This is not an application form to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Entrepreneur Stream. This is an online self-assessment tool that you must complete in order to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) declaring your interest to participate in the Entrepreneur Stream. Please take the time to read this page and the Entrepreneur Stream Guide carefully before submitting your EOI.
For information on each of the factors in this EOI, please refer to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream Guide.
The EOI to the Entrepreneur Stream is a self-declared points-based system. You may claim a score based on the information that you provide. Your total score will determine whether you will receive an Invitation to Apply under the OINP Entrepreneur Stream. If you are invited based on your EOI, you may submit a complete application to the Entrepreneur Stream.
There is no fee to submit an EOI.
The maximum score available is 160 points. There is no minimum score, as EOIs will be ranked against each other and only top candidates will be invited to apply.
If you have a Business Partner he / she must complete the “Entrepreneur Stream – Expression of Interest” Form and complete his / her own Entrepreneur Stream self-assessment and include both the form and the report in the same package as your Expression of Interest. Your EOIs must be received together. Your final score will be calculated using the lowest submitted score. For example, if your score is 154 and your Business Partner’s score is 152, the score that will be included in the selection pool is the EOI score of 152. Your final score will be used to rank your EOI against other EOI scores received.
For information on what happens after you submit an EOI, please refer to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream Guide.
You must ensure that if you are invited to apply to the program, you will be able to provide supporting documentation as evidence that you meet all of the Entrepreneur Stream requirements and to substantiate the points you claimed in your EOI.
You do not need to provide supporting documents to substantiate the points you claim when you submit an EOI. However, you must provide supporting documents to substantiate the points you claimed in your EOI if you are invited to apply. If you are invited to apply and your application is not supported by supporting documentation to substantiate points claimed in the EOI, then your application may be denied and your application fee will not be returned.
In addition, if you claim any points for factors directly related to your proposed business in Ontario, such as your investment amount or the number of jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents you will create in your proposed business in Ontario, then you are committing to making that investment and creating those jobs. Your business plan must demonstrate how you intend to meet these commitments.
If your application is approved, your Performance Agreement will be based on the investment and job creation you outlined in your EOI and business plan. If you are invited to apply and your application is not supported by supporting documentation to substantiate points claimed in the EOI, or if your business plan does not match the points you claimed in your EOI, then your application will be denied and your application fee will not be returned. If, upon establishing your business, you do not meet the investment commitments indicated in your EOI and business plan, then you may not be eligible to be nominated for permanent residence (even if you meet the minimum investment criteria).
If you choose to submit an EOI, you must send this EOI self-assessment tool report and include the Entrepreneur Stream Expression of Interest Form. You should carefully read and understand the authorizations and certifications as set out in the form. If you do not agree with any of these, or are not prepared to abide by them, you should not submit an EOI. If any amendments are made to the authorizations and certifications in the form, the EOI will be treated as incomplete and will be returned to you.
Submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) is not an application to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream. It is an expression of interest to participate in the Entrepreneur Stream. Meeting the minimum requirements and submitting the EOI does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply to the Entrepreneur Stream.
By submitting an expression of your interest, you will be entered into a selection pool based on the self-assessment score provided. If you are applying with a business partner, the final score that will be applied will be the lowest submitted score. This final score will determine whether you will be invited to apply to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.
All of the information you submit in your expression of interest, including all supporting documentation, must be true, complete and correct in every respect. Any false or misleading statement or concealment of relevant information may result in Ontario returning or refusing your expression of interest, or, if applicable, withdrawing your invitation to apply, or withdrawing or revoking your nomination for permanent resident status. It may also disqualify you from future participation in any immigrant program with the Government of Ontario.
OINP reserves the right to make changes to the EOI tool without prior notice, including changes to the scoring, the minimum total score required in each section, the expiration of registrations in the selection pool, and the number and frequency of registrants invited to apply. Refer to OINP’s website to ensure you are using the most up-to-date version of the Ontario Entrepreneur Stream Program Guide.