Would you love to settle in Ontario? Well, Ontario, too, loves to settle you in its province. A new regulation for all international students pursuing their education in this province encourages them to settle there permanently. It is love from both sides in this New Year.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP): International Students stream has a fresh look in 2024, broadening the eligibility parameters for individuals who have completed a one-year college graduate certificate. This implies that more students will be able to apply for permanent residency there.
The new ruling, which came into effect on January 1, 2024, allows applicants with any one-year college programme for OINP. It is quite a relaxation from the previous rule, under which, only those candidates were eligible who had a one-year credential from a qualifying institution if the programme necessitated a degree as an admission prerequisite.
This relaxation signifies that Ontario welcomes more students to settle there under the OINP, provided they can fulfil other criteria.
A Brief Look at the OINP Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
Having met the first requirement, it is time to take a look at other formalities to apply under this stream. The Employer Form is a must and needs to be filled in by the Ontario employer and submitted by the international student during the application process. Everyone involved must meet the programme criteria, including the employer and the job offer, and the applicant must ensure the same.
The job offered to the student should be in the eligible skilled occupation, classified as Type/Level 0, A, or B according to Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC). Applicant can be in or outside Canada and can apply for a work permit and Canadian permanent residence upon approval and issuance of an Ontario provincial nomination.
Filling for Permanent Residency Approval
Ontario opens its door wider for international students studying in its province to settle there permanently, however, certain formalities need to be met to ensure that they are the perfect fit. These formalities include the type of degree or diploma they are pursuing, the tenure of that programme, and whether it is from a qualifying institution or not.
An approved full-time job offer, intention to reside in Ontario, substantiating ties to the province, family connections, and maintaining legal status during application processing are just some of the numerous combinations that need to be sorted to apply.
Steering through this complexity and filling for permanent residency approval can be tedious and in the majority of cases, students will not be able to do that on their own. It is better to take guidance from the overseas education consultant in Chandigarh.
Canada and its provinces prefer and encourage international students to settle there. This facilitation aligns with the broader immigration programmes run by the country. However, even though the country follows an open-door policy for new immigrants, it wants to ensure that every formality is being met.