Ontario immigration has issued 28 Invitations to Apply in a new draw through the province’s Entrepreneur Stream.

The August 16 draw saw ITAs issued to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) candidates scoring between 138 and 160 points.

Candidates who submitted an Expression of Interest by August 8, 2022 were eligible for consideration.

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Ontario Entrepreneur Stream: 2022 Draws

Date Invitations Issued Minimum score range
August 16, 2022 28 138-160
July 15, 2022 33 146-174
March 4, 2022 21 152-169


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 located inside the GTA. Businesses located outside the GTA, or in either ICT or digital communications, must create one full-time job.
  • Make an exploratory visit to Ontario 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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