OINP International Student Stream

Employer Job Offer OINP International Student Stream

OINP International Student Stream 2023

OINP International Student stream is exclusively for international students who have a valid job offer from an employer in Ontario. It is one of the pathways in the OINP Employer Job Offer stream that facilitates the immigration of applicants with a valid job offer in Ontario.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program offers streams

1. Ontario’s Expression of Interest Streams

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream:
It is applicable for foreign workers that has a job offer from an Ontario employer in a skilled-based occupation.

Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream:
For international graduates from an eligible Ontario university or college with a job offer in a skilled-based occupation.

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream:
It is for individuals with a job offer skilled in specific in-demand occupations in Ontario.

2. OINP through Express Entry

There are 3 streams for individuals that has profiles in the federal Express Entry system:

Human Capital Priorities Stream: Applicable for skilled workers with strong human capital factors.
Skilled Trades Stream: For skilled trades workers having experience in eligible occupations.
French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream: For skilled workers having strong French language proficiency.

3. OINP for Students with Ontario Education:

There are 2 streams for graduates of eligible Ontario institutions:

Masters Graduate Stream: For master’s degree graduates having strong performance in academic.
Ph.D. Graduate Stream: It requires Ph.D. graduates with research experience in a field aligned with Ontario’s strategic priorities.

4. OINP Entrepreneur Stream:

individuals that has entrepreneurial experience and financial capacity to start or purchase a business in Ontario.

Processing Time and Fees

The processing time for the OINP International Student stream is 90 to 120 days or 3 to 4 months. The application fee for the OINP Employer Job Offer-International Student stream is $1500.

Eligibility Criteria for Employer Job Offer-International Student Stream

You are eligible to apply for the OINP International Student Stream if:

  • You are a foreign student with a valid job offer from an approved employer in Ontario.
  • You have submitted an Expression of Interest and received an Invitation to Apply for the OINP International Student stream.
  • You completed your education from an approved Canadian university or college. Refer to the complete list of eligible Canadian institutes provided at the end of this article.

Your academic program is eligible for the OINP International Student stream if:

  • The program is full-time and spans a minimum of two years.
  • If your degree, diploma, or certificate is one year long, it must be full-time and require a degree for admission eligibility.
  • The program entails 15 hours of classes weekly within an academic year, including any training period.

You must apply for the OINP International Student stream within two years of graduating. For example, if you completed your degree in June 2023, you can apply until June 2025. The two-year duration is counted from the day you receive your educational credential, not from the date of your Invitation to Apply for the OINP draws.

If your job offer necessitates specific authorization or licensure in Ontario, you must obtain the mandatory authorization when applying for the OINP International Student stream.

Your intention to settle in Ontario and contribute to the provincial economy is assessed through:

  • Proof of studying and residing in Ontario.
  • Leasing or owning property in the province.
  • Establishing a reliable social circle in Ontario, such as professional networks and family connections.
  • Attending job interviews and applying for positions in the province.

If you are an international student applying from within Canada, ensure you possess a valid study or work permit during your application for the OINP International Student stream. If you have applied to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for an extension or renewal of your permit, you can still apply to the stream under “implied status.”

What is a valid job offer?

To qualify for the OINP International Student stream, you need a valid job offer from an approved employer. Your job offer must meet the following criteria:

  1. Job Category: The offer must fall within the TEER categories 0, 1, 2, or 3, aligning with the NOC codes acceptable for the OINP Foreign Worker stream.
  2. Full-time Position: The job should be full-time, requiring a minimum of 30 hours per week or 1,560 hours annually to be eligible for the OINP International Student stream.
  3. Paid Employment: The salary should meet or exceed the low wage level for your occupation. For instance, if your job offer corresponds to NOC code 11100 for Accountants, your pay must be $23 or more per hour. If you currently hold the same position with the employer, your salary should be at least as much as your current earnings.
  4. Permanent Job: The offer should be for a permanent position, without an end date, as contracts are not accepted for the OINP International Student stream.
  5. Equity Ownership: Neither you nor your family members should have any equity in your employer’s business, except if it forms part of your compensation. Furthermore, any equity you hold should not exceed 10%.

OINP Employer Job Offer-International Student stream: Employer Requirements.

To qualify for the Employer Job Offer-International Student stream, you need a job offer from an eligible employer. An eligible employer:

  • Must have operated an active business for at least three years.
  • The business must be partly located in Ontario, and the job must require you to work within the province.
  • Should not have any pending orders against the business under the Occupational Health and Safety Act or the Ontario Employment Standard Act, 2000.
  • For positions in NOC code 73300 (Transport truck driver) or NOC 73301 (Bus drivers, subway operators, etc.), the employer must possess a CVOR certificate.
  • Must maintain an annual gross revenue of $1,000,000 for roles in the Greater Toronto Area, encompassing Toronto, Durham, Halton, York, and Peel regions. For vacancies outside this area, the employer’s annual revenue must be at least $500,000.
  • Should have employed a minimum of five full-time Canadian citizens or permanent residents if the job is within the Greater Toronto Area. Outside the GTA, the requirement is a minimum of three Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • If applicable, should have a positive LMIA report, or if LMIA exempt, demonstrate efforts to hire Canadian citizens or permanent residents through at least two recruitment methods, such as advertising in the Job bank, print media, employment websites, or participation in job fairs.
  • Must complete and submit an OINP Employer Form to you.

Scoring grid for OINP Employer Job Offer-International Student Stream.

The information you provide while registering your Expression of Interest for the OINP International Student stream gets you a score. The scoring grid is tabulated below.

TEER category of the job offer 
TEER  0 10 points
TEER 110 points
TEER 2 8 points
TEER 38 points
TEER 4 or 50 points
Broad Occupational Category of your NOC code (the first digit of your NOC code)
BOC 0: Senior management and legislative jobs10 points
BOC 1: Business, finance, and administration occupations05 points
BOC 2: Natural and Applied Science related occupations10 points
BOC 3: Healthcare jobs10 points
BOC 4: Academics, law and social, community and government services04 points
BOC 5: Arts, sports and recreation03 points
BOC 6: Sales and services 03 points
BOC 7: Trades, transports, and equipment operators07 points
BOC 8: Natural resources, agriculture, and agricultural production.04 points
BOC 9: Manufacturing and utility.05 points
Location of the Job offer
Northern Ontario10 points
Outside Greater Northern Toronto08 points
Inside Greater Toronto03 points
Toronto00 points
Wages per hour paid by the job offer
$40 or above10 points
$35.00-$39.99 08 points
$30.00-$34.9907 points
$25.00-$29.9906 points
$20.00-$24.9905 points
Less than $200
Status of Work permit 
With work permit10 points
Without work permit0 points
Job tenure with the employer
If you have worked with an employer who has offered you the job for 6 months or more3 points
If you have worked for less than 6 months or have never worked with the employer who has offered you the job0 points
Earning history of Canadian work experience (if applicable)
If you have earned $40k or more in a year03 points
If you have earned less than $40k in a year0 points
Highest level of Education
PhD10 points
Masters08 points
Bachelor’s or equivalent degree06 points
College diploma or a trade certification05 points
Academic program lower than a college diploma or trade certification0 points
Field of education 
STEM subjects such as Engineering, Health, Mathematics, Computer Science,12 points
Trade subjects such as agriculture, natural resources operations, management, mechanics and repairs, constructions and production, architecture, etc.12 points
Subjects related to business, finance, and administration06 points
Education in the fields of academics, law, social and behavioral science, personal, security, and transport services.06 points
Arts and humanities06 points
Canadian Education
More than 1 Canadian academic credential10 points
1 Canadian academic credential05 points
Language Proficiency
CLB 9 or above10 points
CLB 806 points
CLB 704 points
CLB 6 or below0 points
Knowledge of official language
Both English and French (CLB 7 in one and at least 6 in other)10 points
English or French05 points
Maximum Points available108 points

List of Canadian Institutes eligible for OINP Employer Job Offer-International Student stream.

You will be eligible for OINP International Student stream only if your academic degree, diploma, or certification will be acquired from the academic institutions listed below.

Academic Institutes in Alberta

Universities in AlbertaColleges in Alberta
  • Athabasca University
  • MacEwen University
  • Mount Royal University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge
  • Alberta College of Art and Design
  • Banff Centre
  • Bow Valley College
  • Grande Prairie Regional College
  • Keyano College
  • Lakeland College
  • Lethbridge College
  • Medicine Hat College
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • NorQuest College
  • Northern Lakes College
  • Olds College
  • Portage College
  • Red Deer College
  • SAIT – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Eligible institutes in British Columbia
Universities in British ColumbiaColleges in British Columbia
  • Capilano University
  • Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
  • Kwantlen University College
  • Royal Roads University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • University of Victoria
  • Vancouver Island University
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Camosun College
  • College of New Caledonia
  • College of the Rockies
  • Douglas College
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Langara College
  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
  • North Island College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Northwest Community College
  • Okanagan College
  • Selkirk College – Castelgar Campus
  • Vancouver Community College
Institutes in Manitoba eligible for OINP International Student stream
Universities in ManitobaColleges in Manitoba
  • Brandon University
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Université de Saint-Boniface
  • University College of the North
  • University of Manitoba
  • Assiniboine Community College
  • École technique et professionnelle
  • Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Institutes in Saskatchewan eligible for OINP International Student stream
Universities in SaskatchewanColleges in Saskatchewan
  • Campion College (Federated with the University of Regina)
  • First Nations University of Canada
  • Luther College (Federated with the University of Regina)
  • St. Thomas More College (Federated with the University of Saskatchewan)
  • University of Regina
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Carlton Trail Regional College
  • Cumberland Regional College
  • Great Plains College
  • Lakehead College
  • North West Regional College
  • Northlands College
  • Parkland College
  • Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Southeast College
Eligible academic institutes in Ontario
Universities in OntarioColleges in Ontario
  • Algoma University
  • Brescia University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Dominican University College
  • Huron University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
  • King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • Ontario College of Art and Design University
  • Queen’s University
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Ryerson University
  • Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa)
  • St. Jerome’s University (Federated with the University of Waterloo)
  • Trent University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Hearst
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  • University of Sudbury
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Windsor
  • Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University
  • Algonquin College
  • Cambrian College
  • Canadore College
  • Centennial College
  • Collège Boréal
  • Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Confederation College
  • Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Fleming College (Peterborough)
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College
  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • La Cité
  • Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Michener Institute of Education at UHN
  • Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Niagara College Canada
  • Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Sault College
  • Seneca College
  • Sheridan College
  • St. Clair College
  • St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts and Technology
Institutes in New Brunswick eligible for OINP International Student stream
Universities in New BrunswickColleges in New Brunswick
  • Mount Allison University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Université de Moncton
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Maritime College of Forest Technology
  • New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
  • New Brunswick Community College
Institutes in Nova Scotia eligible for OINP International Student stream
Universities in Nova ScotiaColleges in Nova Scotia
  • Acadia University
  • Atlantic School of Theology
  • Cape Breton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University)
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Université Sainte-Anne
  • University of King’s College (Associated with Dalhousie University)
  • Nova Scotia Community College
Eligible Institutes in Prince Edward Island
Universities in PEIColleges in PEI
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • Collège de l’île
  • Holland College
Eligible institutes in Newfoundland and Labrador
Universities in Newfoundland and LabradorColleges in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Centre for Nursing Studies
  • College of the North Atlantic
  • Western Regional School of Nursing
Institutes in Quebec eligible for OINP International Student stream
Universities in QuebecColleges in Quebec
  • Bishop’s University
  • Concordia University
  • École de technologie supérieure (Université du Québec)
  • École nationale d’administration publique (Université du Québec)
  • École Polytechnique de Montréal (affiliated with Université du Montréal)
  • HEC Montréal (affiliated with Université du Montréal)
  • Institut national de la recherche scientifique (Université du Québec)
  • McGill University
  • Télé-Université (TÉLUQ)
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université du Québec
  • Université Laval
  • Cégep André-Laurendeau
  • Cégep Beauce-Appalaches
  • Cégep d’Ahuntsic
  • Cégep de Baie-Comeau
  • Cégep de Bois-de-Boulogne
  • Cégep de Chicoutimi
  • Cégep de Drummondville
  • Cégep de Granby Haute-Yamaska
  • Cégep de Jonquière
  • Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Cégep de l’Outaouais
  • Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
  • Cégep de la Pocatière
  • Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon
  • Cégep de Maisonneuve
  • Cégep de Matane
  • Cégep de Rimouski
  • Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup
  • Cégep de Rosemont
  • Cégep de Saint-Félicien
  • Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Cégep de Saint-Jérôme
  • Cégep de Saint-Laurent
  • Cégep de Sainte-Foy
  • Cégep de Sept-Îles
  • Cégep de Sherbrooke
  • Cégep de Sorel-Tracy
  • Cégep de Thetford
  • Cégep de Trois-Rivières
  • Cégep de Valleyfield
  • Cégep de Victoriaville
  • Cégep du Vieux Montréal
  • Cégep Édouard Montpetit
  • Cégep François-Xavier Garneau
  • Cégep Gérald-Godin
  • Cégep John Abbott
  • Cégep Lionel-Groulx
  • Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Cégep Montmorency
  • Cégep Limoilou
  • Cégep régional de Lanaudière
  • Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  • Cégep Vanier
  • Cégep@distance
  • Collège Ahuntsic
  • Collège d’Alma
  • Collège Dawson
  • Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne
  • Collège de Maisonneuve
  • Collège de Matane
  • Collège de Rosemont
  • Collège de Valleyfield
  • Collège François-Xavier-Garneau
  • Collège Gérald-Godin
  • Collège Héritage
  • Collège John Abbott
  • Collège Lionel-Groulx
  • Collège Montmorency
  • Collège régional Champlain
  • Collège Shawinigan
  • Collège Vanier
  • École nationale d’aérotechnique
  • Service régional de l’admission des cégeps du Saguenay-Lac St-Jean
  • Sources Adult and Career Centre
Institutes in Yukon, Northwestern Territories, and Nunavut eligible for OINP International Student stream
  • Yukon College
  • Nunavut Arctic College
  • Aurora College

How to apply for the OINP International student stream?

Applying for the OINP International Student stream is an extremely simple process. Below is the step-by-step guideline to help you apply for the stream easily.

Phase 1: Getting your ITA

STEP 1:  Create an ONe-key account and register an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the OINP e-filing portal.

STEP 2: Get a score out of 108 in the EOI system as per the information provided. 

STEP 3: Receive an ITA in the OINP draws

Once you receive an ITA to apply for the OINP International Student stream, you can apply through the stream within 14 days.

Phase 2:  Apply to the Employer Job Offer- International Student stream- deadline 14 days

STEP 1: Gather all your documents such as your ECA, language proficiency score (IELTS, CELPIP-G, TCF, TEF), job offer, etc. in order to substantiate your score in the EOI system. Upload all the required documents while applying to the OINP international student stream.

STEP 2: Once you have uploaded all the mandatory paperwork, pay the program fee.

STEP 3: Once you apply to the OINP international student stream, you will receive a confirmation email.

Phase 3: Get the Nomination certificate and apply for Canada PR- deadline 6 months

STEP 1: Once your application for the OINP International Student stream is approved, OINP will send you a nomination approval letter, nomination certificate, and a work permit support letter (if applicable).

STEP 2: You can now apply to IRCC for Canada PR through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). You must apply for Permanent Residency within 6 months of getting your provincial nomination certificate.

STEP 3: Your PR application is assessed and reviewed by the IRCC. Once approved, you will receive your COPR or Confirmation of Permanent Residence.

OINP International students stream

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