Opportunities Ontario:
Provincial Nominee Program
International Students
Centennial College April 4, 2014
What international students need to know
What does Opportunities Ontario offer?
Who is eligible under each stream?
How do ...
Why choose Opportunities Ontario?
• Fast-tracking of permanent residence application by Citizenship
and Immigration Canada...
1. PhD Graduate Stream
Eligible PhD students:
• Who have graduated, or successfully completed degree
requirements
• Have a...
2. Masters Graduate Stream
Eligible Masters students:
• Who have graduated (or will soon be graduating) from a
Masters pro...
2. Masters Graduate Stream
Masters students must demonstrate:
• High official language proficiency
• English - IELTS Gener...
3. Students with Job Offer Stream
Eligible students:
• International students who have graduated within the past two
years...
3. Students with Job Offer Stream
Eligible Education Programs:
• Full-time diploma or degree programs (minimum of 2 years)...
3. Students with Job Offer Stream
Job Requirements:
• Located in Ontario
• Permanent and full-time
• At least at the entry...
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3. Students with Job Offer Stream
Employer eligibility criteria:
• Have business premises in Ontario
• Have been in act...
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3. Students with Job Offer Stream
How to get your employer interested:
• Know the program - it is up to you to
convince...
Nominee Application
(fee applies)
Apply to CIC
CIC checks admissibility
Employer pre-screen
Application (no fee)
Nominee A...
Processing Times
• Complete employer application packages within 64
business days or 90 calendar days
• Nominee applicatio...
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All Streams - what happens if I am approved?
Apply to CIC:
•If approved by Opportunities Ontario, student nominees subm...
Greater Toronto Area: 416-327-0374
Toll Free in North America: 1-866-214-6820
Opportunities.Ontario@ontario.ca
www.ontario...
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Ontario PNP Info Session at Centennial College - Version 2

  1. 1. Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program International Students Centennial College April 4, 2014
  2. 2. What international students need to know What does Opportunities Ontario offer? Who is eligible under each stream? How do I apply? What happens if I am approved?
  3. 3. Why choose Opportunities Ontario? • Fast-tracking of permanent residence application by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) • No work experience requirement • No point system • No job offer required for PhD and Masters graduates • No language testing for students with job offer or PhD graduates
  4. 4. 1. PhD Graduate Stream Eligible PhD students: • Who have graduated, or successfully completed degree requirements • Have at least two years of their PhD studies completed at a publicly funded Ontario university • Must apply within two years of the date their PhD degree was granted • Must have legal status, if they are in Canada
  5. 5. 2. Masters Graduate Stream Eligible Masters students: • Who have graduated (or will soon be graduating) from a Masters program • Minimum one academic year degree program (full-time) completed at a publicly funded university in Ontario • Must apply within two years of the Masters degree being granted or during last semester of program • Must be currently be residing in Ontario • Must have legal status in Canada
  6. 6. 2. Masters Graduate Stream Masters students must demonstrate: • High official language proficiency • English - IELTS General test: minimum score of 7 • French - TEF: minimum score of 5 • Minimum level of savings/income to support themselves and dependents • At least one year of residence in Ontario in the past two years • Not having further studies as their main activity in the province (e.g. pursuing a PhD or another degree/diploma)
  7. 7. 3. Students with Job Offer Stream Eligible students: • International students who have graduated within the past two years or completing their last semester at a publicly funded Canadian college or university • Must have completed at least half of their qualifying studies in Canada • Must have an offer of permanent and full-time employment from an Ontario employer • Must have legal status, if they are in Canada
  8. 8. 3. Students with Job Offer Stream Eligible Education Programs: • Full-time diploma or degree programs (minimum of 2 years) • One-year post-graduate degree programs and certificate programs, for which a previous degree or diploma is a pre- requisite, are also eligible Part-time studies and preparatory college programs do not qualify
  9. 9. 3. Students with Job Offer Stream Job Requirements: • Located in Ontario • Permanent and full-time • At least at the entry level wage* • in managerial, professional or skilled trade occupation (NOC 0, A, B) *visit www.workingincanada.gc.ca for entry level wage rates The job offer does not have to be related to your field of study
  10. 10. 10 3. Students with Job Offer Stream Employer eligibility criteria: • Have business premises in Ontario • Have been in active business for the past 3 years • Have at least 3 full-time permanent employees (5 for employers in the GTA) • Meet the minimum gross revenue criteria of $500,000 ($1 million for employers in the GTA)
  11. 11. 11 3. Students with Job Offer Stream How to get your employer interested: • Know the program - it is up to you to convince the employer to take part • Let the employer know the pre-screen application process is free • Direct the employer to www.ontarioimmigration.ca
  12. 12. Nominee Application (fee applies) Apply to CIC CIC checks admissibility Employer pre-screen Application (no fee) Nominee Application (fee applies) Apply to CIC CIC checks admissibility CIC issues Permanent Resident Visa PhD & Masters Graduates Students with Job offer All streams - how to apply All application forms are available on Opportunities Ontario website
  13. 13. Processing Times • Complete employer application packages within 64 business days or 90 calendar days • Nominee applications are due in 60 days. • Complete nominee application packages within 64 business days or 90 calendar days • PR applications are due in six months to CIC. What is a complete application? • An application is not deemed complete until all missing or required supplementary information is received. This date can be the date of application receipt, or the day when the last piece of information required from the client arrives. 13
  14. 14. 14 All Streams - what happens if I am approved? Apply to CIC: •If approved by Opportunities Ontario, student nominees submit their permanent residence application to CIC:  www.cic.gc.ca – “Apply to Immigrate to Canada: Provincial Nominee” Maintain legal status: •PNP Nomination does not confer legal status to remain in Canada •All prospective nominees in Canada should consider applying for a post- graduation work permit from CIC
  15. 15. Greater Toronto Area: 416-327-0374 Toll Free in North America: 1-866-214-6820 Opportunities.Ontario@ontario.ca www.ontarioimmigration.ca Opportunities Ontario: Study, Work, Stay @OntMCI How to Contact Us

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