But, this allocation indicates that it is not going to happen, at least this year. Purpose of this increase is to fill the gap of labor market in the province
Apart from this, OINP also updated average processing times of all the categories. Below are the average processing times as of June 28, 2022.
|OINP stream||Estimated processing time|
|Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker||70 – 100 days|
|Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities||70 – 100 days|
|Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades||70 – 100 days|
|Masters Graduate||90 – 120 days|
|PhD Graduate||90 – 120 days|
|Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker||90 -120 days|
|Employer Job Offer: International Student||90 -120 days|
|Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills||90 -120 days|
|Entrepreneur||Expression of Interest (EOI) Assessment:|
Less than 30 daysApplications:
Depends on application complexity
OINP processing times as of June 28, 2022