Ontario’s Big Announcement! New Requirement for All Applicants!

On 26th February 2024, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) announced that all new applications need to include an Applicant Consent Form to qualify for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). 

About the Form

The Applicant Consent Form will basically ask for information about the applicant, such as their name, date of birth, email address, etc. The applicant and their spouse and dependents can sign this application if they are applicable. 

The Applicant Consent Form has to be:

  • Complete
  • Correctly dated (put the date after you receive an ITA or NOI)
  • Include the applicant’s sign
  • Include the spouse/dependent’s signature (if applicable)
  • Upload other documents with the application as well

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When & Where to Submit the Form?

The applicant can only complete this form after they either receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) or an Notification of Interest (NOI) under an OINP stream. 

An ITA is sent by OINP if the applicant has applied through an Expression of Interest stream, whereas an NOI is received by the applicant if they applied through one of the Express Entry streams under OINP. 

Hence, no matter which stream you have applied through, it is necessary for you to include an Applicant Consent Form with your OINP application. 

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    Who will sign the form?

    Apart from the main applicant, their spouse and dependents may sign the Applicant Consent Form. 

    If the applicant has hired a representative, they cannot sign this form on the applicant’s behalf. 

    The applicant should make sure to only sign the form once they have filled the form completely and not miss any information. 

    What if the form is incomplete?

    If OINP receives an incomplete form, they will return it to the applicant and the fee will be refunded as well. 

    However, always make sure to upload a complete form to not delay the process.

    Remember to fill out the form below for some insights and advice from our experts! 

    Niyati Chaurasia

    Niyati Chaurasia

    Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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