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OINP’s New Instructions for Submitting Complete PNP Applications

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"The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has issued certain specific instructions for new applicants applying for permanent residency in the province. Under the new instructions, the OINP will now only accept completed applications for its provincial programs."
Written by My Visa Source Team
Published on:  Aug 3, 2021
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The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has issued certain specific instructions for new applicants applying for permanent residency in the province. Under the new instructions, the OINP will now only accept completed applications for its provincial programs. 

An incomplete application is usually returned. However, the decision to not accept any incomplete applications was introduced to reduce the processing times for immigration applicants. This new rule will apply to applicants to Ontario's Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream and the Expression of Interest (EOI) applicants. 

Each province or territory that operates its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has an Express Entry linked with a PNP stream.

What Are the New Instructions for the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Applicants?

Applicants to the Human Capital Priorities stream are required to submit an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report to demonstrate that they meet the educational requirements. 

The OINP offers the World Education Services (WES) on its government website. The WES is the organization in Ontario that is designated to issue ECA reports. However, there are other organizations too. You can find them listed on the federal government immigration website.

According to the new instructions, you must authorize WES to share your copy of the ECA report with the OINP. To do this, you must get an additional ECA report online and share it with the OINP.

Any applications that are submitted without authorizing WES to share the ECA report will be considered incomplete and returned.

What Are the New Instructions If Applying Through the Expression of Interest (EOI) System?

The other immigration streams under the OINP use the EOI system to accept and review applications. For applicants applying under the EOI system, a PDF copy of the Attestation Form is required. It must be printed, signed by the applicant, scanned, and uploaded to the “other” tab under Supporting Documents.

Without this Attestation Form, your application will be returned for being incomplete. This means you lose your opportunity to apply to the program and will have to reapply to receive the provincial nomination.

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