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Ontario Invites New Batch of Entrepreneurs For Permanent Residence

Ontario Entrepreneur Stream Draw

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In Ontario’s latest Entrepreneur Stream draw conducted September 21, 2018,  Ontario invited 16 candidates to apply for permanent residence.  The minimum score was 117.

Draw Date Minimum Score Number of Invitations
21-Sep-18 117 16


The Ontario Entrepreneur Stream is one of two business categories operated by Canada’s largest province, the other being the Ontario Corporate Stream.

This was the eighth draw of 2018; in the previous draw on August 20, 2018, Ontario issued 21 Invitations to Apply to candidates with a minimum score of 110.

Draw Date Minimum Score Number of Invitations
20-Aug-18 110 21

Steps For The Ontario Entrepreneur Stream

Stage 1

Step 1: Make Sure You Satisfy all Criteria and Requirements

Step 2: Complete and Submit an Online Expression of Interest (EOI)

Step 3: Invitation to Apply

Step 4: Submit Your Online Application

Step 5: Application Assessment

Step 6: Sign Performance Agreement

Stage 2

Step 7: Before You Arrive: Temporary Work Permit

Step 8: After You Arrive: 20 Months For Business Establishment

Step 9: Nomination for Permanent Residence

Step 10: Application For Permanent Residence, Plus Three Years of Monitoring

Steps For The Ontario Corporate Stream

Step 1: Make Sure You Satisfy all the Criteria and Requirements of the OCS

Step 2: Submit Application

Step 3: Application Assessment

Step 4: Sign Performance Agreement

Step 5: Temporary Work Permit

Step 6:  Arrival and Business Establishment

Step 7: Nomination and Application for Permanent Residence

Step 8: Monitoring

Ontario has also begun publishing details of draws under its popular Express Entry streams, including Human Capital Priorities, French Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades.

Ontario NOIs Issued So Far in 2018

Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) 3,534
French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW) 1,065
Skilled Trades Stream (ST) 1,006
Entrepreneur Stream 116


The OINP received an increased federal government allocation for 2018 of 6,600 nominations, up 600 on the number for 2017.

Status of OINP Streams

Immigration Stream Status
Human Capital Priorities (Express Entry) Open
French-Speaking Skilled Worker (Express Entry) Open
Skilled Trades (Express Entry) Open
Employer Job Offer Open
International Student (Masters Graduate) Closed
International Student (PhD Graduate) Open
Investor Immigration (Corporate) Open
Investor Immigration (Entrepreneur) Open


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