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Ontario Now Publishing Estimated Processing Times for Immigration Streams


the CanadaVisa Team - 23 June, 2017

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The government of Ontario, Canada's most popular destination province for newcomers, is now publishing information on estimated processing times for streams within the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), one of Canada's Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

Previously, this information was not publicly available.

The province also disclosed that, as of June 19, slightly more than half of the 6,000 nomination certificates within the OINP allocation for 2017 have been issued.

The OINP is one of the most dynamic and varied of all PNPs. It contains three streams aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, as well as streams for international graduates and business persons.

OINP Processing Times (as of June 19, 2017)

OINP StreamProcessing applications submitted and paid for betweenEstimated processing time
Express Entry – Human Capital PrioritiesMarch 1, 2017 and June 19, 2017 inclusive60 to 90 days*
Express Entry – French Speaking Skilled WorkerFebruary 2, 2017 and June 19, 2017 inclusive60 to 90 days*
Express Entry – Skilled TradesJune 8, 2017 and June 19, 2017 inclusiveTo be posted at next update*
International Masters GraduateMay 1, 2017 and May 15, 2017 inclusive30 to 60 days*
International PhD GraduateMay 3, 2017 and May 19, 2017 inclusive30 to 60 days*
Employer Job Offer – Foreign Worker and International StudentFebruary 13, 2017 and June 16, 2017 inclusive60 to 90 days*
EntrepreneurApplications are assessed on a case by case basisDependent upon the complexity of the application
CorporateApplications are assessed on a case by case basisDependent upon the complexity of the application

*Processing time estimations are a guideline only, and may vary depending on the circumstances of the file.

To learn more about your Canadian immigration options through the OINP, as well as other Canadian immigration programs, please fill out a free online assessment.

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