Ontario PNP Program allows Permanent Residence for international students with a job offer

Ontario’s provincial nominee program (PNP), Opportunities Ontario, is giving international students who have a job offer with an Ontario employer to opportunity to secure permanent residency in Canada.

This is a new stream unrelated to the Masters Graduate Stream and the PhD Graduate Stream. The International Student with a Job Offer Stream includes students who are: International Student Job Offer Stream

  • About to graduate from one-year post-grad degree or certificate programs
  • About to graduate from two-year undergrad diploma or degree programs.

For an international student to be eligible for permanent residency under this immigration stream, they can apply anywhere between completing their final semester or within 24 months after graduating. The college or university where the student is currently studying does not have to be in Ontario, but it must be an eligible, publicly-funded Canadian university or college.

To qualify for Ontario PNP as International Students with a Job Offer Stream:

Half of your studies must have been completed in Canada, with you graduating from an eligible publicly funded Canadian university or college. The list of colleges and universities is available here.

You myst have completed at least a two-year degree program or diploma on a full-time basis, or a one-year post-grad degree or certificate programs that already require a previous diploma or degree.

The job offer must be either professional, managerial or in a skilled trade, which is NOC type 0, skill levels A or B. Your field of study does not have to be related to your job offer.

The job offer must be full time and permanent, meaning it cannot be seasonal or sub-contracting work.

You must have legal status in Canada if you are presently in Canada.

If you’d like to learn more or are interested in applying for the International Student with a Job Offer Stream, contact us using the form on the right or email us at [email protected]

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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