Ontario Immigration Issues 19 Invitations in New Entrepreneur Stream Draw

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Ontario immigration has conducted a new Entrepreneur Stream draw, issuing 19 Invitations to Apply through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

The December 15 draw saw ITAs issued to candidates scoring between 140 and 200 points.

Candidates who submitted an Expression of Interest between November 22, 2019 and December 10, 2020 were eligible for consideration.

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Ontario Entrepreneur Stream: 2020 Draws

Date Invitations Issued Minimum score range
15-12-2020 19 140-200
21-10-2020 21 142-200
26-08-2020 21 144-200
25-06-2020 24 134-200
22-04-2020 26 132-200
26-02-2020 20 136-200


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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