Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program is an immigration program through which Ontario nominates individuals and their families for permanent resident status based on a pre-approved job offer in the province. The Government of Ontario established Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program to help employers succeed in the global competition for talent. Opportunities Ontario has a target of 5,200 nominations in 2015, this includes nominations for both the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program and Ontario Express Entry.
Ontario has created two new streams for skilled workers who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. The two new streams draw from the Federal Express Entry selection system.
- Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
This enables Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program to nominate individuals that have qualified for Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other factors to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.