The two famous immigration streams for international post-graduates students of Ontario (who previously studied in the province) are now open. Ontario, a Canadian province, is now accepting applications for the Masters Graduate stream, and the Ph.D. Graduate stream. These streams will work under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), which serves as one of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada.
Through this program, the province of Ontario will nominate those eligible candidates who are willing to settle permanently in the province. Ontario holds the reputation of most popular study destination for international students. Especially, the Masters and Ph.D. students from all over the world are attracted in considerable numbers. The reason for this preference is the research opportunities and quality of education offered by this province.
These streams are so popular that during their opening in last February and May, they had reached their intake limits within just a few days. The province has not revealed the total number of applications for the recent intake periods. The eligible candidate may submit their applications via Ontario’s e-Filing Portal.
The successful applicants will receive a provincial nomination certificate under these two streams. This will authorize them to file an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence. The base streams work outside the ambit of federal Express Entry system. Even though, they give you a chance for seeking a permanent resident of Canada.
Note: The applicants applying under either of these streams need not to provide a job offer. Moreover, it is not necessary for the applicants to be residing in Ontario while submitting their application.
INTERNATIONAL MASTERS GRADUATES
|The applicant must show his/her intent to live and work in Ontario||The applicant must show his/her intent to live and work in Ontario|
|Should have graduated from a recognized publicly funded university in Ontario under any of the existing Master’s program
The applicant must have completed at least one year program of study on a full-time basis
|Should have completed all the requirements of Ph.D. program at a recognized publicly-funded University of Ontario
· Should have successfully completed two years of Ph.D. studies (at least) from a recognized Ontario university
|Should file the application within two years of obtaining the Master’s degree||Should file the application within two years of obtaining the Ph.D degree|
|Should have legal status (i.e. work permit, study permit, visitor record) if residing in Ontario when filing the application
Maybe living outside Canada when submitting application; nevertheless, the candidates residing in Canada but outside Ontario are not eligible
Applicants need to not to possess legal status in Canada while applying from outside Canada
|The candidates must have a legal status (i.e. work permit, study permit, visitor record) if he/she is living inside Canada when submitting the application
· Candidates applying under this stream need not to be residing in Canada when submitting their application
· Applicants applying from outside Canada need not to possess a legal status in Canada
|Should demonstrate that they have been living in Ontario for at least 12 cumulative months within 24 months prior filing his/her application|
|Should exhibit the required intermediate proficiency level in English or French of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above regarding the all 4 competencies (writing, speaking, listening, and reading)|
|Should provide a valid proof of the minimum level of savings and/or income with a view to supporting themselves and their dependents|