Ontario immigration has issued 14 Invitations to Apply in a new draw through the province’s Entrepreneur Stream.

The May 12 draw saw ITAs issued to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) candidates scoring between 135 and 178 points.

Candidates who submitted an Expression of Interest by May 9, 2023 were eligible for consideration.

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Ontario Entrepreneur Stream: 2023 Draws

Date Invitations Issued Minimum score range
12-05-2023 14 135-178
31-03-2023 13 139-159
27-01-2023 10 137-162


Ontario Entrepreneur Stream: Financial Requirements

1) Net Worth

  • Minimum net worth of $800,000 if your proposed business will be in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Outside the GTA, minimum net worth is $400,000.
  • Proposed business in either ICT or digital communications, minimum net worth is $400,000 anywhere in province.

2) Investment and Ownership

  • Invest at least $600,000 in an Ontario business and own at least 33 per cent if business is in GTA.
  • Outside GTA, invest at least $200,000 and own at least 33 per cent.
  • Proposed business in either ICT or digital communications, invest at least $200,000 and own at least 33 per cent anywhere in province.

Ontario Entrepreneur Stream: Non-Financial Requirements

  • At least 24 months of full-time business experience in the past 60 months, as an owner or senior manager.
  • Create two full-time jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents in the proposed company if located inside the GTA. Business located outside the GTA, or in either ICT or digital communications, must create one full time job.
  • Make exploratory visit to Ontario in the 12 months prior to application. Note: This only applies to those buying an existing business.
  • Minimum CLB 4 in English or French.
  • Physically reside in Ontario for at least 75% of the time you are managing the business.

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