The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has reached its 2018 provincial nomination allocation, with 6,600 nominations issued to successful applicants across various streams.
The province says it will continue to accept and consider new applications for a provincial nomination, and those that have already been submitted, under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s 2019 nomination allocation, with the exception of the currently paused Master’s Graduate Stream.
The OINP is part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, which allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of candidates for Canadian immigration each year.
Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and the OINP’s 2018 allocation of 6,600 nominations makes it Canada’s largest provincial immigrant nominee program.
While the OINP has not yet announced its allocation for 2019, it is possible that the total may increase in the new year.
This year’s allocation was 600 slots higher than that of 2017, which was capped at 6,000 nominations.