In 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) introduced a new Expression of Interest (EOI) system where applicants under certain OINP streams are first required to submit an EOI directly on the OINP website. These applicants are then scored based on the information in their EOI, which is then used to select candidates under certain programs. If the applicant is then selected based on their EOI, they will be given a set date to submit their full application to OINP. If that application is then approved, they will receive a Provincial Nomination. These programs do not require an Express Entry profile. This means that applicants who receive a provincial nomination under this stream will not submit their application for permanent residence through the Express Entry system.
The OINP programs which currently use the OINP system are:
- Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream
- Employer Job Offer: International Student stream
- Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream
- Masters Graduate stream
- PhD Graduate stream
This OINP points calculator is a tool that will help you calculate your OINP score based on the details you will provide on your EOI. To see which scores are being selected by OINP, you can view their latest updates here.
Legal Disclaimer: This tool is intended solely for general guidance and reference purposes only.
OINP Points Calculator
OINP EOI Points System
When assessing an Expression of Interest (EOI), the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) looks at a variety of factors. Depending on which stream the applicant is applying under, the OINP will only look at specific factors. Not all streams are assessed the same. This means that some applicants may earn points for factors such as their language abilities, while others may not.
The below table shows which factors are assessed for each stream:
|Scoring Factor||Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker||Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills||Employer|
Job Offer: International Student
|Masters Graduate||PhD Graduate|
|Canadian work experience: duration||Scored||Scored||Scored||Scored||Scored|
|Canadian work experience: NOC skill level||Scored||Scored||Scored||Scored||Scored|
|Canadian work experience: earnings history||Scored||Scored||Scored||Scored||Scored|
|Regional immigration: location of job offer||Scored||Scored||Scored||Not scored||Not scored|
|Job offer: NOC skill level||Scored||Scored||Scored||Not scored||Not scored|
|Job offer: NOC type||Scored||Scored||Scored||Not scored||Not scored|
|Job offer: wage||Scored||Scored||Scored||Not scored||Not scored|
|Highest level of education||Not scored||Not scored||Scored||Not scored||Not scored|
|Field of study||Not scored||Not scored||Scored||Scored||Scored|
|Canadian education experience||Not scored||Not scored||Scored||Scored||Scored|
|Official language ability||Not scored||Not scored||Scored||Scored||Scored|
|Knowledge of official languages||Not scored||Not scored||Scored||Scored||Scored|
|Regional immigration: location of study||Not scored||Not scored||Scored||Scored||Scored|
Expression of interest scoring factors documents
When submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) it is important to know which documents you will need to submit with a full application to OINP to prove the details on your EOI. If you claim points on your EOI, but cannot obtain the following documents, your application for a provincial nomination can be refused.
Job offer: NOC skill level, NOC type, and wage
- job offer letter with a description of job duties and wage
Canadian work experience: duration
- employment/work experience reference letter(s) from a Canadian employer(s) outlining dates of employment and hours worked per week
- full-time work experience means working in a job with at least 30 hours of paid work in a week that amounts to at least 1,560 hours of paid work in one year
- part-time equivalent work experience means:
- working in one job for at least 15 hours per week, for two years that amounts to at least 1,560 hours in that two-year period, or
- working in more than one job for at least 30 hours per week, for one year, that amounts to at least 1,560 hours of paid work in that one year period
Canadian work experience: NOC skill level
- employment/work experience reference letter(s) from a Canadian employer(s) with a description of job duties
In addition to employment/work experience reference letter(s), you may also submit supporting documents that describe your duties and responsibilities including job descriptions, performance reviews and job advertisements.
Canadian work experience: earnings history
- Notice of Assessment(s) issued by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in the last five years
T4 slips alone will not be accepted. You must have earned at least $40,000 in a single calendar year (as reflected on a single Notice of Assessment issued in the last five years) to receive points for this factor. Combined earnings over multiple calendar years will not be accepted.
Regional immigration: location of job offer
- job offer letter with location of employment clearly stated