December 23, 2015
This Week’s Success Story: Successful Outcome for Provincial Nominee Program Application
In the last few years, we received an inordinate number of consultations regarding provincial nominee programs, specifically more questions targeting Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
It is very important to make a proper evaluation of each case on its own merits, whether the individual qualifies under any other program, for example under Federal Skilled Worker or Canadian Experience Class programs. We had a few cases when the applicant or /and his spouse did not qualify for any of these programs. We then started looking for provincial nominee programs, especially Ontario, as those individuals were working already in Ontario and many of their employers wanted to help. For the Ontario Employer Job Offer program, we were quite successful by using both streams, the International Student Stream with a job offer and the Foreign Worker stream with a job offer. Though obtaining the nomination via OINP or any other province takes longer than the above-mentioned programs, in the end it is a good solution for those who do not meet the requirements otherwise. The fees paid are also higher, as the applicants must pay both the provincial nominee fees and the federal permanent residence application fees, but the result is worth it.
We recently had two approvals for two families who applied under the 2 Ontario employer job offer streams and the families are very happy and grateful for our help with their applications.