Ontario Immigration Categories
If you wish to immigrate to Ontario, then you have three categories to choose from:
The Human Capital Category is for skilled workers, French-speaking skilled workers and tradespersons. It is also for international graduates who graduated from an Ontario university with a Master’s or PhD degree. No job offer is required to apply through this category.
The Employer Job Offer Category is for candidates who have an eligible job offer in Ontario from an employer who is willing to nominate them.
The Business Category is for those who wish to start a business or buy an existing business in Ontario. There is currently only one stream under the Business Category – Entrepreneur Stream.
Human Capital Category
The Human Capital Category itself divides into two sub-streams. One of them is the Ontario Express Entry. Programs in this sub-stream are enhanced. This means that they are linked with the Express Entry system.
The following programs fall into the Human Capital Category: Ontario Express Entry sub stream:
If you receive a nomination through Ontario Express Entry, you will be notified. It will then be up to the candidate, to accept or refuse the nomination. If you accept the nomination awards you get an extra 600 CRS points. This means that you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next all-program Express Entry draw.
The following programs fall into the Human Capital Category: International Graduates sub-stream. They are not aligned with Express Entry. An applicant must create a profile and register an expression of interest (EOI):
Processing Time: 30-60 days
The following are the minimum requirements needed to be eligible through one of the streams under the Human Capital Category:
Employer Job Offer Category
The minimum requirements to be eligible under this program are
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The Business Category is for candidates who wish to start a business or buy an existing business in Ontario. There is currently only one stream under the Business Category – Entrepreneur Stream.
EOI Assessment: Less than 30 days
Application: Depends on how complex the application is.