Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program is an immigration program through which the province of Ontario nominates individuals and their families for permanent resident status based on a pre-approved job offer in the province.
Applications from employers who are seeking positions for foreign workers residing abroad, or foreign workers who are visiting Canada, will receive priority processing if those employers have tried to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents located in Ontario for those positions before applying to the program.
Approved employers can recruit foreign workers through the General Category and international students through the International Student Category.
The General Category is for foreign workers in any managerial, professional or skilled trades occupation (NOC O, A, or B). The International Student Category has three streams: 1) With Job Offer Stream which allows Ontario employers to recruit international students graduating from a publicly funded Canadian college or university in a skilled position; 2) PhD Graduate Stream which allows PhD graduates from Ontario publicly funded universities to apply to live permanently in Ontario; and 3) Pilot Masters Graduate Stream which allows Masters graduates from Ontario publicly funded universities to apply to live permanently in Ontario.
Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. When the program reaches its target, submitted applications will be assessed in the next calendar year.
For more information on this or other Canadian or US immigration matters, please contact the Bomza Law Group – Immigration Lawyers at 1-800-993-9971 or email@example.com.