Ontario PNP 2017 – Facts, Updates | Time to Act

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Hello Readers,

In the previous years 2015-16, Ontario PNP has been one of the highest in-demand nomination programs across all Canadian Provinces. People have applied for this in droves, got approval, rejections and moved on with their PR process. But in 2016 when OINP stopped sending nominations, that was when all of our realized the party is over. Sometime later, an update was issued confirming to worst of our dreams that the OINP 2016 is closed and will open again possibly next year since the quota is exhausted.

We all waited patiently for the month of November 2016 to see what’s next and the NEXT WAS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN.  In 2017, OINP has been launched again with all fanfare and with the new online application system and cut off kept at 400, the show seems to be promising.

Until you get in the grove, everything looks fine. On Feb 16th 2017 OINP updates confirm launch of system from next week and it was formally launched on 21st Feb 2017. Aspirants worldwide with scores of 400 and above have their hoped pinned to OINP to receive Notification of Interest to apply for provincial nomination, but every system launch is full of glitches.

On Feb 22nd 2017, Ontario PNP application website https://www.one-key.gov.on.ca/iaalogin/IAALogin.jsp reported to face – ONe-key Enrolment Number and PIN issue,  under which some users of the OINP eFiling system are being redirected to a ONe-key page asking for an “Enrollment Number and PIN”, which was a system error. It was reported that –

The ONe-key system is currently experiencing performance and stability issues. You may need to repeat these steps several times before it is possible to access the OINP eFiling system.  

But the worst was yet to come –

On Feb 23rd 2017, 2 days after system was initiated, Ontario PNP Website reported – Please note that the International Masters Graduate Stream has reached its registration intake limit at this time. No registrations can be accepted through this stream at this time. The next intakes are closed for 3 MONTHS.

And it also updated that – If you have successfully created a registration for the International Masters Graduate Stream and received a confirmation number from the OINP e-Filing System, you may continue with your application. You have seven calendar days to complete your application after registering.

7 DAYS TO COMPLETE YOUR PNP Application ? This came as a shocker to many applicants.

February 24th 2017 – Another update on Ontario website stated – Please note that the International Masters and PhD Graduate Streams have reached their registration intake limits at this time. No registrations can be accepted through these streams at this time. Both streams are locked down for 3 months now.

February 27th 2017 – OINP website reports that due to recent system downtime the application timeframe is extended to 14 days instead of 14 days before. Applicants heaved a sigh of relief but for only a short time, since they don’t have enough time in hand to complete a PNP application.

Earlier in paper based system, candidates had 45 days to submit application, which is now reduced to 7 days supposedly increased to 14 days temporarily. If that’s how the best in demand provincial nomination will work, how are the candidates supposed to apply is a big question.

Candidates worldwide are expecting to receive NOI which seems to be trickling down to not more than 20-40 applicants everyday and it is beleived that even this stream will be closed post receiving 500 applications before things are fixed and nominations resume.


Are you waiting for NOI and looking to apply to OINP – Well make sure you got your documents with you ready to submit, so you can act on time. Don’t let go of this opportunity just because time was short. ACT NOW.

Well, overall it has been an exciting month of February 2017 and we look forward to more surprises in coming months. Hopefully, it all turns positive for clients worldwide.


Rachael Clark is an Immigration Consultant with an experience of over 7 years working with candidates across Europe. With a success rate of over 80% candidates receiving provincial nomination, Rachael writes on a number of subjects. More information is published on OOPNP.com

6 thoughts on “Ontario PNP 2017 – Facts, Updates | Time to Act

  • February 28, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Hi Rachael,
    I got ITA in last draw. My problem is I applied as an individual applicant.Although I mentioned that I am married but answered that my spouse will not accompany me to Canada.
    Could you please help to get me out of the dilemma in understanding that will there be any problem in my Spouse and dependent children application ,if they will apply for sponshorship once I will get PR?
    I have not hided any information and so believe that it should be fine.

    Your suggestion will me of great help and guidance for me.


    • mm
      March 1, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      There wont be any program, it’s just a bit long process. Else not a concern.

  • March 1, 2017 at 1:26 am

    With my recent IELTS score,CRS is 399.1 mark is off for Ontario PNP.Bad luck

  • April 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Rachael,

    I received NOI from Ontario yesterday.
    Now what is the time line i have to submit application. Is it 45 days or 60 days.


    • mm
      April 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Your NOI is valid for 6 months, you can join one key portal anytime and HAVE TO COMPLETE APP in 14 days.


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